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Bookshots: ‘An Augmented Fourth’ by Tony McMillen

5 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A veteran heavy metal rocker gets trapped with a few other people in a hotel where monsters roam the hallways and the greatest secret in the history of music is trying to kill them all. Review by Gabino Iglesias Bookshots: Pumping new...Show More Summary

I Can’t Let You Go Without Tapping That Ass...One...More...Time: Revisiting 'Death Proof' Ten Years Later

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Don't @ me, but this movie may have inspired me to become a writer. Column by Max Booth III Here is a sentence I’ve never heard in my life: “Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof is a good movie.” And here is a sentence you’ve never heardShow More Summary

Cowboys, Natives, and Fishmen—Oh My! An Interview with Rural Fantasy Author Tex Thompson

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An interview w/ rural fantasy author Tex Thompson: her passion for the writing community, teaching those who want to learn, cons of all stripes, and her weird western series Children of the Drought. Interview by Annie Neugebauer Arianne...Show More Summary

Cannibalizing Yourself: 9 Reasons You Should Mine Your Life for Ideas

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Strange experiences, new situations, and faraway galaxies are all great, but sometimes looking inside yourself and revisiting your memories is the best thing you can do for your writing. Column by Gabino Iglesias "I celebrate myself,...Show More Summary

Don’t Rate My Book Five Stars

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

There is nothing in this world more honest than a three-star review. Column by Max Booth III Authors frequently email me with offers of free PDFs of their books in exchange for five-star reviews on Amazon. There’s nothing wrong with a simple review request, don’t get me wrong. Show More Summary

Three Things That Will Tank The Dark Tower Movie For Fans Of The Books

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

With the movie adaptation of 'The Dark Tower' coming out in August, many reverent fans of the book series have high expectations from the filmmakers. Hollywood better not screw it up. Column by David Cranmer The man in Black fled across...Show More Summary

Tommy Wiseau, Charles Hinton, and the Non-Existance of Ironic Joy

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Imagine a James Bond flick written and directed by Tommy Wiseau. Welcome to the world of Charles Hinton. Column by Peter Derk Most of you are probably familiar with Tommy Wiseau, auteur behind The Room. The Room is a fascinating piece of work. Show More Summary

The Lost Art of the Graphic Novel Introduction

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A look back at when comic book trade paperbacks and graphic novels were so new, they attracted A-list celebrities to write the introductions. Column by Bart Bishop There was a time when comic book trade paperbacks we’re not that common. Show More Summary

How to Start an Author Website

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Lessons learned and things to consider when starting an author website. Column by Michael David Wilson Spurred on by the One Story Per Week Writing Challenge, I recently decided to set up a personal website. A platform to showcase my writing, podcasting, and editing. Show More Summary

Wide Open: 10 Classic (and perhaps not so classic) Road Trip Books

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Want to go on a road trip in your mind? These are the books for you. Column by Steph Post It could be argued that every great story is built around a journey. More often than not, they are of a more spiritual nature, as characters grow and change, seeking out their fortunes and coming to terms with their circumstances. Show More Summary

Storyville: Avoiding Purple Prose in Your Fiction

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How to avoid writing purple prose. Column by Richard Thomas So, I’m either the perfect person to write this column, or exactly the wrong person to do it, because quite often in the past my own writing has been called “purple.” I disagree with that assessment, at least in regards to my current work, the last couple of years. Show More Summary

Bookshots: ‘Blacky Jaguar Against the Cool Clux Cult’ by Angel Luis Colón

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Blacky Jaguar is on the run, but that doesn’t stop him from getting involved with an old friend with a “situation” in a small Tennessee town. Of course, mayhem and violence follow. Review by Dean Fetzer Bookshots: Pumping new life into...Show More Summary

Why Would An Adult Read Books For Teenagers?

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Why would an adult read fiction for teenagers? Because it possesses those fleeting qualities that are so hard to find elsewhere. Column by Karis Rogerson Image via B&N I read for countless reasons. I read for learning, for empathy, for experience. Show More Summary

The Top 10 Transgressive Novels of All Time

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According to one guy, so you're probably going to disagree. Column by Christoph Paul What is transgressive fiction? Well, if you find yourself saying "damn, that's fucked up" more than three times but keep on reading, there's a pretty good chance the book in front of you is a work of transgressive literature. Show More Summary

Build a Writing Retreat from the Ground Up

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Ready to set up your own writing retreat? Considerations, steps, and tips for planning from the ground up. Column by Annie Neugebauer We hear about writing retreats all the time. Many of us have even been on some. But have you ever wanted...Show More Summary

5 Bad-Ass Women Writing the West

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Forget Louis L'Amour, and even Ivan Doig--the best, most bad-ass fiction of the American West is being written by women. Column by Susan DeFreitas Once upon a time, the literature of the West was the Western—the story of a lone dude,...Show More Summary

Library Love: Unemployment Edition

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Libraries are a great resource when you're looking for a job. Column by Stephanie Bonjack Unemployment. Underemployment. Unenjoyable employment. We've all been there or are there or will be there. We don't live in the age of the all-caring parent company that employs one for life. Show More Summary

A Conversation with MP Johnson About Language, Masculinity, and Her New Zine 'Trans Mess'

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Rob Hart talks to MP Johnson about her new zine, which collects funny, poignant, and personal snippets of her lifelong struggle with gender identity and transition to female. Interview by Rob Hart A few years back, at AWP in Minneapolis, I heard MP Johnson read "Berzerkoids are Here" from the collection Berzerkoids. Show More Summary

Halfway There: The Best Books of 2017...So Far

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

2017 is half over. Here are the literary highlights we've gotten so far. Column by Gabino Iglesias At the start of every year, I take a look at what books will be published and think "Man, it's gonna be a great year to be a reader." Then, every single year, I'm blown away by the quality of the books I read. Show More Summary

Out of Circulation: 'My Fair Lady' by Louis Hemon

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Can old books be timely? Pertinent? Even those that are out of print? One columnist tries to answer that question, one book at a time. Column by Leah Rhyne Out of Circulation I work in an old library. In fact, it's the second oldestShow More Summary

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