World Book and Copyright Day –The Best Holiday You Never Heard Of

Column by Taylor Houston
April 23, 2012 (3) comments
Books are the best! So let's celebrate them today--a day marked by literary history!

Down The Rabbit Hole: Following Comic Book Creators

Column by Kelly Thompson
April 20, 2012 (3) comments
After being burned by comics far too many times, I've started to follow creators rather than characters, publishers, or properties, and it has brought me to some excellent books.

Off the Beaten Path: Non-Traditional Fantasy Settings

Column by Rajan Khanna
April 19, 2012 (12) comments
A look at five fantasy settings that veer away from the well-trod ground of worlds based on medieval Europe. Five fresh and vibrant worlds to experience to see what fantasy can do.

Three Comma Rules You Need to Learn Now! NO MORE EXCUSES!

Column by Taylor Houston
April 19, 2012 (20) comments
There's comes a point in every writer's life when the excuses for not learning how to use commas correctly simply run out. This is that time. Learn these. Right now. Or else.

Book Brawl: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone Vs. The Magicians

Column by Meredith Borders
April 18, 2012 (9) comments
The first novel in Lev Grossman's wizard school trilogy is a thematic successor to the Rowling juggernaut. But can it hold its own in the Book Brawl ring? It's up to you, LitReactor readers!

Storyville: Revealing Character

Column by Richard Thomas
April 17, 2012 (7) comments
Here are some tips on how to reveal character through showing, not telling.

Honey, I Shrunk the MFA Application Pile: Crafting Your Statement of Purpose

April 17, 2012 (3) comments
Forget GPA, GRE, and letters of recommendation. Your Statement of Purpose is where you either get into your chosen MFA program or not.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Prospero's, Kansas City, MO

Column by Brandon Tietz
April 17, 2012 (1) comments
Kansas City's own indie bookstore: Prospero's is a Midwestern literary staple.

LURID: Bedeviled - The Exorcist and Other Stories of Demonic Possession

Column by Karina Wilson
April 16, 2012 (5) comments
More than 40 years after 'The Exorcist', demonic possession is still big business on the bestseller lists, at the box office, and at houses of worship across the US. Lurid looks at the devil inside.

Ask The Lit Coach: 'Is It Possible To Find A U.S. Publisher For Your Spanish Language Novel?' and More

Column by Erin Reel
April 16, 2012 (3) comments
In this issue of Ask The Lit Coach - Is it possible to find a U.S. publisher for your Spanish language novel? How can an author attract and agent and promote their book while remaining anonymous?