Column by Rob W. Hart July 18, 2012 (17) comments
Martin Amis moved to Brooklyn, leading The Economist to cream itself and declare Brooklyn the new frontier of literature. Besides being a few years behind the curve, does where you live even matter?
Column by Keith Rawson July 10, 2012 (23) comments
A Bachelors, an MBA....Pfffft, who needs it? Why not just try living and writing instead?
News by Kimberly Turner June 1, 2012 (6) comments
A study from Dartmouth mathematicians claims classic literature has less influence than ever before, but is it true?
News by Dave Reuss May 30, 2012 (6) comments
A look at analyzing common themes shared by best-selling novels.
Column by Rob W. Hart May 14, 2012 (16) comments
Show us you writing environment. Let's discuss them. What do you need to thrive? What distracts you? How have you customized yours? Sharing is caring!
News by Rob W. Hart May 3, 2012 (15) comments
We know 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is a very poorly-written book. But is it also dangerous? One member of the BDSM community thinks so. And it raises some interesting questions about truth in fiction.
News by Rob W. Hart April 20, 2012 (9) comments
A new website lets writers send rejections to themselves, to prepare for the inevitable sting. Valuable tool--or dumb piece of writing-related kitsch? Help us decide!
News by Rob W. Hart April 13, 2012 (1) comments
A blind writer in England wrote 26 pages with a pen that had run out of ink--and the local police helped her uncover the text.
Column by Brandon Tietz April 5, 2012 (9) comments
How do you go from having nothing but a keyboard and passion for the written word to cashing royalty checks? Here's a three-step breakdown.
News by Rob W. Hart March 6, 2012 (12) comments
Want to get those creative juices flowing? A new study suggests that you should pack up your laptop and head over to Starbucks, where the ambient noise can inspire creativity.
News by Rob W. Hart February 14, 2012 (6) comments
The advance reading copy of Sergio De La Pava's new novel has the single best author bio ever--a jab at all the people who consider Brooklyn to be the new Literary Mecca.
Column by Jon Gingerich February 9, 2012 (10) comments
An understanding of how the human mind operates proves that a temporary lack of creative ideas is not the result of “writer's block,” but the result of something else entirely.
Column by Ed Sikov February 9, 2012 (9) comments
A humorous look at every writer's worst nightmare: writer's block.
Column by Joe Daly February 6, 2012 (1) comments
From his visionary and innovative online community, hitRECord, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is changing the way we look at the Internet from "Hey, look at me," to "Hey, let's do this."
News by Rob W. Hart January 23, 2012 (3) comments
Writer's Digest just announced its 81st Annual Writing Competition and the grand prize is pretty sweet: A pile of cash, a trip to New York City and attention from some agents and editors!
Column by Cath Murphy January 10, 2012 (5) comments
A look at the most common literary fibs, and some of the worst offenders.
Column by Erin Reel January 3, 2012 (5) comments
The Lit Coach prioritizes book publicity, author platform, and stresses the importance of the quality of work in Issue 7 of Ask The Lit Coach.
News by Rob W. Hart January 3, 2012 (32) comments
The LitReactor staff share their writing resolutions for the New Year--and invite you to share yours.
Column by Phil Jourdan December 28, 2011 (16) comments
We trudge through the fiction-writing lectures of the infamous author of 'Atlas Shrugged' to see if there's anything helpful there. It turns out, there is. You just have to disagree with it.
News by Dennis Widmyer
'Stocking Stuffers: 13 Writing Tips from Chuck Palahniuk' is just one of 36 total essays from Chuck available on LitReactor.
Column by Rob W. Hart December 22, 2011 (21) comments
In every industry there are scam artists--even publishing. Vanity presses, fake literary agents and fraudulent contests all prey on your desire to be published. Here's how to stay safe.
Column by Erin Reel December 19, 2011 (5) comments
Should writers censor their work because they fear agent or editor rejection? The Lit Coach and friends weigh in for the 6th Issue of Ask The Lit Coach.
Column by Cath Murphy December 12, 2011 (8) comments
Been caught stealing? Here are five excuses NOT to use.
Column by Brandon Tietz November 28, 2011 (6) comments
Did your book just get a bad review? Having trouble handling it? Then this is the column for you.
Ask The Lit Coach: "Should A New-To-Publishing Writer Seek The Safer Submission Route, Or Routes That Pay More?" and MoreColumn by Erin Reel November 21, 2011 (5) comments
In issue 4 of 'Ask The Lit Coach,' Erin saves one fresh MFA student from branding herself too soon and gives another writer direction on how to approach the publishing world with an anthology.