When Critics Are Assholes: 8 Great Books That Got Slammed

Column by Ed Sikov
October 2, 2015 (4) comments
In the literary justice system, critic-based offenses are considered particularly heinous. Idiots are to blame. These are their stories.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

Column by Christopher Shultz
October 2, 2015 (4) comments
We're going back to rural Texas to examine Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel's seminal horror masterpiece from a writerly standpoint.

LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: Kanye West—Reanimator Edition

Column by Taylor Houston
October 1, 2015 (4) comments
Yeezus and H.P. You CAN'T get any better than that. Well, you can try. Here's your chance.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: September Edition

Column by Taylor Houston
September 30, 2015 (19) comments
Opus T. Penguin of Bloom County has woken up after 25 years. This month, write a story that picks up 25 years after something.

Why You Need A Writing Uniform

Column by Peter Derk
September 30, 2015 (2) comments
Do the clothes make the writer? And do the same clothes every day make a BETTER writer?

18 Things to do Before I Die: The Book Vendor’s Bucket List

Column by Max Booth III
September 30, 2015 (1) comments
The essential list for every serious convention book vendor.

Fiction Shmiction: The Complex Question of Writing as Activism

Column by Robbie Blair
If we're all creating a broader social narrative and constructing damaging roles, does that mean we should portray the world as it should be rather than as it is? Tough question. Let's unpackage it.

12 Productive Ways to be Unproductive

Column by Leah Dearborn
September 28, 2015 (3) comments
Procrastination doesn’t have to be a complete waste of time. Instead, it can be only sort of a waste of time.

Ten Movie/TV Tie-In Cookbooks

Column by Christopher Shultz
September 25, 2015 (2) comments
Submitted for your reading and culinary pleasures, here are some TV/Movie-themed cookbooks that will either make you salivate or scratch your head.

5 Old School Writing Rules That Need To Retire

Column by Taylor Houston
September 25, 2015 (7) comments
The article in which I call out my Alma Mater for being stodgy ol’ hypocrites.