Vampire Love is the Best Kind

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
February 10, 2017 (5) comments
Let's be honest: nothing compares to vampire love.

Write Exciting Stories About Boring Things

Column by Peter Derk
Lessons from 'Arrival', 'The Social Network', and 'This American Life' on how to take a snoozer and make it into a great story.

5 Tips for Writing Short Stories That Sell

Column by George Cotronis
This is your year. Get published.

Three Secrets to a Cleaner First Draft

Column by Riki Cleveland
If your first drafts are more unfit for public consumption than you’d really like, try these tips for a cleaner, more organized initial pass.

9 Facebook Posts by Authors We Don't Need to See in 2017

Column by Gabino Iglesias
February 6, 2017 (8) comments
There's a lot of nonsense happening on Facebook, and it's time authors stop contributing to it.

Time Out: Don't Write Time Travel (Unless You Do It Right)

Column by Peter Derk
February 3, 2017 (2) comments
Why do we keep writing the same time travel stories, and how can we change?

A Writer's 5 Stages of Computer Failure

Column by Max Booth III
February 2, 2017 (1) comments
Probably the worst thing to happen in 2016.

Pilot Breakdown: Beauty and Disarray in Westworld's 'The Original'

Column by Fred Venturini
February 2, 2017 (1) comments
A craft-based look at Westworld's pilot, "The Original."

What I Hate About Being A Writer

Column by Ed Sikov
In which a LitReactor columnist spews out all the bile in his soul, a bit of self-contempt, and most of all, his well-known but still underappreciated misanthropy.