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Bookshots: 'Innocents and Others' by Diana Spiotta

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

'Innocents and Others' reads like a runaway train, where between arrival and departure, time and place unspool in a never-ending landscape of damage done. Review by JS Breukelaar Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book...Show More Summary

Ten Tips on How to Pitch Your Book to Review Bloggers and Not Get Ignored

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Here are ten tips that will set you apart and get you noticed when it comes to approaching book bloggers for reviews. Column by Riki Cleveland You’ve done all of the hard work, toiling away at your laptop crafting the perfect story, and then putting in the painstaking hours of editing. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Folly of Loving Life' by Monica Drake

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

In Monica Drake's collection, "The Folly of Loving Life," we watch a family's descent into madness...and their ultimate survival...which is weird, and sad, and hard, and amazing. Review by Leah Rhyne Bookshots: Pumping new life intoShow More Summary

The Most Dangerous Writing App Lives Up To Its Name

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

@maebert claims he's invented the Most Dangerous Writing App. Has he? News by Peter Derk Here we go. You know how in the movie Speed they had to keep the bus going or else it would explode? Well, The Most Dangerous Writing App has aShow More Summary

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Citizen Kane'

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

It's considered one of the greatest films ever made, due in large part to it's masterful non-linear storytelling and use of sequences. Column by Christopher Shultz Welcome once again to What Works & What Doesn't, whereby we look at the...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Perfectly Broken' by Robert Burke Warren

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

An excellent character driven story about the aftermath of almost-fame and learning to be a decent parent. Review by Cath Murphy Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Perfectly Broken Who wrote it? Robert Burke Warren, musician (also known as Uncle Rock) and writer. Show More Summary

HAPPY GRAMMAR DAY: 10 Facts About Grammar You Can Use to Annoy Your Loved Ones

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

OK, so they aren't facts, and they are not all grammar-related, but most of your loved ones will just want you to shut up anyway. Column by Taylor Houston If you were me, you’d celebrate Grammar Day every day. But on this special day,...Show More Summary

On "The Witch," Great Cinematic Writing and The Tenets of Horror

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Audiences are up in arms about whether or not 'The Witch' is scary, and in doing so, ignoring how good it is. Column by Christopher Shultz MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD The Witch, A24's new release about a teenage girl in Puritan-era New England...Show More Summary

14 Things That Prove Tyra Banks' 'Modelland' Is The Craziest Book Ever

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Tyra Banks' 'Modelland' is, without a doubt, the craziest, insane-est, weirdest, wackiest, a-lot-of-things-est book ever written. And I'll prove it to you. Column by Peter Derk Where to begin? That’s the real challenge here. Let’s re-state,...Show More Summary

LitReactor Community Spotlight: March 2016

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The official LitReactor community update for March 2016. Column by Nathan Scalia Hello darlings. Per my New Year's resolution, I've been writing much more this year than usual. It's exciting. I think words, I move my fingers, and they end up on a page. Show More Summary

‘The Manchurian Candidate’ and the 2016 Presidential Election

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Richard Condon’s Cold War thriller has a few things to teach us about this year’s election. None of them are flattering. Column by Ed Sikov Richard Condon’s Cold War thriller, The Manchurian Candidate, is a great read. No, I take that back. Show More Summary

'The Dark Tower' Movie Is Definitely, Really, Totally A Thing

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

'The Dark Tower' movie? It's real. It's happening. It's time to celebrate. News by Peter Derk Great news. Super great news. Stephen King's Dark Tower series is being made into a film. For real this time. Here's what we know: Filming begins in 7 weeks in South Africa. Show More Summary

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Slated for Trilogy Treatment

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

November 2016 can’t come soon enough! News by Raine Winters While Harry Potter fans wait with bated breath for The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts to open, J.K. Rowling can’t resist teasing them even more. Yesterday the queen of twitter...Show More Summary

6 Ways To Spring Clean Your Writing

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

We're on the threshold of spring, and it's time for some cleaning. Column by Leah Dearborn We're on the threshold of spring, and it's time for some cleaning. March is a good time to sit down with all the clutter that accumulated over winter and sort out garbage from what's worth keeping. Show More Summary

Tom McCarthy to Direct Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Fresh off a Best Picture win for his Oscar-winning film Spotlight, McCarthy will also executive produce the 13-episode series. News by Riki Cleveland Another big-time name has been attached to Selena Gomez’s upcoming Netflix series ’13...Show More Summary

YA Novels Featuring Mulder and Scully Releasing January 2017

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

With Mulder and Scully’s history safely in two competent novelist’s hands, die-hard X-Files fans can be sure that these origin stories will answer questions long asked of the series. News by Riki Cleveland X-Files fans who have always...Show More Summary

LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: City of Rose Edition

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Roses. Hipsters. Pickled pickles. Bacon Donuts. Vegan Stripclubs. Amateur Private Investigators. This is Portland. Or is it? Enter the 'City of Rose' by Rob Hart edition of Flash Fiction! Column by Taylor Houston Flash fiction: A style...Show More Summary

Read the Instructions & Other Things You Don’t Know About Getting Published

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Despite how things may seem, often times success in publishing is determined by how well we follow basic guidelines, schedules, and procedures. Column by Joe Biel This is the sixteenth post in Joe Biel’s Business of Publishing blog tour series. Show More Summary

Finding Story Inspiration in Strip Clubs

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

If you want to get the feel for a town, strip clubs are a good place to start. Rob Hart shares his strip club experiences and how they've influenced his new novel, CITY OF ROSE. Column by Rob Hart If you want to get the feel for a town,...Show More Summary

5 Unconventional Gifts for Writers (to Sharpen Craft and Productivity)

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Looking for something a little different to buy the writer in your life? Here are some presents that will leave your loved one more efficient which means more time to spend with you. Win-win. Column by Michael David Wilson Looking to...Show More Summary

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