Column by Richard Thomas June 6, 2012
What does it take to write a terrifying story? Every tool in your writer's toolbelt.
Column by Richard Thomas May 2, 2012
Richard Thomas dissects one of his short stories, the Pushcart Prize nominated "Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave."
Column by Richard Thomas April 17, 2012
Here are some tips on how to reveal character through showing, not telling.
Column by Taylor Houston March 21, 2012
Learn all about how to write the shortest stories possible, plus enter your own 10 word/2 sentence short short for a chance to win some LitReactor swag. Short short = Win win!
Column by Richard Thomas March 13, 2012
The brutal truth about trying to land an agent.
Column by Richard Thomas February 16, 2012
Where do you get your ideas? Turns out, you can get them just about anywhere. But the best stories tap into your personal experiences and emotional truths.
Column by Richard Thomas January 17, 2012
An in-depth analysis of Duotrope.com, one of the best websites for submitting and tracking your writing.
Column by Phil Jourdan December 8, 2011
This month we look at four great short stories by very different authors — from the story of a man married to a balloon to the capture of Adolf Hitler, from turtle soup to an intellectual conspiracy.
Column by Richard Thomas December 5, 2011
The journey of a single short story can be a difficult one. Track "Rudy" on his epic voyage.
Review by Joshua Chaplinsky November 22, 2011
After over 30 years in the business, literary heavyweight Don Delillo finally published his first book of short stories.
Column by Richard Thomas November 8, 2011
Once you've got a story written, how do you send it out into the world?