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10 Things We Can Learn About Writing from 'You’re the Worst'

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

We dig deep into Stephen Falk's complicated FXX series. Column by Max Booth III If I told you a show existed that focused on two narcissists in a relationship, you would probably tell me, hey, that sounds kind of boring, and you’d have a point. Show More Summary

They’re All Going To Laugh At You!: 5 Ways To Overcome Anxiety While Writing Your First Novel

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Ah, do the first novel blues have you biting your nails and tearing out clumps of hair? Hopefully this listicle will help you find a little balance. Column by Keith Rawson I’ve slowed down on the freelance work. Okay, slowed down isShow More Summary

LitReactor Community Spotlight: September 2016

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

LitReactor moves the spotlight to some of its great community members and their work. Column by Peter Derk It's been a little while, but the Community Spotlight is back! It's my first time putting the Spotlight together, and just in case it's your first time reading it, let me tell you why this matters. Show More Summary

LURID: Branwell Brontë—Wastrel or Romantic Hero?

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Why is Branwell Brontë such a hero to so many? Lurid takes a look at his wasted life, and how his perpetual failure became an integral part of the Brontë mythos. Column by Karina Wilson Branwell Brontë died 168 years ago this weekend, on September 24 th, 1848. Show More Summary

Why A Little Writing Jealousy Is Healthy

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Every writer has felt it—that twinge of jealousy when you read a sentence so perfect, it makes you angry that you didn't think of it first. Column by Leah Dearborn Every writer has felt it—that twinge of jealousy when you read a sentence so perfect, it makes you angry that you didn't think of it first. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Novi Sad' by Jeff Jackson

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Jeff Jackson returns with a "sister book" to the acclaimed punk rock mind bender, 'Mira Corpora'. Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Novi Sad Who wrote it? Acclaimed playwright...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Stephen King

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A love letter from A Constant Reader. Column by Max Booth III "You guys wanna go see a dead body?" I don’t remember how old I was when I first watched Stand By Me, but I certainly remember how it affected me. I remember the desires it planted into my mind, the desires that still haven’t left my system years later. Show More Summary

6 Annoying Things Writers Are Asked To Do And How To Ask Anyway

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Are you thinking of asking a writer friend for help with something? Maybe you should think twice. Column by Peter Derk "Hey, you're a writer, right?" Whenever I hear that, it's not because someone recognizes my name or photo (although I have been mistaken for Stephen King. Show More Summary

A Conversation With Dana Kaye About PR, Harsh Realities of Promo, And 'Your Book, Your Brand'

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Harsh truths. Creating a brand statement. The most effective social media platform for reader engagement. Dana Kaye is here to drop some knowledge. Interview by Rob Hart Book promo is a lot more than copying Amazon links onto Facebook. It's...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Warren' by Brian Evenson

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Evenson's latest is a sci-fi novella that takes on nothing less than the nature of identity and what it means to be "human." Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Warren Who...Show More Summary

10 Standard Texts for Junior High and High School English Class: Just How Great Are They?

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Just about everyone reads 'The Great Gatsby' or 'Romeo and Juliet' in their formative years...but should they? Column by Christopher Shultz image courtesy Schplook / flikr.com It is now mid-September, which means many of... [Continue Reading]

Bookshots: 'The Wonder' by Emma Donoghue

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A review of 'The Wonder', the latest from Emma Donoghue, author of 'Room'. Review by Bart Bishop Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Wonder Who wrote it? If you’re looking for a mystery with palpable atmosphere, this is a good read. Show More Summary

7 Reasons Why Every Writer Should Journal

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A discussion of the joys and benefits of journaling. Column by Michael David Wilson I have three physical journals and one electronic journal. I also use the Notes application on my iPhone to write thoughts and observations down if I’m caught journal-less. Show More Summary

6 Independent Comics and Graphic Novels You Need To Read This Fall

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A list of comics and graphic novels that would be perfect for a fall day and a mug of apple cider. Column by Leah Dearborn There are so many excellent independent comics that it's easy to miss them. They often fly slightly beneath the radar, making it even easier to neglect a title that would otherwise be perfect for a fall day and a mug of apple cider. ... [Continue Reading]

Bookshots: 'After James' By Michael Helm

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of Canadian novelist, Michael Helm's latest, 'After James'. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: After James Who wrote it? A weird, fantastical read which combines...Show More Summary

Remixing History: How 'The Get Down' Blends Fact and Fiction

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at how "The Get Down" uses fictional elements to tell a true story. Column by BH Shepherd We’ve all heard that “truth is stranger than fiction,” but sometimes our made-up stories can beat history at its own game. Sometimes, fiction...Show More Summary

9 Ways To Punch Rejection In The Nuts—A Positive Outlook

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

What are your odds of rejection as a writer? High! High as a motherfucking kite, my friend. This is a motivational piece, by the way. Column by Holly Kothe What are your odds of facing rejection as a writer? High! High as a motherfucking kite, my friend. Show More Summary

What $100 Of eBook Marketing Advice Is Really Worth

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

If a guy were to buy $100 of eBook marketing materials, how much would it earn him? Column by Peter Derk I had a windfall. If $100 counts as a windfall. I'm not sure what the exact definition of "windfall" is, but for me, it's any amount I'd stay overnight in a haunted mansion to get. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Intimations' By Alexandra Kleeman

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of 'Intimations' By Alexandra Kleeman. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Intimations Who wrote it? For those willing to take the trip, this collection is going...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Summerlong' by Peter S. Beagle

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A quiet couple in late middle-age stumble upon an enchanting young waitress with some unusual characteristics. Review by Leah Dearborn Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Summerlong Who Wrote It: A delicate...Show More Summary

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