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That Time I Read With Chuck Palahniuk

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What's it like reading with one of the most famous authors in the game? About as cool as you can imagine. Column by Brandon Tietz I just did a live reading with Chuck Palahniuk. It still feels weird saying it, probably because after thirteen years of reading the guy's stuff...I never thought the first meeting was going to take place on stage. Show More Summary

How to Assemble an Ensemble: Team-Building for Writers

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A recipe for a good ensemble stock to use in your next literary concoction. Column by BH Shepherd Somebody much smarter than me once said that the essence of drama is just putting characters in a room and watching what happens when they bounce off of each other. Show More Summary

The Pleasures Of Writing At Night

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Detailing the pleasures specific to writing at night. Column by Peter Derk Believe me, if anybody has a job and starts at 9, there's no reason why they can't get up at 4:30 or 5 and write for a couple of hours, and give their employers their second-best effort of the day—which is what I did. -Mary Oliver Yeah, totally do that, but in reverse. Show More Summary

The 5 Scariest Grammar Issues: Your Guide to Fearless Writing

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No matter how accomplished you are as a writer, chances are, there's at least one grammar issue that scares the living bejeezus out of you. Now is the time to slay it once and for all. Column by Susan DeFreitas Whether you're an accomplished...Show More Summary

The Massive Super Mario Movie Never Made

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Script Writer Max Landis ('Chronicle') shares his 436-page script for Super Mario World. News by Peter Derk This is not a movie, it’s a manifesto. Max Landis, a screenwriter best known for his work on Chronicle, has posted a 436-page...Show More Summary

5 Creepy Comics To Suit Every Predilection

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Five creepy comics—ranging from dark fairy tales to true crime—to suit all your Halloween needs. Column by Kelly Thompson Most of us like a little bit of creepy in the month of October, but what kind of creepy tends to vary greatly. Some of us prefer true crime while others prefer fairy tales. Show More Summary

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Is Here, And It Is A Thing of Glory

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Ultron! Hulkbuster armor! James Spader! So much destruction! Looks like the stakes are going up. Way up. News by Rob Hart I know we're a little late to the party on this (I think 90 percent of my Facebook feed last night was this trailer) but still, c'mon. Show More Summary

Self-Publishing is Basically the YouTube of Literature

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Even after going mainstream, self-publishing is still associated with a myriad of stigmas. Here's a few to consider before you make the leap. Column by Brandon Tietz I remember the first time I saw a Jenna Marbles video. It was that one where she talks about how to trick people into thinking you're good looking. Show More Summary

10 Questions with Urban Waite

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LitReactor goes 10 rounds with novelist Urban Waite. Interview by Keith Rawson Image by Sean Hunter What if upon the publication of your first novel, you were compared to Cormac McCarthy? I know, a lot of novelists are compared to the...Show More Summary

Author Confronts One-Star Reviewer, Confirms That This Is A Terrible Idea

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Author Kathleen Hale pursued a person who gave her a 1-star review. Conclusion: everyone is horrible. News by Peter Derk In a bizarre, spiraling series of events, author Kathleen Hale accused a reviewer of catfishing her, then proceeded...Show More Summary

So You Want To Write A Book, Part 2: The Daily Grind

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In this, the third installment of 'So You Want To Write A Book', we discuss the daily work of writing a novel - the daily grind, the mid-book doldrums, to sprint or not, and all sorts of other fun! Column by Leah Rhyne Hi again you guys!...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Last Winter We Parted' by Fuminori Nakamura

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When a young writer is assigned to interview a death row inmate, his discoveries could lead to the unravelling of both a macabre mystery and, if he's not careful--his own tenuous grip on sanity. Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard Bookshots:...Show More Summary

Spells and the Physical Power of Words

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While poems are seen as acceptable expressions of emotion or thought, magical incantations are generally left to fiction. But there is evidence that words can make a very physical impact on the world. Column by Leah Dearborn Love, revenge, money, health— spells and poems are often quite similar in their subject matter. Show More Summary

UPDATED: An American Dum-Dum in London: Tourist Locked in Bookstore

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An American tourist spent several hours locked in a London bookstore. News by Peter Derk An American man spent several hours locked in a London bookstore. "Trapped" in a bookstore, depending on your opinion. In a blatant disregard for...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Fat Man and Little Boy' by Mike Meginnis

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Concerning litters of piglets, unexplained pregnancies, identical twin movie stars, conjoined infants, Kamikaze pilots, and two bombs turned human. Review by Cath Murphy Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Fat...Show More Summary

Footnotes: 'King Lear' and 9 More Books Masquerading in Other Genres

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Browse a bookshelf and chances are you'll find several titles that aren't exactly as they appear — books in costume, masquerading in one genre when they're really something else entirely. Column by Ryan Peverly Patrick Magee as Cornwall...Show More Summary

10 Questions with LitReactor Instructor and Horror Writer Gemma Files

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Still afraid of the monsters underneath your bed? So are we. Want to write about it? We caught up with acclaimed horror writer, Gemma Files, to find out how she confronts the monstrous. Interview by Mary Breaden It's Halloween season—the best time of the year to scare yourself silly. Show More Summary

Five Terrifying Things About Getting Published

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You think that getting published would be a joyous occasion. Think again. It's a horror show. Column by Ed Sikov After years of writing journal entries only you ever read, book and music reviews seen only by you, or novels and shortShow More Summary

Let’s Get Critical! How Book Reviewing Can Make You A Better Storyteller

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Can book reviewing make you a better storyteller? Hell yes it can! And here's Keith Rawson's take on how to do it. Column by Keith Rawson About a month ago, writer and editor Sheldon Lee Compton posted on Facebook: “I don’t just want...Show More Summary

Edit My Paragraph! Episode Five

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This column explores the art of editing by providing detailed edits of reader-submitted paragraphs. Column by Gayle Towell In this edition we’ve got reptilians, zombies, and aliens. Perfect for Halloween, right? Right. First up, a user emailed the following paragraph: Glancing out of his hiding spot Ito looked down with a derisive snort. Show More Summary

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