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Bookshots: 'Love Me Back' By Merritt Tierce

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Sex, drugs, loneliness, and breadsticks are all fodder for ‘5 Under 35’ honoree Merritt Tierce's debut novel, 'Love Me Back'. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Love Me Back Who...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Anatomy of Dreams' by Chloe Benjamin

last monthArts / Writing : LitReactor

Chloe Benajmin's novel delves deep into the world of dreams. Review by Christine J. Schmidt Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Anatomy of Dreams Who wrote it: This coming of age narrative is already one of uncertainty, questions, and discovery. Show More Summary

Edit My Paragraph! Episode Four

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

This column explores the art of editing by carefully analyzing paragraphs submitted by readers. Column by Gayle Towell First up this edition, we have Christopher Derrick with the following paragraph: It was a coup for Harris to set eyes upon his granddaughter’s killer coming out of the Exxon service station at the Morgantown exit off the I-95. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Broken Monsters' by Lauren Beukes

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Someone's taken that idea about the transformative power of art a tiny bit too literally... Review by Cath Murphy Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Broken Monsters Who wrote it? This is proper horror,...Show More Summary

New Kickstarter Aims To Fund Indie Bookstore That Will Pair Books And Beers

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A bunch of folks out in Oregon want to build an indie bookstore where books are paired with beers. Why doesn't this exist already?! News by Rob Hart This is cool: A bunch of folks out in Oregon have launched a Kickstarter campaign to...Show More Summary

Man Makes It Official, Marries Stack Of Comic Books

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Artist Simon Hanselmann married a stack of comic books in a full ceremony at the Small Press Expo. News by Peter Derk I will be with you through sickness, [...] profound sadness, delirious highs, crippling insecurity, epic personal fk-ups, and the inevitable critical backlash. Show More Summary

10 Questions with 'One Kick' Author Chelsea Cain

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Chelsea Cain, author of the newly-released 'One Kick,' talks about the risks of hard-drive recovery for crime fiction writers, and the one true secret to writing success. Interview by Rob Hart Here's something that's a little funny, or maybe a little sad: I come from a crime fiction background and I've never read Chelsea Cain. Show More Summary

An Abundance of Robin Hoods: How Social Bandits Defy Time and Culture

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Whenever a source of authority grows too powerful and begins to usurp the common people, Robin Hood-like characters start to appear in film and literature. Column by Leah Dearborn Robin Hood (or Robehod, or Robynhod— the variations are practically endless) first began appearing in ballads sometime back in the fourteenth century. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Stone Mattress' by Margaret Atwood

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A new collection of nine tales from a well-renowned author. Whether you're an old fan or unitiated, there's lots to like here. Review by Christopher Shultz Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Stone Mattress Who Wrote It? An infinitely rich read, one certain to please old fans, or in my case, make new ones. Show More Summary

Footnotes: Fifty Years of Roald Dahl's Chocolate Factory

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A story about a kid winning a chance to visit a mysterious candy factory that touches on themes of consumerism, the economy, racism, and the cutthroat competition among corporate manufacturers. Column by Ryan Peverly Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Show More Summary

On Weed: Should Writers Write While High?

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Does weed help the writing process? Let's find out. Column by Peter Derk A woman at the dispensary searches for something called "Green Crack." She tells me this strain is ideal for writers. There are a few great strains, but Green Crack would be the best. Marijuana is legal for recreational use in Colorado. Show More Summary

Anne Rice's Steamy 'Sleeping Beauty' Coming to Television

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Televisia USA has acquired rights to Anne Rice's 'Sleeping Beauty' series. News by Riki Cleveland The time is right for erotica in film and television. Hot on the heels of the recent Fifty Shades of Grey filming, another sexy favorite is being brought to the small screen. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: James Franco Options Chuck Palahniuk's 'Rant'

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Cue the tears of joy/sorrow. News by Joshua Chaplinsky A little bird just alighted upon my shoulder and chirruped some interesting news in my ear. That little bird's name? Chuck-fucking-Palahniuk. And you know what he had to say? Obviously, you do, because you read the headline. Show More Summary

Back-to-School with Six Historical YA Fictions

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

With back-to-school on everyone’s mind, what better way to further your education than with a young adult novel set in a historical time period? Column by Riki Cleveland With back-to-school on everyone’s mind, what better way to further...Show More Summary

'Watchmen' Author Alan Moore Pens 1 Million Word Novel

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Author Alan Moore has just finished a draft of his new novel, and it tops out at 1 million words. News by Peter Derk Alan Moore, author of Watchmen, V For Vendetta, and The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen is unquestionably prolific. Show More Summary

School Teacher Steals Christian Romance, Sexes It Up

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

An author claims that a schoolteacher stole her faith-based romance and turned it into an erotic tale. News by Peter Derk In a story that sounds a little too much like an Onion article, a Utah schoolteacher stole the plot and several...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Bone Clocks' by David Mitchell

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The author of 'Cloud Atlas' returns with a similar yet different set of interconnected stories where souls swap bodies. Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Bone Clocks Who...Show More Summary

Six Tips for Troubleshooting the Novel

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Every novel is a special snowflake, sure, but many go wrong in the same ways. An editor breaks down known issues at the level of plot, structure, and characterization she sees over and over again. Column by Susan DeFreitas The most prolific authors will pen something like forty novels over the course of their careers. Show More Summary

David Fincher and James Ellroy Plan Noir Series for HBO

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The future of "Must Watch" TV. News by Joshua Chaplinsky Didn't get your USDA recommended daily allowance of James Ellroy today? Did you know that at one point David Fincher was attached to direct an adaptation of The Black Dahlia? (This...Show More Summary

Where Lit-Fic and Horror Converge: Ten Literary Chillers

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Nightmare-fueled narratives and "literary merit" are not so unfamiliar as one might believe. As a matter of fact, they make quite excellent bedfellows. Column by Christopher Shultz I think for genre definitions, we really need look no...Show More Summary

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