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Archived Since:February 28, 2012

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Confessions Of A Stay-at-Home Hack: An Introduction

3 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Hey, it's a column about writing and parenting! Hooray! Column by Keith Rawson I’ll be blunt, I thought I was going to have all the kids I was going to have when I turned forty. Which was perfectly fine with me, we were lucky enough to have our Sadie. Show More Summary

Why I Listen to Audiobooks and You Should Too

9 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

In this column we explore the wonderful world of audiobooks and hope we can persuade you to, too. Column by Michael David Wilson I’ve listened to audiobooks most of my life. When I was younger I used to listen to audio cassettes before bed and on long car journeys. Show More Summary

10 Books About Fictional Films and Filmmakers

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Fiction is stranger than truth in these fabricated cinematic histories. Column by Joshua Chaplinsky I love books. I love film. I love books about film. The behind-the-scenes anecdotes, minutiae about production—I find it all fascinating. Show More Summary

6 Couples in Literature Who Should Just Break Up Already

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You might have your OTP, but we have couples who should just call it quits. Column by Riki Cleveland Every reader has their OTP (One True Pairing, in case you’re not down with the slang) in literature. You know, the couple that you swoon for, that you wished and hoped and prayed would get together as you read. Show More Summary

9 Crappy eReader Features We Don't Need

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It's time to go full curmudgeon. Column by Peter Derk I got my first Kindle about a year ago, and although I spend a good chunk of my work days troubleshooting eReaders and eReading apps, this last year has provided a true, intimate experience with an eReader. The honeymoon is over. Show More Summary

'The Long Walk': Stephen King's Best Novel

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

You've always wondered: What's Stephen King's best book? I'm about to tell you. Column by George Cotronis Stephen King has 54 novels under his belt. I'm here to tell you which one is the hands down, no doubt, absolute best. The Long Walk is a novel King released under his pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1979. Show More Summary

Storyville: How to Survive a Creative Writing Workshop

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A guide to surviving your creative writing workshop. Column by Richard Thomas So, you want to be in a creative writing workshop, huh? Are you ready? Maybe you are, and maybe you’re not. But whether you’re just getting together a fewShow More Summary

Writing the Crime Scene: Poison

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A guide to research and writing when killing your characters with poison. Column by Repo Kempt Give me a decent bottle of poison and I’ll construct the perfect crime. — Agatha Christie The victim in your latest crime manuscript slips under the bedsheets after drinking a nightcap of cognac, hot water and honey. Show More Summary

How to Write When the Going Gets Tough

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

If you’ve ever found yourself unable to create in the bleakest of times, here are several ways to find your love for writing once again. Column by Riki Cleveland Every writer loves to write when they’re feeling inspired and healthy.Show More Summary

Soft Apocalypse: The Worlds Of Warren Ellis

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Welcome to the weird, weird worlds of comic book writer and novelist, Warren Ellis. Column by Keith Rawson I love Futurism. I love sitting and toying with the ideas of where humanity is going. My mind typically takes me to dark places. Show More Summary

Tech and Product Round-up: February Edition

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

There are a slew of new app and online-based publishers churning out interesting and original content. Let's take a look at three. Column by Christopher Shultz artwork by Mark Weaver via Serial Box Publishing Welcome to the FebruaryShow More Summary

10 Film Scores to Listen to While Writing

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Screw you, silence! Column by Max Booth III Silence is the enemy. When I write, I need sound in the background otherwise my brain starts cracking. I’m unable to focus on just one thing at a time. My best bursts of creative energy happen when multiple things are going on at once. Show More Summary

Why We Love To Hate Grammarians

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Are you the office grammarian? Are you the one correcting people at family dinners? Wanna know why we hate you? Column by Peter Derk Hold on. Hold that phone. Before you grammarians get all defensive, let me tell you that I’m on your side. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Lincoln In The Bardo' By George Saunders

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A brief review of George Saunders debut novel, 'Lincoln In The Bardo.' Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Lincoln in the Bardo Who wrote it? Bardo’s stylistic, absurd prose is...Show More Summary

AWP 2017: Tiny Fish, Giant Ocean

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Some stories and pictures from the LitReactor table at #AWP2017 (aka the Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2017 Conference). Column by Leah Rhyne The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) is a multinational organization dedicated to (you guessed it) providing writers with the support they need to become successful. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'All Back Full' by Robert Lopez

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Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Review by Gabino Iglesias Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: All Back Full Who wrote it? 'All Back Full' walks the line between a playShow More Summary

Bookshots: 'Shadowbahn' by Steve Erickson

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Steve Erickson returns with a musical elegy for the 20th Century. Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Shadowbahn Who wrote it? 'Shadowbahn' isn't the novel we deserve, it is the novel we need. Show More Summary

Lucas and Star Wars: Why Properties Shouldn't Continue Beyond Their Creators

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

An argument for fictional properties not continuing beyond their original creators. Column by Bart Bishop Does a creation take on a life of its own? When does the artist end and the art begin? That’s the question that has plagued Star Wars since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 and immediately started work on continuing the franchise. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Dark and Other Love Stories' by Deborah Willis

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

In this collection consisting of thirteen stories, Deborah Willis gives us a girl on Mars, teenagers who break and enter for fun, and an avian roommate that won't vacate named Todd. Review by Brandon Tietz Bookshots: Pumping new life...Show More Summary

7 Reasons Authors Need to be More Like Rappers

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

It's time authors learned a thing or two from rappers and made the literary world a bit more exciting. Column by Gabino Iglesias I once wrote a piece about how most of the readings I've been to have bored me to tears. You can probably...Show More Summary

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