LURID: The End Of The World As We Know It

Column by Karina Wilson
January 6, 2012 (2) comments
2012 is here. Before you cash out your 401(K) and start stockpiling weaponry (don’t forget the ammo!), let Lurid get all eschatological on your ass.

The 10 Best Book To Movie Casting Decisions

Column by Meredith Borders
January 6, 2012 (21) comments
As book lovers, we feel protective of our favorite characters, entitled to them in a way that is often threatened by inexplicable casting. Below are ten times that the casting directors nailed it.

The Pompous Fool As Narrator

Column by Jack Joslin
January 5, 2012 (1) comments
A detailed look at the sub-genre of fiction where the pompous fool reigns supreme as narrator.

Down With The Double Tap! (Why You Shouldn't Space Twice After Sentences)

Column by Rob Hart
January 5, 2012 (31) comments
Many of us were taught we should insert two spaces after a sentence, but it's the appendix of typography; it serves no purpose and we'd be better off without it. Here's how to break the habit.

Writing Effective Dialogue

Column by Jon Gingerich
January 4, 2012 (5) comments
Writing authentic, compelling and engaging dialogue is one of the most vital yet misunderstood challenges of the writing process.

Ask The Lit Coach: 'Can You Publish Your First Novel If You're Broke?' and More

Column by Erin Reel
January 3, 2012 (6) 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.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2011

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
December 30, 2011 (19) comments
Members of the LitReactor writing staff list their favorite books read in the year of our Lord 2011.

The Top 10 Book to Film Adaptations That Were Actually Good

Column by John Jarzemsky
December 29, 2011 (34) comments
A list of films that have defied the conventions of the old adage "the book is always better!"

The Changing Character

Column by Jon Gingerich
December 29, 2011 (2) comments
Does a character have to “change” during the course of a story? Do they have to evolve? Or can they continue behaving the same as always, even at the end of the narrative?

Why Even Ayn Rand Can Teach You Something About Writing

Column by Phil Jourdan
December 28, 2011 (18) 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.