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Blog Post Archive

Tech and Product Round-Up: September Edition

8 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Writerly tech news from Shelfie and Apple, plus a handy tool for generating eBooks on any device. Column by Christopher Shultz Welcome to the monthly tech news round-up. I've got some cool stuff from Shelfie, as well as anything you fellow writers out there might like to know about Apple's newest iPhones and mobile operating system, iOS 10. Show More Summary

Harry Potter and the Cursed Memory

14 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Memory as physical object in the Harry Potter series and its role in forming identity, with special emphasis on 'The Cursed Child'. Column by Bart Bishop Memory has always been an important element of the Harry Potter series. From Neville...Show More Summary

Beyond Gone Girl: The Gillian Flynn You Should Read Next

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

You read GONE GIRL and either loved it, hated it, or a little of both, but what about the rest of Gillian Flynn's works? A breakdown of each, and why (or if) lovers or haters of GG should try them. Column by Annie Neugebauer Everyone has heard of Gone Girl, and many have read it. Show More Summary

BookShots: 'The Ferryman Institute' by Colin Gigl

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

A jaded ferryman tired of dealing with death gets a chance to figure out what he wants out of life. Review by Christopher Shultz Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Ferryman Institute Who Wrote It? The...Show More Summary

10 Things We Can Learn About Writing from 'You’re the Worst'

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

We dig deep into Stephen Falk's complicated FXX series. Column by Max Booth III If I told you a show existed that focused on two narcissists in a relationship, you would probably tell me, hey, that sounds kind of boring, and you’d have a point. Show More Summary

They’re All Going To Laugh At You!: 5 Ways To Overcome Anxiety While Writing Your First Novel

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Ah, do the first novel blues have you biting your nails and tearing out clumps of hair? Hopefully this listicle will help you find a little balance. Column by Keith Rawson I’ve slowed down on the freelance work. Okay, slowed down isShow More Summary

LitReactor Community Spotlight: September 2016

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

LitReactor moves the spotlight to some of its great community members and their work. Column by Peter Derk It's been a little while, but the Community Spotlight is back! It's my first time putting the Spotlight together, and just in case it's your first time reading it, let me tell you why this matters. Show More Summary

LURID: Branwell Brontë—Wastrel or Romantic Hero?

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Why is Branwell Brontë such a hero to so many? Lurid takes a look at his wasted life, and how his perpetual failure became an integral part of the Brontë mythos. Column by Karina Wilson Branwell Brontë died 168 years ago this weekend, on September 24 th, 1848. Show More Summary

Why A Little Writing Jealousy Is Healthy

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Every writer has felt it—that twinge of jealousy when you read a sentence so perfect, it makes you angry that you didn't think of it first. Column by Leah Dearborn Every writer has felt it—that twinge of jealousy when you read a sentence so perfect, it makes you angry that you didn't think of it first. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Novi Sad' by Jeff Jackson

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Jeff Jackson returns with a "sister book" to the acclaimed punk rock mind bender, 'Mira Corpora'. Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Novi Sad Who wrote it? Acclaimed playwright...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Stephen King

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A love letter from A Constant Reader. Column by Max Booth III "You guys wanna go see a dead body?" I don’t remember how old I was when I first watched Stand By Me, but I certainly remember how it affected me. I remember the desires it planted into my mind, the desires that still haven’t left my system years later. Show More Summary

6 Annoying Things Writers Are Asked To Do And How To Ask Anyway

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Are you thinking of asking a writer friend for help with something? Maybe you should think twice. Column by Peter Derk "Hey, you're a writer, right?" Whenever I hear that, it's not because someone recognizes my name or photo (although I have been mistaken for Stephen King. Show More Summary

A Conversation With Dana Kaye About PR, Harsh Realities of Promo, And 'Your Book, Your Brand'

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Harsh truths. Creating a brand statement. The most effective social media platform for reader engagement. Dana Kaye is here to drop some knowledge. Interview by Rob Hart Book promo is a lot more than copying Amazon links onto Facebook. It's...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Warren' by Brian Evenson

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Evenson's latest is a sci-fi novella that takes on nothing less than the nature of identity and what it means to be "human." Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Warren Who...Show More Summary

10 Standard Texts for Junior High and High School English Class: Just How Great Are They?

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Just about everyone reads 'The Great Gatsby' or 'Romeo and Juliet' in their formative years...but should they? Column by Christopher Shultz image courtesy Schplook / flikr.com It is now mid-September, which means many of... [Continue Reading]

Bookshots: 'The Wonder' by Emma Donoghue

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A review of 'The Wonder', the latest from Emma Donoghue, author of 'Room'. Review by Bart Bishop Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Wonder Who wrote it? If you’re looking for a mystery with palpable atmosphere, this is a good read. Show More Summary

7 Reasons Why Every Writer Should Journal

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A discussion of the joys and benefits of journaling. Column by Michael David Wilson I have three physical journals and one electronic journal. I also use the Notes application on my iPhone to write thoughts and observations down if I’m caught journal-less. Show More Summary

6 Independent Comics and Graphic Novels You Need To Read This Fall

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A list of comics and graphic novels that would be perfect for a fall day and a mug of apple cider. Column by Leah Dearborn There are so many excellent independent comics that it's easy to miss them. They often fly slightly beneath the radar, making it even easier to neglect a title that would otherwise be perfect for a fall day and a mug of apple cider. ... [Continue Reading]

Bookshots: 'After James' By Michael Helm

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of Canadian novelist, Michael Helm's latest, 'After James'. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: After James Who wrote it? A weird, fantastical read which combines...Show More Summary

Remixing History: How 'The Get Down' Blends Fact and Fiction

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at how "The Get Down" uses fictional elements to tell a true story. Column by BH Shepherd We’ve all heard that “truth is stranger than fiction,” but sometimes our made-up stories can beat history at its own game. Sometimes, fiction...Show More Summary

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