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BookShots: 'Mr. Mercedes' by Stephen King

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

In the first book of a new trilogy, Bill Hodges chases a new killer, one with a taste for mass executions. Column by Richard Thomas Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Mr. Mercedes Who Wrote It?: I think...Show More Summary

Top 10 Ways To Make 'The Strain' Less Stupid

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

'The Strain' just wrapped its first season. And it was not great. Let's discuss! Column by Rob Hart The first season of The Strain just came to end. And, well, that certainly was a television show. The way I feel about The Strain is the way I felt about The Walking Dead—it's a flawed, sometimes deeply stupid show that I somehow enjoy watching. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Cutting Room' edited by Ellen Datlow

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Just in time for Halloween, a collection of short, scary tales involving films and filmmaking. Review by Christopher Shultz Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen Who wrote it? Dennis Etchison, Peter Straub, Gemma Files & Stephen J. Show More Summary

What to Do Before Signing a Publishing Contract

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Getting a book deal is one of the best feelings in the world, but signing a bunk contract will make you hate the publishing industry. Here's some tips on what to do before signing on the dotted line. Column by Brandon Tietz Writing a novel is damn hard. Show More Summary

What The Huge Success Of ’Gone Girl’ Says About Us As A Society (Hint: It Isn’t Good)

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

It's not that I don't like 'Gone Girl'. OK I hate 'Gone Girl' and here's why. Column by Cath Murphy My problem with Gone Girl isn’t the book or the writer or the film. My problem with Gone Girl is us. Let’s start with this: Gone Girl...Show More Summary

Call For Submissions: The Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Black Balloon Publishing announces open submission period for the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. No reading fee! News by Peter Derk Black Balloon Publishing has announced an open submission period for their Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. This...Show More Summary

The Self-Taught MFA: Novel Idea or Fairy Tale, Part 2

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

You mean I could do an MFA, my very own way? Ya don't say... Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard I'm astounded that some crook has not had the idea of opening a writing school. ... [Continue Reading]

Book Vs. Film: "Gone Girl"

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

With an author-penned script, a talented director, and rumors of a brand-new and shocking ending, is it possible Gone Girl: The Movie could go wrong? Column by Christopher Shultz Back in January, Entertainment Weekly ran a cover story on the (then) upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel Gone Girl. Show More Summary

Rocking Out With Romance

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Rock star romances run the gamut, from sweet, tender love stories to no holds barred, sexy backstage antics. There's something for everyone! Column by Riki Cleveland I absolutely love a good trope, and tropes are successful for a reason—because...Show More Summary

Two Dollar Radio Releases Trailer For Debut Feature Film "I'm Not Patrick"

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The Moving Pictures arm of indie publishers Two Dollar Radio teases audiences with this upcoming release. News by Christopher Shultz We've spotlighted them as a stellar indie publisher. We've reviewed several of their books for our Bookshots series. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Sometimes the Wolf' by Urban Waite

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Comparisons to Cormac McCarthy are justified. Now there's a sentence I never thought I'd type. Review by Cath Murphy Title Sometimes the Wolf Who wrote it? Urban Waite, Seattle resident with two previous novels under his belt: The Carrion Birds and The Terror of Living. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Some Luck' by Jane Smiley

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Can Jane 'Pulitzer Prize' Smiley pull off another blinder? The jury is still out. Review by Cath Murphy Title Some Luck Who wrote it? Jane Smiley, Pulitzer prizewinner and all round literary heavy weight. More at Knopf's author page. Plot in a Box Man and woman marry and settle on an Iowa farm in 1920. Show More Summary

Arrest Us! And The Winners Are... (Part 2)

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

You've been waiting for it. You've been begging for it. You've been sending us unsettling, strange-smelling letters about it. We're now sufficiently freaked out to announce the Arrest Us winners! Column by Nathan Scalia And here we are. Show More Summary

10 Questions with LitReactor Instructor and Erotica Writer Rachel Kramer Bussel

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Let's talk about sex! In a mature and adult manner, with Rachel Kramer Bussel, an acclaimed editor and writer of erotica who's leading a class on the subject for LitReactor. Interview by Rob Hart For a lot of writers and readers, their...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Hello Devilfish!' by Ron Dakron

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Ron Dakron's "Hello Devilfish!" is part comic absurdity, part serious social commentary, and all entertainment all the time. Review by Ryan Peverly Title: Hello Devilfish! Who wrote it? Ron Dakron, an experimental novelist whose previous...Show More Summary

Path to Publication 3.2: So Much Is Happening

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Cover, TV rights, sequel, synopses... oh my! Column by Rob Hart After the collapse of my first book deal, I'm back in business—Polis Books will release my debut novel, New Yorked, in June 2015, and has contracted me for a follow-up, City of Rose. Show More Summary

Bookshots: "The Boy Who Drew Monsters"

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Similar to seeing dead people, the boy in 'The Boy Who Drew Monsters' draws dead people. Shipwreck dead people, to be exact. Review by Ed Sikov Title The Boy Who Drew Monsters Who wrote it? Keith Donohue, author of The Stolen Child.Show More Summary

Off The Grid Reads: "Stray Bullets: Uber Alles Edition" By David Lapham

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

You’ve finally had it with civilization and now you're off the grid. So the question is: what do you bring with you to read? Column by Keith Rawson So you've finally had it. You're sick of the grind: the job, email, Facebook, Twitter, text messages, television constantly trying to sell you shit you don't need. Show More Summary

How to React When Someone Says They Don’t Read

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A 2013 poll showed that 28 percent of adults asked had not read a book in the past year. What are some of the reasons behind a continuing aversion to reading, and what can readers do to help? Column by Leah Dearborn A man approached me once as I was stocking bookshelves in a store and said smugly, "I've read two books in my entire life. Show More Summary

LitReactor Community Spotlight: October 2014

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The official LitReactor community update for October 2014. Column by Nathan Scalia Oh, hello, I didn't see you there. This is definitely Nathan, and not some guy who found a laptop in the Chuck E. Cheese ball pit. I've been getting urgent...Show More Summary

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