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Joe Hill Remembers Where He Came From (Part Two)

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Bestselling author Joe Hill concludes the sprawling discussion of his new book 'The Fireman', touching on his start as a writer, writing advice, and reading habits. Interview by Paul Michael Anderson Photo Credit: Shane Leonard Read part one HERE Aspiring writers are looking for a magical bullet. Show More Summary

Hot Summer Reading: 7 Climate Fiction Titles for a Warming World

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Think cli-fi is all doom and gloom? Think again. The seven titles on this list are full of sexy summer sizzle and smart suspense—perfect for apocalyptic beach reading. Column by Susan DeFreitas Summer reading lists tend to figure heavily...Show More Summary

6 Game Development Lessons For Writers

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

6 writing lessons from Derek Yu and the world of game development. Column by Peter Derk When I read Spelunky by Derek Yu, the book about Yu's development of the game by the same name, I expected to be entertained, elated, and maybe a little lost at times. Show More Summary

5 Writing Sheds That You'll Want To Build For Yourself

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Have you ever wanted a writing space that was completely your own, built away from all the others parts of your life? Column by Leah Dearborn Have you ever wanted a writing space that was completely your own, segmented away from allShow More Summary

When It Rains, It Poems: Boston's Poetry Project

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Mass Poetry is using water repellent spray to make poems magically appear when it rains. News by Peter Derk image Just in case Piña Coladas, Shirley Manson, and yellow boots weren't enough reasons to love precipitation, Raining Poetry, Mass Poetry's newest project, brings poems to Bostonians whenever it rains. ... [Continue Reading]

Modifier Makeovers: Go From Basic to Belle-of-The-Ball with These Simple Tricks

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A Primer on Modifiers. Column by Taylor Houston Modifiers are the accessories of writing: they serve to enhance your basic sentence. Just as your basic outfit should include—at minimum—pants and a shirt, your basic sentence must include a clear subject and verb. Show More Summary

Book vs. Film: 'Psycho'

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Between Bloch's novel and Hitchcock's film, which version of 'Psycho' is the Mother? Column by Christopher Shultz In the world of adaptations, there are rigorously faithful screen versions of novels (Rosemary's Baby, though one integral...Show More Summary

First Trailer Released for Live Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Disney has officially invited us all to be their guests. News by Raine Winters Disney has been on a roll lately with its live action remakes of classic fairy tales, so the company’s decision to reboot Beauty and the Beast probably wasn’t a huge surprise to fans. Show More Summary

Fast Draft Hell: 7 Lessons I Learned (Almost) Writing a Novel in 14 Days

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

20 pages a day for 14 days. Quick revisions. Bam. A finished book. In a month. Where do I sign up? Column by Riki Cleveland Early on this year I was perusing the Internet for possible writing workshops that might kick my butt into gear, and I stumbled upon a gem taught by editor and author extraordinaire Candace Havens. Show More Summary

17th Century Work May Be First Science Fiction Novel Ever Written

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

…and now the book is being rewritten for modern times. News by Raine Winters There is a first for everything: the first pencil, the first piece of paper, the first manuscript … and now, the first science fiction novel. Award-winningShow More Summary

Gerard Way, 'The Children's Crusade' and the Death Rattle of Vertigo Comics

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

In the wake of Gerard Way's Young Animals mature comics imprint announcement, we look back at that time Vertigo attempted a line-wide crossover. Column by Bart Bishop DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint was once the shining jewel of mainstream comic books. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Smoke' by Dan Vyleta

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

In a version of Victorian England, emotions manifest as Smoke pouring out of the body. Is it a disease? Is it sin? Why is there such an effort to control Smoke and information about it? Review by Stephanie Bonjack Bookshots: PumpingShow More Summary

CLIFFHANGERS: How 'Game of Thrones' Got It Right and 'The Walking Dead' Didn’t

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

'Game of Thrones' got its cliffhanger season ending right. 'The Walking Dead' got it wrong. Why? Column by Cath Murphy BEWARE OF SPOILERS (Obviously) We all love cliffhangers, but no one loves a cliffhanger ending more than a showrunner for an expensive drama-based tv series. Show More Summary

Exploring The Pomodoro Technique and Timers to Improve Productivity and Write More

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

An exploration into the Pomodoro Technique, timers and how you can use them to improve your writing habits. Column by Michael David Wilson I’m a productivity junkie. For a long-time now I’ve been obsessed with squeezing the most out of the day and optimising the way I work. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Nice Guys: The Official Movie Novelization' by Charles Ardai

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at Charles Ardai's novelization of Shane Black's "The Nice Guys". Review by Max Booth III Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Nice Guys: The Official Movie Novelization Who wrote it? In aShow More Summary

12 Superman Stories You And Zack Snyder Should Read

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Disappointed by the Superman you've seen on screen lately? Read these books, fall in love with the Man of Steel all over again. Column by Peter Derk I saw Man Of Steel. I saw Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. I've seen what Zack Snyder...Show More Summary

Joe Hill Remembers Where He Came From (Part One)

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Part one of our in-depth discussion with the author of 'Locke & Key', 'Horns' and 'The Fireman'. Interview by Paul Michael Anderson Photo: Gage Skidmore Craig Spector, one of the founders of splatterspunk, once explained to me in anShow More Summary

Every Anne Rice Novel Summarized in 140 Characters or Less

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

The Anne Rice oeuvre gets the Twitter treatment for the uninitiated. Column by Joshua Chaplinsky Book image via Brad Murgen Inspired by the column that almost became a segment on the Queen Latifah Show: Every Stephen King Novel Summarized in 140 Characters or Less by Max Booth III First, a few caveats, based on reactions to my previous column,... [Continue Reading]

All's Well That Ends Well: On Marriage And Closure

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Will Shakespeare and Jane Austen certainly had no qualms about ending a story at the alter. But marriage has changed over the centuries, and even since the rom-coms of the '90s. Column by Leah Dearborn Wedding season is almost upon us. Show More Summary

Chuck Palahniuk Writing And Kickstarting 'Lullaby' Movie

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Chuck Palahniuk is writing a 'Lullaby' screenplay and Kickstarting the production. It's really happening. News by Peter Derk Chuck Palahniuk fans know the pain of movie adaptations come and gone. Tuesday we're hearing about a Survivor movie, Wednesday it's a James Franco version of Rant. Show More Summary

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