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7 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Writing Files

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Writers, do you struggle to find the file you need? Is your computer a mess? Stories scattered all over the place? It's time to clean up those folders and get a system in place to help you work smart. Column by Annie Neugebauer Picture...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Bit Rot: Stories + Essays' by Douglas Coupland

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Coupland returns with a tasty collection of bingeable treats for the Netflix generation. Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Bit Rot: Stories + Essays Who wrote it? ClearShow More Summary

8 Books for March 8th: International Women's Day

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Women around the world have been celebrating International Women's Day since 1909. It marks our struggle for rights and equality. Here are a few titles by women making a difference in the world. Column by Stephanie Bonjack image viaShow More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Underworld' by Kevin Canty

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The story of a mine fire that devastated a small town in Ohio in the early 1970s. Review by Gabino Iglesias Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Underworld Who wrote it? Canty is a great storyteller...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Ill Will' By Dan Chaon

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of Dan Chaon's latest literary thriller, 'Ill Will'. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Ill Will Who wrote it? Best-selling, National Book Award nominated novelist...Show More Summary

The Tale Must Be Greater Than The Truth: An Interview with Andrew Hilleman, Author of 'World, Chase Me Down'

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A conversation and literary dissection with Andrew Hilleman, debut author of the novel 'World, Chase Me Down.' Interview by Steph Post Andrew Hilleman’s Western/Literary/Thriller (we’ll discuss this) World, Chase Me Down was on my radar...Show More Summary

10 Authors that Will Give Your Brain a Workout

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Sometimes reading can feel like you're flexing your brain, and that's a good thing. Here are ten authors that will pump up your intellect. Column by Gabino Iglesias This is one of those articles that requires a few notes before it gets going. Show More Summary

Storyville: Writing a Story or Novel Based on One Emotion

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Tips, advice and process for writing a story or novel based on one emotion. Column by Richard Thomas So today, what I wanted to talk about was how to create based on a single emotion (or theme). When writing a short story, or novel,Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Night Ocean' by Paul La Farge

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A review of Paul La Farge's Lovecraft-inspired 'The Night Ocean.' Review by Bart Bishop Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Night Ocean Who wrote it? The research and air of authenticity is so impressive...Show More Summary

Subjective Preference vs. Objective Quality: A.O. Scott's 'Better Living Through Criticism' and Why Everyone is a Critic

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at A.O. Scott's recent book on criticism, and why it's natural and necessary. Column by Bart Bishop “How can you win a music competition? Isn’t it all subjective?” “No. It’s not.” -Whiplash God was the first artist. It’s telling that He didn’t just wave His hands around to create the heavens and the earth. Show More Summary

5 More Horrifying Monsters That Aren't Vampires, Zombies or Werewolves!

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Editors are tired of their slush piles being haunted by vampires, werewolves and zombies. Here's five more horrifying new monsters dying to claw their way into your next submission. Column by Repo Kempt In my last article, I listed five...Show More Summary

8 Lessons Bookstores Could Learn From Comic Book Stores

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Listen up, bookstore snobs. Comic shops have something to say. Column by Peter Derk Consider the comic store and the bookstore. Their relationship has been one similar to that of a snob and a slob in a snobs versus slobs comedy. Bookstores, represented by snobs, have been on top for a long time. Show More Summary

An Agent is a Living M.F.A.

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

I compare the benefits of getting an M.F.A to the education you get from an agent. I conclude that you get more out of working with an agent than attending an M.F.A. program. Column by Christoph Paul I recently got my M.F.A. and I’d like to tell you I am ecstatic and proud, but I’m just relieved it is done. Show More Summary

10 Tips for Organizing Your Shit

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Your life is a mess. We're here to help. Kind of. Column by Max Booth III If you think this is an article about organizing literal feces, good news, my friends, you’ve come to the right place! Okay. So. I just heard back from editorial, and I think we may have gotten our wires crossed. Show More Summary

Book vs. Film: 'The Girl With All The Gifts'

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Don't get so tired of zombies that you miss out on this one. Column by Christopher Shultz The zombie boom of the late oughts and onward—more or less spurred on by the popularity of The Walking Dead TV series—seems to be reaching itsShow More Summary

8 Prescient Dystopian Shorts—in Short, We're F#&ed!

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Some dystopian tales to remind us to be careful what we wish for-—Heaven on Earth is just the B-side to End of Days. Column by JS Breukelaar Walk into your local book store these days, and dystopian authors like Orwell and Atwood and Huxley are all up in your face—times being what they are. Show More Summary

10 Spanish-Language Authors You Need to Check Out

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

There is a lot of exciting fiction being translated from Spanish nowadays. Here are ten authors that should be on your radar. Column by Gabino Iglesias Let's get two things straight before we move forward. First, I'm not saying you need to learn Spanish, so relax. Show More Summary

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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months agoArts / 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

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