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Limited Edition Signed Copies of Chuck Wendig "Star Wars" Tie-In Novel Up for Grabs!

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Why buy it? Because it’s Wendig, that’s why! News by Raine Winters Chuck Wendig is known for many things—his mad writing skillz, quirky tweets, entertaining blog, and stunningly handsome beard among them. As such, fans will probablyShow More Summary

Big News From Two Dollar Radio's Micro-Budget Filmmaking Division

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Publishers and friends of LitReactor Two Dollar Radio are doing big, cool things for practically no money. News by Christopher Shultz Here at LitReactor, we like Two Dollar Radio a lot, so when cool things happen for them, we love to talk about it. Show More Summary

Women Who Punched the Prize Gap in the Face

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With the the prize gap still facing female writers in the 21st century, it seemed like a good time to highlight a few talented women who battled for literary recognition in the past. Column by Leah Dearborn Literary prizes have always been messy affairs. Show More Summary

Author E.L. Doctorow Dies at 84

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The prolific writer, known for his historical fiction, passed away Tuesday night. News by Christopher Shultz Sad news came out of the literary world last night: E.L. Doctorow, the author of numerous novels, short story collections and essays, died from complications related to lung cancer, the New York Times reports. Show More Summary

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Reading Barry Gifford RIGHT NOW!

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It's time to get your listicle on with 10 reasons why you should be reading Barry Gifford not tomorrow, not an hour from now, but right freaking NOW! Column by Keith Rawson Alright, folks, let’s talk about Barry Gifford. As far as I’m...Show More Summary

Police Remove ‘American Psycho’ from Australian Bookstore Shelves

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Because apparently, shrink-wrapped books are a thing. News by Raine Winters Image via Huffington Post Bret Easton Ellis’s controversial novel, American Psycho, has fallen victim to a police raid after an Australian bookshop was asked...Show More Summary

Advice From A Literary Character: Sabina from "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"

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Need answers to life's big questions? Column by Christine J. Schmidt The answers to life’s big questions don’t always come easily. It’s no wonder we seek out the advice of others so often. The obvious choices for this advice are friends,...Show More Summary

Chuck Palahniuk Interview - San Diego Comic-Con 2015

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Against the backdrop of Comic-con 2015, Chuck Palahniuk talks about comic writing, workshops, and Reese Witherspoon's business. Interview by Emma McMorran Clark For something you’re not supposed to talk about, there’s a lot of buzz about...Show More Summary

Watch Your Mouth: IBM's Watson Analyzes Tone

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IBM's Watson can tell you're being a jerk. News by Peter Derk IBM's Watson has moved on from its game show days, and now it's ready to proofread your emails. Not for comma splices and misspellings. For tone. IBM's Tone Analyzer lets you paste in a block of text, click a button and see just how aggressive you might be coming off. Show More Summary

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing Acquires Dark Moon Digest

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A small press and a horror magazine have joined together to create an adorable skull child. News by Max Booth III After five years of publishing, Stan Swanson of Dark Moon Books and Dark Moon Digest has sold the majority of his share of the digest to Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. Show More Summary

Crime Beat: Books Gone Missing From Little Free Libraries

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What's the difference between borrowing and stealing from a Little Free Library? News by Peter Derk In a headline seemingly stolen from "America's Finest News Source", the Lincoln Journal Star is reporting that a "thief" "hit" 6 different...Show More Summary

Storyville: The Best Books I've Read in 2015 (So Far)

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A list of the best books I've read this year, so far. Column by Richard Thomas Not all of these books came out in 2015, in fact, most of them didn’t. But since my “to read” pile continues to grow, and I’ve been on the road a lot this...Show More Summary

Bookshots: "The Disassembled Man" by Jon Bassoff

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You've never read gross like this. Review by Christine J. Schmidt Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Disassembled Man Who wrote it?: The story became something deeper, more than a shocking and twisted...Show More Summary

Academia vs. Imagination: The Problem of Intellectualism in the Works of Stephen King

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An examination of the throughline of intellectual characters portrayed negatively in the works of Stephen King. Column by Bart Bishop Stephen King is known for consistent themes throughout his work. The biggest would be his vilifying of religious fundamentalism, from Carrie White's mother in his first published novel to Mrs. Show More Summary

Check Out Books From David Byrne's Personal Library

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David Byrne's personal library available for checkout at Southbank Meltdown Festival News by Peter Derk As curator for this year's Meltdown Festival, David Byrne decided to add something personal to the mix. ...when the opportunity appeared...Show More Summary

Six Novels On the Transgender Experience

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Never before has it been more important to have quality young adult novels depicting LGBTQ characters in the hands of readers. Here are six unique novels that feature a transgendered protagonist. Column by Riki Cleveland Never before has it been more important to have quality young adult novels depicting LGBTQ characters in the hands of readers. Show More Summary

"Fight Club" to be Adapted into Rock Opera

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It’s the book that just keeps on giving. News by Raine Winters Move over, Fight Club 2. Chuck Palahniuk has a new, newsworthy project underway, and it just might be the best yet. The beloved author has officially announced that he’sShow More Summary

Productivity Methods for Writers

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You want to write words, but you'd rather watch some TV and eat nachos. Don't, I'll help you get writing. Column by George Cotronis I like the idea of productivity tips and guides. I read up on them a lot, but I'm usually disappointed in them. Show More Summary

There's A God For That: Inserting Mythological Allusions In Your Writing

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Does your current project need a bit of intellectual beefing? Try a mythological reference... Column by Christopher Shultz In a recent article from The Guardian, writer David Shariatmadari bemoans journalists overusing the same allusions to Greek mythology when commenting on the current economic crisis in Greece. Show More Summary

What Traditionally-Published And Indie Authors Can Learn (gasp) FROM EACH OTHER

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Though the two sides are often thought of as adversarial, Melissa F. Olson argues that if both sides were to just calm down for a second, they'd see there are things they can learn—from each other! Column by Melissa F. Olson Five orShow More Summary

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