10 Pieces of Advice Every Writer Should Ignore

Column by Gabino Iglesias
That thing you read online? Probably wrong. That old rule they told you was sacred? It's bullshit. Let me tell you why unlearning all of it is crucial.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2019 - Part I

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2019.

20 Embarrassing Things Every Goddamn Writer Says

Column by Max Booth III
Ugh. Writers. Make sure you have a durable vomit bag nearby before reading.

The Best Horror Novels Of The Last Decade

Column by Christopher Shultz
December 6, 2019 (2) comments
Some truly amazing horror has come out of the last ten years. Here are just 20 noteworthy titles.

Craft A Cozy Mystery In Three Killer Steps

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
Crafting a mystery series can be fraught with peril, but tackle these three questions and you’re guaranteed to unlock what lies at the heart of the terror.

What I Learned at Gotham Writers Workshop's First-Ever Writing Conference

Column by Karis Rogerson
Writer and aspiring author Karis Rogerson went to Gotham Writers Workshop's first ever conference, and writes about a few of the takeaways.

Storyville: Using Your Family to Tell Dark Stories

Column by Richard Thomas
Some tips on using the people around you to provide depth, meaning, emotion, and authority in your stories.

What Does Anne Patchett Have in Common with Britney Spears?

December 2, 2019 (1) comments
December 2nd holds a lot of birthdays, but none so great as Ann Patchett.

Quit Your Job, Write Full Time

Column by Peter Derk
It's the dream, right? So what's the path?

Her Dark Materials: Raising Inner Demons To Craft Complex Villains

Column by Amanda Bender
An analysis of Mrs. Coulter in the recent TV adaptation of "His Dark Materials" shows writers how to craft complex villains.