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5 Things I Would Like To See The Crime Fiction Community Stop Doing In 2015

16 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Here's 5 things Keith Rawson would like the crime fiction community to change in 2015. (By the way, it's really only one thing.) Column by Keith Rawson Alrighty, so you all know I love crime fiction, right? I mean, I really wouldn't have much of a career without it, so obviously I'm pretty nuts about it. Show More Summary

Busted: Highway Book Dumper Identified

18 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The man dumping books along a Colorado highway has been identified. News by Peter Derk You might remember a little story about a mystery book dumper who's been operating along highway 287 near Boulder, CO. That's a mysterious culprit, not necessarily a dumper of mystery novels. Show More Summary

So You Want To Edit A Book Part 1: The Dramatic First Read Through

20 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Last fall, we (maybe) wrote a book together. Now I'm editing mine, and I'll walk you through my process, a step at a time. Hopefully I've got something to share that'll be helpful to YOU! Column by Leah Rhyne Hi you guys! Remember me?...Show More Summary

Marvel Movie Preview: Avengers 2, CapAm 3, and More!!

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Want to know what's coming up in the new Marvel movies but don't want to wait? We've got some spoiler-heavy info. Column by Brandon Tietz Warning: The following column is spoiler-heavy Seriously, if you want to go into Avengers: Age of Ultron or Captain America 3: Civil War with a clean palette—don't read anymore. Show More Summary

Wake Up and Stop Writing Dream Sequences

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

All books and movies possess individual universes fabricated with their own set of rules. Dreams allow these rules to be broken. When not handled well, they can be viewed as a sign of weakness. Column by Max Booth III The most effective...Show More Summary

Storyville: Shifting Sympathies

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Tips and suggestions on how to shift the sympathy of the reader from one character to another. Column by Richard Thomas WARNING: SPOILERS for Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn When it comes to telling a great story, there are good guys and there are bad guys, and they never change—right? WRONG. Show More Summary

Reading in the Dark: A Brief History of Books for the Blind

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The challenge of creating readable books for the blind extends much further back in time than the invention of Braille, and continues into the 21st century. Column by Leah Dearborn Imagine this scenario: you’re reading Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy and you come across a description of Lisbeth Salander’s wasp tattoo. Show More Summary

Cannabis Cookbooks Go Mainstream

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Now you can enjoy your high Martha Stewart style! News by Raine Winters Image via Publisher’s Weekly Now legal in 23 states as well as the District of Columbia, marijuana seems to be a rising business trend—so much so that Forbes has...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Blondes' by Emily Schultz

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A satirical thriller that goes beyond blonde stereotypes. Review by Freddie Moore Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Blondes Who wrote it? Emily Schultz is the co-founder of the literary journal Joyland and host of the podcast Truth & Fiction. Show More Summary

LitReactor Makes Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers List

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Last year we turned to our community and asked them to tell Writer's Digest how much this site has meant to them and their writing. Seems it paid off... News by Rob Hart Pop the champagne and wake the neighbors. LitReactor has made it...Show More Summary

5 Problems with the Humble Protagonist

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Unconventional protagonists make for great fiction—but beware the humble protagonist, who will hamstring your novel at every turn. Column by Susan DeFreitas As an independent editor, I work with a lot of novels over the course of a year, and a lot of protagonists too. Show More Summary

New Wrinkles: Lost Pages of L'Engle's Classic Recovered

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The fortune-telling, lost pages of 'A Wrinkle In Time' have been recovered. News by Peter Derk Three lost pages of Madeline L'Engle's classic, A Wrinkle In Time, have been discovered and released to the public. It's been a big year for recovering lost parts of literature. Show More Summary

Let's Read About Sex

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

How can a person get more comfortable reading about sex? Column by Peter Derk Everyone who read the above title and clicked away to watch a Salt-N-Pepa video, just know that I forgive you and understand your plight. Regardless of which Salt-N-Pepa video you chose. As for the rest of you, welcome to this column about sex. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Unflattening' by Nick Sousanis

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

How many dimensions do YOU think in? Review by Brian McGackin Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Unflattening Who wrote it? A stunning work of graphic literature that exists simultaneously as signpost...Show More Summary

Archie vs. Sharknado: Need I say more?

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Archie Comics teams up with SyFy to create epic comic mash-up. News by Raine Winters SyFy’s Sharknado series has it all: blood, gore, and giant shark-infested tornados. Sometimes I wonder how the made-for-TV movies could be any better. Show More Summary

The Girl Who Starred In All The Books

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

She started out with a dragon tattoo. Then she played with fire and kicked the hornet's nest. Now she does just about everything... Column by Christopher Shultz With the English translation of Stieg Larsson's first Millennium trilogy...Show More Summary

Tennessee’s Bill for Bible as Official Book Denied

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Looks like state won out over church this time. News by Raine Winters You may recall a recent story regarding Tennessee’s state House decision to name the Bible as the official state book. A recent development has come about, and itShow More Summary

Path to Publication 3.6: Blurbs And Reviews, Incoming

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

With reviews coming in and blurbs set, it's time to talk a little bit about being judged by peers and readers. Column by Rob Hart Polis Books will release my debut novel, New Yorked, in June, with the follow-up, City of Rose, slated to follow in 2016. Show More Summary

Exercises All Writers Need To Do

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Sitting at your desk, hunched over your keyboard is one of the worst things for your body, and one of the occupational hazards of being a writer. Read the exercises you should be doing to help this. Column by Jessica Meddows Once upon a time, there was a romantic vision of writers treating their bodies terribly. Show More Summary

Author Sends Book to Space

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Reading is about to go galaxy-wide! News by Raine Winters You never know who out there in the universe might be watching … or in this case, reading! Ben Parr, author and journalist, will be sending his new book Captivology: The Science...Show More Summary

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