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Blog Post Archive

Brace Yourselves: A Breakdown of the Game of Thrones Pilot, "Winter is Coming"

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The Game of Thrones pilot, "Winter is Coming," packs a sprawling, fantasy epic into a tight sixty-one minutes featuring distinct and interesting settings and characters. Column by Fred Venturini Game of Thrones is coming for your social...Show More Summary

The Writing Guide to End All Writing Guides

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Here's everything you need to know to have a successful writing career. Column by Gabino Iglesias The web is full of articles trying to tell you what you should and shouldn't do if you want to be a successful writer. Well, those are all bullshit. Show More Summary

Reading Outside Your Comfort Zone

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Six authors discuss reading outside of their comfort zone and the impact it's had on them. Column by Michael David Wilson Some of my best reading experiences have been with books outside of my comfort zone. Times when I’ve challenged myself to read beyond my preferred genres and expand my horizons. Show More Summary

It's Just Books: 5 Reasons It's Okay to Quit Writing

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

There are ten million articles on the internet about why you shouldn't quit writing. This is one about why it's okay if you do. Column by J. David Osborne About a month ago I gave some thought to quitting writing. I didn’t post about it on social media, so you know that shit was serious. Show More Summary

Don't Hide From Inspiration

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Aristotle and Oscar Wilde walk into a bar. Wilde orders absinthe, Aristotle picks a top-shelf merlot. A few sips in, they get into an argument about art and life. Stop me if you've heard this one... Column by Holly Kothe Aristotle and Oscar Wilde walk into a bar. Show More Summary

No Escape from Planet Alcatraz

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

...or Slam Dunk at the Mesoamerican Ballgame. An introduction to "Hard Sentences: Crime Fiction Inspired by Alcatraz." Column by David James Keaton When I first sat down to write the introduction for Hard Sentences, I was a little sad...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Found Audio' by N.J. Campbell

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

'Found Audio' is a book that lives beautifully between the world of dreams and our own. Review by Gabino Iglesias Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Found Audio Who wrote it? N.J. Campbell, a full time...Show More Summary

'The Woman From Prague': How To Crowdsource An Interview On Social Media When You're Tired Of Writing Promotional Posts

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Pirate novels, Krav Maga, crabs, and one answer that'll probably make a whole bunch of people angry—Rob Hart crowdsourced an interview for his newest novel on social media. Interview by Rob Hart When the editors here sent out the call...Show More Summary

Magic for Beginners

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Love fantasy? Creating your first magic system? Observe these precepts, young adepts, or find yourself in a world of trouble. Column by Susan DeFreitas I make my living as a freelance editor specializing in speculative fiction, and as...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Sarah Book' by Scott McClanahan

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A 'Bookshots' review of 'The Sarah Book' by Scott McClanahan. Review by Christoph Paul Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Sarah Book Who wrote it? Scott McClanahan is the author of Stories, Stories II (Six Gallery Press), Stories V! (Holler Presents), The Complete Stories of Scott McLanahan Vol. Show More Summary

Storyville: The Proper Use of Violence in Fiction

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Violence in fiction—when to use it, and when to avoid it. Column by Richard Thomas I have written a lot of violent stories over the year—horrible murders, terrible creatures, rape, and vengeance, and Lovecraftian unfurling of horrors that strived to get a visceral reaction from my readers. Show More Summary

A Conversation with JS Breukelaar about Teaching, Weird Fiction, and Her New Novel 'Aletheia'

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

JS Breukelaar—instructor of our recurring workshop 'Writing the Weird'—has a new book out! Paul Tremblay says 'Aletheia' is 'a melancholy and affecting mix of literary, noir, and horror by the lake.' Interview by Rob Hart I probablyShow More Summary

Writers, Get Those Summer Vibes

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Unless you're lucky, you probably don’t get a whole summer off anymore. But who doesn’t want one? Writers can still capture those summer vibes – even when we’re working through the hot months. Column by Annie Neugebauer In the “Summer 2017 Community Spotlight,” LitReactor’s Peter Derk lamented summers. Show More Summary

Sinners and Sharks: An Interview with Married Lit Couple Tiffany Reisz and Andrew Shaffer

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

I interview married couple, Andrew Shaffer and Tiffany Reisz, on writing, publishing, and who cleans their cat kitty litter. Interview by Christoph Paul Let's make this quick so we can get down to business: Tiffany Reisz, from her bio: Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series. Show More Summary

On the Value and Importance of Finding Your Writing "People"

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A reflection on why it's so important to have a group (or groups) of writers you can rely on. Column by Karis Rogerson When I first got the confirmation, last summer, that I hadn’t made it into Pitch Wars, the huge writing competition...Show More Summary

When Peter Met Tony: The Apprentice/Mentor Relationship Between Spider-Man and Iron Man

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at how the comics have treated the relationship between Spider-Man and Iron Man and how that influences the upcoming 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' movie Column by Bart Bishop Peter Parker and Tony Stark haven’t always been so close. Show More Summary

Bookshots: "The Changeling" by Victor LaValle

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The newest from Victor LaValle, professional f-bomb dropper. Review by Max Booth III Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Changeling Who wrote it? Victor Lavalle, author of the spectacular The Ballad of Black Tom... [Continue Reading]

The Voices of Trumpmerica

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

This is the first Independence Day under a new presidential administration, and it's unlikely to be one we'll forget. Column by Leah Dearborn This is the first Independence Day under a new presidential administration. With everything that’s happened since last November, it’s unlikely to be one the world will easily forget. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Gravity' by Michael Kazepis

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A review of Michael Kazepis' new story collection, published by Broken River Books. Review by Christoph Paul Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Gravity Who wrote it? I loved that [Gravity] was all killer...Show More Summary

10 Things Only Hardcore Bookworms Do

4 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Readers come in all shapes and sizes, and hardcore bookworms are a wonderfully idiosyncratic group within that population. Column by Gabino Iglesias You probably know more than one and, if you're reading this, there's a staggering probability that you are one. Show More Summary

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