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Words Mightier Than Bullets: Tarantino on Story

10 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at the theme of storytelling throughout Quentin Tarantino's filmography. Column by BH Shepherd Be warned, this will be a spoiler-filled discussion. Quentin Tarantino is a filmmaker one can safely call iconic. The very mentionShow More Summary

'Harry Potter And the Cursed Child' Book Coming This Summer

11 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Fans and Muggles Rejoice: New Harry Potter Book Coming This Summer. News by Peter Derk Yes, it's true, a new Harry Potter book is coming out this summer. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play written by J.K. Rowling that premieres...Show More Summary

5 Famous Bestsellers That Were Rejected (And 50 More)

11 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Rejection is hard, but it's universal. We highlight 55 bestsellers that were rejected. Column by Michael David Wilson Receiving rejection slips is a pretty disheartening process, so being upbeat I thought I’d write an entire column on the matter. Show More Summary

Wanted: 8 of Literature's Most Dangerous Couples

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

“Dangerous” depends on your point of view, but these characters generally fit the bill if you're a law-abiding human being with a sliver of common sense. Column by Leah Dearborn To quote Stephen King in The Drawing of the Three: “This...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'A Collapse of Horses' by Brian Evenson

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

A collection of horrifying literature and literary horror. Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: A Collapse of Horses Who Wrote It? Since finishing 'Horses,' I have read three more [Evenson books] in succession. Show More Summary

Book Tour Diaries: Planning the Trip and What to Pack

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Rob Hart is about to embark on his first book tour, hitting four cities on the West Coast. He shares how he planned it, what he's packing, why he's doing it — and what he's hoping to accomplish. Column by Rob Hart I am both thrilledShow More Summary

7 Romantic Valentine's Day Novels

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Looking for love this Valentine's Day? Find your perfect romance in the pages of these seven novels, just in time for the holiday. Column by Riki Cleveland Valentine’s Day and Romance go together like chocolate samplers and roses. And...Show More Summary

Is the Supernatural My Security Blanket?

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

I've been writing for over six years now. I've still never written anything without a touch of the speculative. So I wonder: is the supernatural my security blanket? Column by Leah Rhyne Six years. Six years, and eight books, and countless...Show More Summary

Storyville: Love in Fiction

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

How to write about love in your fiction. Column by Richard Thomas When I read a story, what often leaves me flat is the lack of empathy I have for the characters. One way you can get your reader to care more about what’s happening on the page, and with your characters, is through love. Show More Summary

Fans Petition for Terry Pratchett Statue

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Many long to see the famous author immortalized in stone. News by Raine Winters Image via The Telegraph is a wonderful place to rally for a cause. Among the hundreds of online petitions, one can now find an appeal to immortalize...Show More Summary

10 Love Poems Beyond Roses Are Red

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

'Roses are red' just doesn't cut it anymore. Load up with some real poetry. Column by Peter Derk This column originally started with the origin of the "Roses are red" poem. But frankly, it's boring. That thing can be traced back to 1594, which is a ridiculously long time ago. Show More Summary

Open-Carry Customers Receive 10% Discount at Texas Bookstore

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Let’s hope no one gets into a fight over the last copy of 'Harry Potter.' News by Raine Winters Texas recently loosened gun restrictions to allow citizens to openly carry handguns, and naturally, even the bookstores are celebrating.Show More Summary

March Book Club Selection: 'Room' by Emma Donoghue

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

March's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Room' by Emma Donoghue. News by Joshua Chaplinsky Every month here at LitReactor, we celebrate reading with a new selection in our Book Club. For March, we will be reading and discussing Room by Emma Donoghue. Synopsis: To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world.... Show More Summary

Path to Publication: The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Second Novel

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Rob Hart revives his Path to Publication column to talk about the release of his second novel, and reveals his three mistakes, three successes, and three goals for the future. Column by Rob Hart My second book comes out today! The first came out this past June—a mere eight months ago. Show More Summary

Behind The Scenes With Lansdale's 'Hap and Leonard'

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Take a look at SundanceTV's upcoming 'Hap and Leonard.' News by Peter Derk SundanceTV has released a behind-the-scenes preview of the upcoming Hap and Leonard, a six-episode series based on Joe R. Lansdale's dynamic duo. The series stars James Purefoy (The Following, High-Rise) as Hap Collins and Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire's Omar!)... [Continue Reading]

Bookshots: 'December Boys' by Joe Clifford

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Jay Porter returns in Clifford's follow-up to 'Lamentation'. Review by Max Booth III Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: December Boys Who Wrote It? [Clifford dives] straight into the plot, draggingShow More Summary

The 5 Stages Of Realizing Your Lover Is Not A Book Lover

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

It's hard to accept, but accept you must. Column by Christine J. Schmidt Photo Credit: Vicky Mount (flickr) The beginning stages of dating are wonderful. I love learning things about my new partner little by little and question by question. Show More Summary

10 Things to Read (or Watch) Instead of Watching the Super Bowl

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

This article isn't intended to serve as a PSA against football, people who watch football, or people who have football-shaped heads. Column by Leah Dearborn Image by frankieleon If you enjoy American football, odds are good that you'll have a section of your busy schedule carved out this Feb. Show More Summary

French Comics Festival Receives Bad Publicity for Poor Joke

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Aaand … cue the backlash! News by Raine Winters Image via The Guardian The Angoulême Comics Festival isn’t doing so well this year. In January the event came under fire when its shortlist of 30 failed to include a single woman, leading many of the nominees to drop out in protest. Show More Summary

Anatomy of an Action Scene: The Advantages of Present Tense

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at how writing in the present tense can amplify an action scene. Column by Bart Bishop Action is hard to write. What works so well on the screen, with the full visceral impact of celluloid, can appear rote and stagnant on the page. Show More Summary

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