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Blog Post Archive

Giving Up the Ghost: How to Bury Dead Writing

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Giving up on a piece of writing seems counterintuitive. We’re told from an early age that if we just keep trying, one day we’ll succeed. But sometimes effort just isn’t enough. Column by Leah Dearborn Way back in 2008, author Mary Patrick Kavanaugh came to a horrible realization. Show More Summary

8 Undateable Male Characters

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

I'll read about them, but I won't take them up on dinner. Column by Christine J. Schmidt We know that quite often the fantasy is better than the reality in most things. When it comes to stories, the ones that enthrall me follow characters that I could read about constantly, but would not necessarily want in my life. Show More Summary

IndieGoGo Campaign Hopes to Fund ‘Scary Stories to tell in the Dark’ Documentary

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The book that terrorized our childhoods is coming for us again! News by Raine Winters I remember spending hours in bed, hidden under a blanket, with only a flashlight to read by. I remember turning each page and growing progressively more horrified by the tales found there. Show More Summary

LURID: My Man Ludwig Van - The Tortured Genius of Beethoven

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

"What I shit is better than anything you have ever thought". On the anniversary of his death, we can all learn a lot from the genius of Ludwig Van Beethoven. Column by Karina Wilson "Beethoven" by Joseph Karl Stieler What I shit is better...Show More Summary

Songwriter Nick Cave Pens Book Entirely on Airline Barf Bags

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

And one of the editions costs more than a plane ticket! News by Raine Winters Image via Pitchfork I’ve jotted book ideas on lots of random objects: cardboard, napkins, my own arm, and once a Styrofoam cup. I’m sure this is a common symptom...Show More Summary

Embracing Hypnagogia: How to Write Using Your Subconscious

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Hypnagogia is the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep. It might also possibly be one of our mind’s most vital tools for creativity. Column by Max Booth III My best ideas come to me when I’m on the verge of falling asleep. Show More Summary

LitReactor Community Spotlight: March 2015

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The official LitReactor community update for March 2015. Column by Nathan Scalia March has been a big month in the world of literary news. We mourned the loss of Sir Terry Pratchett, welcomed the announcement of a new Gaiman baby (slightly...Show More Summary

In Defense Of Indie (It's Not What You Think)

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Does Indie publishing need to be defended? Do even the oceans of crap deserve it? Column by Keith Rawson I’m going to use one of those sly literary tricks that I always find just a tad bit annoying in stories and novels: I’m going to start this column at the end and then go back to the beginning. Show More Summary

Dr. Seuss gets his own Museum

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Soon we’ll be able to enjoy a whole building’s worth of Seuss’ amazing legacy. News by Raine Winters A press release from Springfield Museums has announced that The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss, an interactive and literacy-based museum,...Show More Summary

Bookshots: ‘The Lost Boys Symphony’ by Mark Andrew Ferguson

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A love triangle takes a new turn when the mentally unstable member disappears. Review by Dean Fetzer Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Lost Boys Symphony Who wrote it? This is the first novel of...Show More Summary

Apple Endorses Unauthorized Jobs Biography

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Want an instant bestseller? Get Apple to approve your book! News by Raine Winters Image via Forbes Apple has endorsed a new unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs through a series of interviews and tweets, reports The New York Times. Those supporting the book include Apple’s chief executive Timothy D. Show More Summary

Product Review: 80 Days

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Based on a Jules Verne novel, this mobile game combines prose with an interactive narrative a la 'Choose Your Own Adventure'. Column by Christopher Shultz Have you ever read a classic novel and wished you could actively control the narrative's...Show More Summary

Chuck Palahniuk Sells Film Rights to Lullaby

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The popular novel is set to get the indie filmmaker treatment! News by Raine Winters Author Chuck Palahniuk has announced on Facebook that his novel Lullaby will be hitting the big screen, reports The Wrap. Movie rights go to indie filmmakers Andy Mingo and Josh Leake. Show More Summary

Girls on Film: Marvel vs. DC

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Superhero comics have historically struggled with portraying fully realized female characters. How have Marvel and DC treated their women in the transition from the page to the screen? Column by BH Shepherd It’s tough being a female superhero. Show More Summary

Murder Most Foul: Five Killer YA Mysteries

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

In these five novels, the authors have murder on their minds, and no crime is too grisly, even for a YA audience. Column by Riki Cleveland Who says Young Adult literature has to be all love triangles and fluff? In these five novels, the authors have murder on their minds, and no crime is too grisly, even for a YA audience. Show More Summary

Douglas Adams Doctor Who Script Will Regenerate in Book Form

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Fans of the TV show, this is the novel we’ve always needed. News by Raine Winters "City of Death," a Doctor Who script from 1979, will receive book treatment at the hands of author James Goss. The four-episode story was originally written...Show More Summary

Noted American Hellscape Puts Libraries At Bus Stops

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Detroit bus riders get seats AND books. News by Peter Derk There's...5,000 bus stops in the City of Detroit. About half of them don't have any place to sit, and 1 out of 8 Detroiters ride the bus every day. We want to be those people...Show More Summary

Boozing Like Famous Writers

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Writers are known for their boozing. What happens when an amateur writer tries out professional drinking? Column by Peter Derk I hate to think of myself as a pile of stereotypes, a bunch of checkboxes with marks for either yes or no....Show More Summary

Post-Mortem: Exploring 'Finnegans Wake'

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Exploring 'Finnegans Wake' over a period of two weeks. Column by Emily Rose Lathrop “Well, you know or don’t you kennet or haven’t I told you every telling has a taling and that’s the he and she of it” (213). James Joyce wrote Finnegans Wake over a period of 17 years (1922-1939), finally publishing two years before his death in 1941. Show More Summary

George R.R. Martin will be Skipping San Diego Comic-Con to Finish his Book

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

The famous author made the announcement in a blog post. News by Raine Winters Image via MoviePilot In a blog post on Monday, George R.R. Martin announced that he intends to skip the San Diego Comic-Con and use the time to work on Winds...Show More Summary

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