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Archived Since:February 28, 2012

Blog Post Archive

Dennis Cooper's Blog Returns!

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Elated to say that Dennis Cooper's work will return to the web! News by Peter Derk About six weeks ago, we reported on the disappearance of Dennis Cooper's blog. The entirety of the work, 14 year of stories, works in progress, and GIF...Show More Summary

Swipe left: Seven Sick Literary Hook-ups

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The fictional hook-ups that mess with our minds are the ones that take on a dark life of their own, and any pretense to playing God on the part of the author, just goes out the window. Column by JS Breukelaar I met my husband at a bar. Show More Summary

Chuck Tingle and Zoe Quinn Team Up To Write Dating Sim

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Unicorns and Bigfoot, Chuck Tingle and Zoe Quinn. New video game has all the ingredients of a hit! News by Peter Derk What do you get when you cross unicorns, Bigfoot, ripped dudes and romance? The newest Chuck Tingle book, of course. Show More Summary

Teenage Wasteland: Please, No More Teenage Superheroes

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Hey teens! Get off my lawn and out of my comics! Column by Peter Derk Look at this. The image above these words is the cover to Ms. Marvel #007. Selfies with Wolverine. Ridiculous. I'm old. I don't want to see teens anywhere, but there are two places I ESPECIALLY don't want to see them: on my lawn and in my comics. Show More Summary

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Forrest Gump'

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Films are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. And you never know why the hell some flavors are so beloved either... Column by Christopher Shultz Welcome back to What Works & What Doesn't, where we deconstruct...Show More Summary

ADA and the Modern Writer

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The Americans with Disabilities Act improved the lives of millions of people, requiring accommodations and preventing discrimination. What does that mean for writers? Column by Stephanie Bonjack The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...Show More Summary

Depulso: The More Harry Potter You Read, The Less You Like Trump

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Do Harry Potter books contain the secret spell for stopping Donald Trump? News by Peter Derk In 2014, University of Pennsylvania Professor Diana Mutz conducted a poll to find out whether there was a correlation between reading Harry Potter and having more liberal beliefs in the United States. Show More Summary

The Use of Derogatory Language in Period Pieces

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Asking the question, is it okay for authors to use "authentic" language in period pieces? Column by Bart Bishop Language is always evolving, and that’s never more evident than with the written word. Dialogue that was once tolerable,Show More Summary

9 Literary Treats Made Into Musicals

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Having a background in musical theater, I'm familiar with several books turned musicals. You can make practically anything into a musical. Here's a few gems that took off, and some that tanked. Column by Holly Kothe You can make practically anything into a musical, though that doesn't mean you should. Show More Summary

Ashes To Ashes: 6 Books About Funerals

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

These authors don't just address the difficult and often taboo subject of human mortality, they also play with it, using wit and skill to shine a light on the dark moments at the end of a life. Column by Leah Dearborn Funerals are some of the most important events in life, even if they center around death. Show More Summary

8 of the Worst (and Best) Book-to-Film Adaptations

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Dear Hollywood: Please stop destroying my favorite books. Column by Raine Winters I remember visiting the movie theatre as a child. It was a riveting experience full of wonder and joy. What new story will I see brought to life next?Show More Summary

New Zeroville Sales Trailer Surfaces

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Zeroville's tonally confusing road to the big screen continues. News by Joshua Chaplinsky via Birth.Movies.Death I've already written a bunch about James Franco's adaptation of Steve Erickson's brilliant Zeroville, so I'm not going to rehash the details here. Show More Summary

What's the Big Deal about 'Ben-Hur'?

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

The novel 'Ben-Hur' has been adapted seven times for stage, screen, and TV. Why? What makes this 1880 novel so adaptable and enduring? Column by Ed Sikov Lewis Wallace’s novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ was published in 1880 and has...Show More Summary

The Rabid Puppies of Pelennor Fields

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Puppy power, liberal cabals, and the impending Hugo Awards. Column by Liam Meilleur The Hugo Awards are among speculative fiction’s highest honors, and the winners, announced annually at Worldcon, receive their trophies amid black-tie pageantry and applause from the likes of George R.R. Show More Summary

7 Things That Are Ruining Amateur Book Reviews

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Are you an amateur book reviewer? Are you making these mistakes? Because if you are, I really don't like you. Column by Peter Derk Amazon, Goodreads, LibraryThing. I was excited when these outlets for amateur book reviews showed up.Show More Summary

Storyville: Continuing Your Writing Education

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Some tips and advice about how to continue your writing education. Column by Richard Thomas So today we’re going to talk about how to continue your writing education. Whether you’ve graduated from high school, or obtained an undergraduate degree (both excellent accomplishments) there are several ways you can continue to grow as an author. Show More Summary

The Deal with the Seinfeld 9/11 Script

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

The viral, fan-penned 9/11 Seinfeld episode that's...actually pretty good. News by Peter Derk Photo: Rdikeman at the English language Wikipedia What's the deal with this Seinfeld script that takes place after 9/11? What started as Billy...Show More Summary

Manga For Beginners: 'One-Punch Man'

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Manga For Beginners! A column dedicated to introducing readers to a range of fantastic Japanese comics. Column by Christopher Irvin Welcome to Manga for Beginners! I got hooked on manga during the explosion of translated titles in the late '90s/early '00s. Show More Summary

Bookshots: ’Rise The Dark’ by Michael Koryta

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A short review of Michael Koryta's latest supernatural thriller, 'Rise The Dark'. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Rise The Dark Who wrote it? A powerfully written and fastShow More Summary

Tech and Product Round-up: August Edition

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Cool stuff from Amazon, not so cool stuff from Apple, and frakin awesome stuff from Scrivener. Column by Christopher Shultz Hello all. I've got a decent handful of news and tips to share with you this month. Amazon released a pretty cool but not really cool new feature for their Kindle tablets and app. Show More Summary

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