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Bookshots: 'The First Bad Man' by Miranda July

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Capsule review: It's perfect and if you don't love it as much as I do then we can no longer be friends. Review by Cath Murphy Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The First Bad Man Who wrote it? Miranda July, scarily accomplished artist, movie maker and now novelist. Show More Summary

Hitting Your Stride: 7 Tips for Higher Word Counts in 2015

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Writing output in 2014 less than prodigious? Here are some hot tips from famous writers, productivity gurus, neuroscience, and yours truly for higher word counts in 2015. Column by Susan DeFreitas The New Year is often a time when we...Show More Summary

The Big Six: A Glance Back at the History of Publishing

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

This handful of companies wields a great deal of influence over the written word. But how did they begin, and how did they get to be so big? Column by Leah Dearborn The world’s first movable type printing technology was born in China...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Formerly Fingerman' by Joe Nelms

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

In Joe Nelms' 'Formerly Fingerman', the classic Mafia tale gets a silly, giggly, heartbreaking makeover. Review by Leah Rhyne Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Formerly Fingerman Who wrote it: A fun,...Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: Chuck Palahniuk's Short Story Collection 'Make Something Up' to Feature Brand New Tyler Durden Story

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

All the latest on Chuck's first true short story collection, straight from the publicist's mouth. News by Joshua Chaplinsky Good news, Chuckees and Chuckettes! Those of you waiting on more info about the transgressive master's latest release are about to have their patience rewarded. Show More Summary

Five Books to Read in the Dead of Winter

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Winter isn't done with you yet. Here are five books to help you cope. Column by Emma McMorran Clark It's midwinter, Christmas is over, and you’re sick of the snow and cold. Looking down the barrels of January and February can be daunting, but here are five reads to help you embrace the bleakness. Show More Summary

Seeing Past The Clouds: A Kent Haruf Primer

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

LitReactor's primer of the works of the late American master, Kent Haruf. Column by Keith Rawson Image via Colorado Review Before I get started, this column is really just as much one reader’s remembrance as it is a primer on a writer’s...Show More Summary

Elegy For A Dead Planet: The Poetry of Video Games

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A new video game puts players in the role of poet. News by Peter Derk If you thought "a winner is you" was the pinnacle of video game writing, think again. If you bristled at dialogue in a game like Gears of War, then we've got the game for you. Elegy For A Dead World is a game that puts players in a very different and unique role. Show More Summary

Ten Places to Send Your Fiction in 2015

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Ten ideas for where to send your fiction in 2015. Column by Richard Thomas This column, I’d like to talk about some of the best places to send your stories in 2015—new markets that are just getting started, newer publications that are doing well, and classic magazines that are always a great idea. BRAND NEW 1. Show More Summary

Readers Do Not Owe Writers Anything

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Every new book is a first date trying to convince the reader to take it home and get naked. Column by Max Booth III I witness interactions on social media every once in a while that go a little like this: Person A: “This book was so bad, I couldn’t even finish it. Show More Summary

Saved By The Supporting Characters

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Can a novel be great even if the protagonist isn't? Column by Christine J. Schmidt When it comes to fiction, I’m a character woman. A novel is nothing without an unforgettable protagonist, right? The plot can be nonexistent as long as the characters are well written and absorbing. Show More Summary

Looking Back: Your Personal Year-End Review

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Sometimes we have to go back before we can move forward, and what better time to review than at the onset of a new year? Column by Christopher Shultz It's 2015, and you have all these goals, these plans for the future—writerly goalsShow More Summary

Sharpen Your Pencils, Sharpen Your Skills: Author Advice for 2015

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

We've got 3 different outlets for author advice in 2015. Penguin Random House, Haruki Murakami, and George R. R. Martin. News by Peter Derk 2015 just started, and already we've got a whole slew of advice from authors. Penguin RandomShow More Summary

To Read or Re-Read: That Is The Question

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Do you read? Or do you re-read? There are benefits to both...and pitfalls, too... Column by Leah Rhyne In a recent episode of the CBS news show, 60 Minutes, there was a long-ish piece on the Vatican Library. "There are more books in here than the human mind can fully comprehend," said a Vatican Library priest. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Uncle Janice' by Matt Burgess

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of "Uncle Janice" by Matt Burgess. Review by BH Shepherd Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Uncle Janice Who wrote it? Matt Burgess, author of Dog Fight: A Love Story. A deep, detailed...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Guard' by Peter Terrin

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A story about two guards seemingly guarding nothing from no one. Review by Ryan Peverly Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Guard Who wrote it? 'The Guard' is a test—of nerves, of patience and of...Show More Summary

Path to Publication 3.4: Gearing Up For A Big Year, and How Deadlines Change Everything

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The second book is done, and even has a release date. We're still six months out from the first book's release. There's a lot to look forward to, but still a lot of work to do. Column by Rob Hart Polis Books will release my debut novel, New Yorked, in June, with the follow-up, City of Rose, tentatively slated to follow in October. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Starve The Vulture' By Jason Carney

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of poet Jason Carney's exceptional autobiography, 'Starve The Vulture'. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Starve The Vulture Who wrote it: Thanks to Carney’s long...Show More Summary

Facebook Announces Book Club: Read a Book Every Two Weeks

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A whole book, every two weeks? Come on, Zuckerberg, what's with the amateur reading speed? News by Max Booth III Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that he's starting a book club on Facebook called A Year in Books. A Facebookclub, if you will. Show More Summary

LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: January Edition

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

It's January. It's cold (in some places). And it's time for soup. Column by Taylor Houston Flash fiction: A style of fictional literature marked by extreme brevity. Welcome to LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown, a monthly bout of writing prowess. How It Works We give you inspiration in the form of a picture, poem, video, or prompt. Show More Summary

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