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The Walking Dead Pilot: Saying Hello Again to "Days Gone Bye"

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A craft-based look at The Walking Dead pilot, "Days Gone Bye," examining how time, silence, and intelligent storytelling choices helped create a launching pad for one of the most popular shows on TV. Column by Fred Venturini The Walking...Show More Summary

Storyville: Activities to Feed Your Dark Creative Soul Around Halloween

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A few ideas on how to tap into your inner darkness, as we approach Halloween. Column by Richard Thomas Wander your local graveyard after dark. Sit near the most decorative mausoleum you can find. Or the oldest one. Perhaps the most ornate. Show More Summary

Library Love: I Left My Heart in the Book Drop

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Book drops are the library furniture you never notice but always use. Column by Stephanie Bonjack I never thought so seriously about book drops until I led a renovation of my library. So many things fell into place: the student study rooms, the comfortable furniture, the staff break room facing the mountains. Show More Summary

The 18 Most Egregious Art Replacements From 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Replacing Stephen Gammell's art from 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' was a bad idea. But which drawings do we miss the most? Column by Peter Derk It's been a few years since the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark trilogy got a major...Show More Summary

"It's Not a Horror Movie, It's a Psychological Thriller!"

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Batman slapping robin.jpg Column by Max Booth III With the recent groundbreaking box office success of IT: Chapter One, it’s easy to believe the horror genre might finally start being accepted as a serious art-form. However, one look...Show More Summary

13 Halloween Themed Anthologies to Fill Your Season with Fright

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A list of yummy seasonal reading. Books on this list are overtly Halloween-themed multi-author anthologies focusing on short stories. 13 lucky options to fill your October with creepy fiction! Column by Annie Neugebauer Who doesn’t love...Show More Summary

5 Bizarro Books That Should Be Movies

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Hollywood needs to go bizarro and make these five movies. Column by Christoph Paul I’m very excited to see the horror movie Happy Death Day, due in large part to its similarities to a cool Bizarro book by Tiffany Scandal that came out this year called Shit Luck. Show More Summary

Anatomy of a Mini Flash Novel Experiment: Angel Dust

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"Planet Grim" Author Alex Behr turns prompts into experimental prose. Column by Alex Behr Photo: Seaview, WA, in November (Alex Behr) At a flash fiction class at The Attic in Portland, OR, poet/screenwriter/overall godhead David Ciminello led us through prompts. Show More Summary

Voices of the Dead: In Memories and Literary Prose

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David Cranmer explores how literary authors Chekov, Amis, and Greene portray death in their fiction, interweaving his own experiences with the dead and why realism is compulsory in his reading. Column by David Cranmer When the family...Show More Summary

Blood, Parasites, and Mutilation: Celebrating 10 Masters of Body Horror

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Body horror is a rich subgenre. Here are some of its best purveyors. Column by Gabino Iglesias You know what? Body horror is infinitely richer and far more complicated than most people imagine. Body horror, a subgenre of horror thatShow More Summary

13 Reason Charles Addams is an Unsung Master of Horror

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If you're a true horror fan, you need more Charles Addams in your life. Column by Peter Derk When we mention masters of horror: the King's, the Matheson's, Tobe Hooper, George Romero, Wes Craven— When we talk about The Mount Rushmore...Show More Summary

How to Finish Your Novel Using Math

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Finishing a novel doesn't have to be daunting. Get out your calculator and see how math can help you reach the end. Column by Justin Hunter Have you ever written a short story? A long story? A novella? Now you want to write a novel? Cool, lean in real close. Show More Summary

Season of the Witch: Six Dark Fairy Tales Everyone Should Read

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Prepare to be haunted by six of the finest dark fairy tales, by the women who reinvented the form: Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt, Kelly Link, Aimee Bender, Kate Bernheimer, and Karen Joy Fowler. Column by Susan DeFreitas The term fairy tale is often deployed for things that seem too good to be true (say, a fairy tale romance). Show More Summary

John Green Is the Reason I Write Contemporary YA

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One aspiring author gives credit to John Green for inspiring her to write the genre she loves. Column by Karis Rogerson It might be cliché for me to credit John Green with inspiring me to write young adult fiction. Especially since I...Show More Summary

What is Gutter Opera? 'Absolutely Golden' Author D. Foy Is Here To Explain...

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LitReactor Class Director Rob Hart can't explain Gutter Opera. Only D. Foy can do that. Find out how this upcoming writing workshop can get you thinking differently about the mechanics of writing... Column by Rob Hart After D. Foy'sShow More Summary

The 7 Greatest Fears of Horror Writers

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But what chilling thoughts keep horror writers awake at night? What thing scares Stephen King? What makes R.L. Stine lose his mind? Column by Emmanuel Nataf October has rolled around, and we, readers, once more return to horror fiction in anticipation of Halloween. Show More Summary

A Celebration of the Life of Kirk Clawes - October 14th

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Join us to share memories and give Kirk a befitting sendoff. News by Joshua Chaplinsky Friends and family of LitReactor Co-Founder Kirk Clawes, who sadly passed away last week, will be hosting a get-together to say goodbye and celebrate...Show More Summary

13 Tourist Destinations for Horror Lovers

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A list of 13 destinations for fans of the macabre, strange, and creepy. These locations are real – and really disturbing. Column by Annie Neugebauer October is a gorgeous month for traveling! From leaf peeping to camping, it’s probably the nicest time of year to see the sights. Show More Summary

Queer Stereotypes Aren't Just Bad Writing—It Goes Deeper, Says 'Writing The Rainbow' Instructor Nita Tyndall

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Nita Tyndall talks a bit about her upcoming LitReactor class 'Writing the Rainbow', a two-week workshop on how to render honest gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters in your fiction. Column by Nita Tyndall I’ve been reading queer YA since I was in middle school and starved to see myself in stories. Show More Summary

The Agony & the Ecstasy of the Best-Seller List

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Why did Regnery Publishing quit the New York Times best-seller list? How do best-seller lists work anyway? Column by Stephanie Bonjack Last month, there was a little hullabaloo about a book publisher "quitting" the New York Times Best-Seller list. Show More Summary

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