Chuck Palahniuk, Lidia Yuknavitch, Portland, Workshops

Learn How You—Yes, YOU—Can Spend 12 Weeks Workshopping With Chuck Palahniuk And Lidia Yuknavitch

News by Rob Hart
December 11, 2017
At the end of 12-weeks in The Lie Factory, you'll have workshopped a 10-page fiction manuscript with two folks who know a bit about the writing process...

Castration Anxiety and the Monstrous-Feminine in 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Column by Bart Bishop
December 11, 2017
A look at the gender politics of 'Thor: Ragnarok,' specifically in relation to Hela.
Turtle Power: Interview with Nick Gregorio, Debut Author of 'Good Grief'

Turtle Power: Interview with Nick Gregorio, Debut Author of 'Good Grief'

Interview by Justin Hunter
December 11, 2017
Punk rock, Ninja Turtles, addiction and loss. Nick Gregorio's debut novel, 'Good Grief,' has it all. Justin Hunter sits down with Gregorio to discuss the life, Turtles, and writing.

The LitReactor Hanukkah Gift Guide: 8 Crazy Books for 8 Crazy Nights

Column by Christoph Paul
December 8, 2017
Young or old, there's something for everyone on this holiday list. (Costume not included.)

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2017 (part 1)

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
December 7, 2017
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2017.

Why I Am Writing Under a New Name

Column by John Mantooth
December 7, 2017
John Mantooth's first book tanked. This is how he got back in the game.

10 Hot Caribbean Authors to Keep You Warm This Winter

Column by Gabino Iglesias
December 6, 2017
Got the Winter blues? Time to head south for some great writing.

Netflix's 'The Punisher': Aggressively Average

Column by BH Shepherd
December 5, 2017
A look at how faithful the new Punisher Netflix series is to its original source material.

Write Who You Don’t Know?

Column by Kat Hausler
December 4, 2017
'Retrograde' author Kat Hausler ponders the question: Should you base your characters on people you know? Well, yes and no...

10 Tips for Authors to Avoid Book Promotion Burnout

Column by Steph Post
December 1, 2017
Ten suggestions to help authors find creative ways to avoid burning out when promoting a new book.

Octavia's Daughters: Meet the New Queens of Spec Fic

Column by Susan DeFreitas
November 30, 2017
Miss the late, great Octavia Butler? Rejoice, for the Black female speculative tradition is alive and well and kicking all kinds of ass. (Sorry about your TBR pile.)

Thank You, Louisa May Alcott, For Writing the Perfect Book For Me

Column by Karis Rogerson
November 29, 2017
I've always loved "Little Women," despite the things about it that nagged me; I think that's why it's such a great book.

Why We Need Border Fiction More Than Ever

Column by Justin Hunter
November 29, 2017
Now, more than ever, we need to amplify the voices of the border. We need to read and share more border fiction to help spread understanding.

What Makes A Great Financial Thriller?

Column by Martin Bodenham
November 28, 2017
International thriller author and financial professional Martin Bodenham gives his expert advice.

10 Books to Read After Watching 'Mindhunter'

Column by Max Booth III
November 27, 2017
Books to accompany Netflix's groundbreaking new series from David Fincher.

LitReactor's Black Friday Picks for Readers and Writers

Column by Peter Derk
November 24, 2017
Treat yo self without leaving the house, without sleeping on the sidewalk, and without being convicted of manslaughter when you trample a big box greeter.

12 Novels About Dysfunctional Families

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
November 23, 2017
From the Middlesteins to the Lannisters — here are 12 novels about complicated, colorful, dysfunctional families that will make you laugh, cry, cringe, and reflect.

7 Tips to Increase Your Odds of Placing in Poetry Contests

Column by Annie Neugebauer
November 22, 2017
Playing to the judges: There’s a decent amount of money to be made winning poetry contests – if you reach a point where you can consistently place. Here are 7 tips to increase your odds.

10 Books to Make You Feel Thankful

Column by Gabino Iglesias
November 21, 2017
If you're like me, books are tied to many things in your life. As we sit down this holiday season, I offer you ten books that, for a variety of reasons, make me feel thankful.

Storyville: Life, Death, Dreams, and Failure

Column by Richard Thomas
November 21, 2017
What are you doing about your dreams? Go after them now. TODAY!

Adult Coloring Books: The Great Mystery

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
November 20, 2017
Adult coloring books rode into town on a white stallion in 2015 and have been flourishing ever since. Why??

The Birth of Jace Salome

Column by Trey R. Barker
November 20, 2017
Barker sets his protagonist down in a world peppered predominantly with men; men who bulge with maleness and refuse to stop spraying their eau de testosterone everywhere.

'Discovery' vs. 'The Orville': Who Treks Better?

Column by BH Shepherd
November 17, 2017
A comparative look at the two new shows trying to carry on the Star Trek legacy.

12 "Boring" Books That Are Way Better Than They Should Be

Column by Peter Derk
November 16, 2017
Since when is boring such a bad thing?

A Modest Pro-POE-sal: Jonathan Swift and Doonesbury in the Age of Poe's Law

Column by Bart Bishop
November 15, 2017
A look back at Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and the comic strip Doonesbury and how Poe's Law has made their satire irrelevant.