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Bookshots: 'The Unseen World' by Liz Moore

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A teenager must unravel the mystery of her father's identity—and figure out who she is in the process. Review by Christopher Shultz Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Unseen World ...if you generally...Show More Summary

10 Non-Fiction Books That Changed My Life

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Michael David Wilson examines ten non-fiction books that have changed his life for the better. Column by Michael David Wilson Photo by Gregg Segal I read a lot of non-fiction books. Mostly for self-improvement, ideas and inspiration....Show More Summary

Nine-Year-Old Blurbs Alan Moore's New Book

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Turns out, behind that beard, the cantankerous Alan Moore is just a big softie. News by Peter Derk It started when a nine-year-old kid was given a school assignment: write to a favorite author. Dear Alan Moore I am writing because IShow More Summary

Is "Stranger Things" The Contemporary Sci-Fi/Horror Juggernaut We've Been Waiting For?

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The new Netflix original series has already garnered a big following, but can it sustain its momentum in future seasons? Column by Christopher Shultz Right now, people are talking about Stranger Things just about as much as they're playing Pokémon Go (almost, anyway). It's getting solid critical reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Variety, Vulture, and... [Continue Reading]

The Weird World Of Marvel What If's

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

WWII in space, Wolverine as a vampire, Dazzler better than ever, and the weird, wild world of Marvel What If's? Column by Peter Derk Here's the deal with Marvel's What If? series: Imagine a bunch of comic book dorks sitting around, arguing about what would happen if the Fantastic Four hadn't beaten Galactus. Show More Summary

Wrestletown, Publishing, and Doing It By Myself

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Wrestletown? Crowdfunding? Inkshares? Let's kick this pig! Column by Christopher Irvin The modern publishing industry has never been as splintered as it is today, with authors finding success through a number of channels – traditional...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Escapology' by Ren Warom

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

This book is likely to induce toxic levels of adrenaline. I recommend you read it in a quiet environment - an isolation tank would work - and won't be responsible for what happens if you don't. Review by Cath Murphy Bookshots: Pumping...Show More Summary

Trailer Released For 'Author: The JT Leroy Story'

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Hold onto your alter egos! New trailer released for 'Author: The JT Leroy Story." News by Peter Derk After its premiere at Sundance this year and getting some good early reviews, the trailer for Author: The JT Leroy Story has been released: The film follows author Laura... [Continue Reading]

The State of the Great American Novel

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

How can anyone make a statement about what constitutes a Great American Novel without a better understanding of what Americans are actually reading and why? Column by Leah Dearborn The concept of a unifying “Great American Novel” (GAN) dates back to an essay published by essayist John William De Forest in The Nation in 1868. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Revolver' By Duane Swierczynski

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of Duane Swierczynski's latest crime thriller, 'Revolver'. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Revolver Who wrote it? 'Revolver' may very well be Swierczynski'sShow More Summary

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Full Metal Jacket'

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

It's hailed as one of the best anti-war films ever made...but is its depiction of war not as good as it could be? Column by Christopher Shultz Welcome back to What Works & What Doesn't. In previous installments we've looked at the basic...Show More Summary

Dennis Cooper's Work Taken Down By Google

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Has Dennis Cooper lost the last 14 years of his life to censorship? News by Peter Derk You may have heard that transgressive author Dennis Cooper's blog was taken down by Google without warning or explanation. But have you heard whyShow More Summary

Ramona Quimby and A Head Full of Ghostbusters: When Men Write Women

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at when men write women versus when women write women, and what it means to be a feminist "ally". Column by Bart Bishop On the cusp of Ghostbusters' release, now is a good time to consider when men write women versus when women write women. Show More Summary

12 Grammar and Writing Tips from Archer

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The animated show 'Archer' is a grammar-lovers wet dream. Column by Taylor Houston If I were having a dinner party, and I could invite anyone I wanted, I would totally invite Adam Reed, the creator and writer of the made-for-adults cartoon...Show More Summary

How I More Than Doubled My Patreon Support in Less Than 30 Days

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A detailed summation of how the This Is Horror Podcast Patreon increased from $195 to $638 in under 30 days. Column by Michael David Wilson The idea behind this article was conceived on 10 May, 2016 at 1 a.m. when I rather foolishlyShow More Summary

Bookshots: 'Lions' by Bonnie Nadzam

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Check out our review of the new 'Knockemstiff'. Review by Max Booth III Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Lions Who wrote it? If you love Pollock’s 'Knockemstiff' as much as I do, then you’d be doing...Show More Summary

Check Out This Scene from James Franco's 'Zeroville' Adaptation

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Quick, before they yank it offline. News by Joshua Chaplinsky So we still don't know when the hell James Franco's adaptation of Steve Erickson's Zeroville is coming out, and the only clip we've seen thus far is this one of Will Ferrell throwing papers around that was filmed off of (what is possibly) James Franco's TV: ... [Continue Reading]

James Patterson Is The World's Third-Richest Celebrity

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

James Patterson is richer than you. Unless you're Taylor Swift or a member of One Direction. News by Peter Derk When you page through a slideshow of this year's richest celebrities, you have certain expectations. Taylor Swift? Duh. One...Show More Summary

8 Places To Write: Writing When and Where You Can

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

We explore some of the places to take advantage of gaps in time and write. Column by Michael David Wilson I’m a big fan of writing routines and daily habits but sometimes life gets in the way. Rather than give up and abandon writing for the day you have to utilise those opportune moments for knuckling down and getting the work done. Show More Summary

Broke Hack Mountain: A Recap, and Tips for Planning Your Own Writing Retreat

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Six writers went into the woods. They all came out with words. Here's what happened. Spoiler alert: Nothing really that crazy, and seriously, why don't writers do this more often? Column by Rob Hart (Top to bottom, left to right: Josh Bazell, Dan Krokos, Todd Robinson, Rob Hart, Erik Arneson, Jon McGoran. Show More Summary

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