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Writing Showed Me How To Pay Off Student Loans

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Need to pay off a student loan? Of course you do. Here's how to write your way out of debt. Column by Peter Derk If you’re here, I’m assuming you’ve got student loan debt. Welcome. And I’m sorry. We’ll get through this together. If you’re here, you may or may not be a writer already. Show More Summary

5 Sci-Fi Stories for Crime Writers

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

What do Crime and Science Fiction stories have in common? Column by Nik Korpon I’ve never been accused of being a smart guy, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that I decided to write a science-fiction novel even though I’m not well versed in science fiction—at least, not like I am in crime and mystery fiction. Show More Summary

5 Spiritual Bookstores for Discovery and Enlightenment

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A visit to a new genre's headquarters is always worthwhile. Open your mind at your nearest spiritual bookshop. Column by Stephanie Bonjack Header image via Paradise Found One of the things I love about the arts is how ridiculously hierarchical they are. Show More Summary

Person/A-L Rejection: An Interview with Elizabeth Ellen

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The interviewer becomes the interviewee in this (sometimes heated?) exchange. Interview by Brian Allen Carr Elizabeth Ellen has been a star in the indie lit community for years. Her work as publisher of Short Flight/Long Drive Books,...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Behold the Void' by Philip Fracassi

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Let's get spooky. Review by Max Booth III Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Behold the Void Who wrote it? Have you ever desired the experience of reading a book so strange and insane that not only did you lose sleep, but you also lost moments of consciousness? ... [Continue Reading]

The Leftovers Pilot: Television Turns Literary

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The Leftovers pilot is packed with literary flourishes that carry throughout the entire series. Fred Venturini breaks down the techniques that power one of the best shows on television. Column by Fred Venturini I won't mince words here—The...Show More Summary

10 Things I Did Right As a Debut Novelist

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

There were a whole lot of things I did wrong as a debut novelist. But there were also some things I really did right--and they made a difference in the long run. Column by Susan DeFreitas Last month, dear reader, I shared 10 Mistakes...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Drag Queen Dino Fighters' by MP Johnson

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A Bookshot review of Drag Queen Dino Fighters Review by Christoph Paul Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Drag Queen Dino Fighters Who wrote it? Emma Johnson under the pen name M.P. Johnson. She isShow More Summary

Chuck Palahniuk Auctions Off Original 'Fight Club 2' Art for Cancer Charity

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Help Chuck help a friend fight cancer. News by Joshua Chaplinsky I'll make this brief. Chuck Palahniuk is auctioning off some original Fight Club 2 art (along with other goodies) to raise money to help a friend fight cancer. From Chuck's...Show More Summary

Temporary Illiteracy: Life Without Books

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

What a severe head injury can teach you about reading. Column by BH Shepherd If you are currently viewing this article, chances are you enjoy reading. You probably do it every day, for both work and pleasure. You might have documents...Show More Summary

Storyville: Are You Unique or Just Difficult with Your Fiction?

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Make sure you're not being difficult and vague when trying to write unique stories. Here are some tips. Column by Richard Thomas I often look at a new story as an opportunity to do something different—maybe I should set this new tale...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Scientology Murders' by William Heffernan

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Xenu be praised! Review by Christoph Paul Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Scientology Murders: A Dead Detective Novel Who wrote it? If you are a thriller or mystery reader and curious about the...Show More Summary

These 4 Popular Reading Spots Are Actually Awful

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Your favorite place to read is probably terrible. Column by Christine J. Schmidt Close your eyes and imagine your ideal reading spot. You know, the place you most want to go and cozy up with a book on your day off. Picturing it? I bet...Show More Summary

10 Things About Writing I (Re)Learned From Graphic Novels

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Graphic novels are a unique kind of literary creature, but binge reading them helped me remember a few things that all writers should keep in mind. Column by Gabino Iglesias As a kid spending my summers in a dilapidated old house byShow More Summary

Remembering Denis Johnson

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A quick look back at the work of Denis Johnson, who passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. News by Brian Allen Carr Denis Johnson passed away on Wednesday, May 24, reports the Washington Post, and maybe now he'll get all the respect...Show More Summary

Community Spotlight: Summer 2017 Edition

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Mongrels, A Woman From Prague, Regurgitations, and old threads back from the dead. It's time for a summer spotlight. Column by Peter Derk Why do people love the summer so damn much? Whoops, hang on. Whenever I make curmudgeonly statements...Show More Summary

Want a Masterclass in Character Development? Better Call Saul!

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Better Call Saul's pilot, "Uno," focuses on building characters in surprising and patient ways, emphasizing the creation of curiosity over providing the audience with exposition. Column by Fred Venturini Crafting a successful spinoff series is one of the toughest tricks in television. Show More Summary

How Do You Know When Your Writing Career Is Over?

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

At what point can you consider yourself a writer? And how do you know when it's time to call it quits? Column by Ed Sikov This dark question is one I’m willing to bet most of us have asked ourselves at least once, if not much more regularly. Show More Summary

Hack Dad’s No Good Very Bad Day

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Hack Dad gets all whiny and complain-y about life not going how he wants it to. Column by Keith Rawson The last month has sucked. I started things off by cutting my hand while opening a can of chili for nachos (this happened at the end of April). Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Wicked Wonders' by Ellen Klages

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Fantastic occurrences and unexpected worlds from Ellen Klages. Review by Gabino Iglesias Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Wicked Wonders Who wrote it? Klages is a talented storyteller with a knack...Show More Summary

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