Book Brawl: Tina Fey’s 'Bossypants' Vs. Mindy Kaling’s 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)'

Column by Meredith Borders
December 22, 2011 (8) comments
Every month, I throw two books into the readers’ ring to fight it out for the honor of literary champion. This month we’ve got memoirs from two hilarious NBC leading ladies. Who will win?

The Art of the Live Reading

Column by Brandon Tietz
December 21, 2011 (9) comments
Why is live reading important and how do you do it? LitReactor tackles the subject.

Putting An End To Plot Conveniences

Column by Jon Gingerich
December 21, 2011 (4) comments
Writers are often faced with the predicament of writing themselves into a plot corner. We know where our stories are supposed to go, but the plot becomes an impasse to resolution instead of a gateway.

That’s So Meta: Writing A Story About Writing A Story

Column by Taylor Houston
December 20, 2011 (24) comments
When narrators escape--a discussion of metafiction.

The Wild West World of eBook Only Erotica (NSFW)

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
December 19, 2011 (25) comments
Is the eReader the new Internet when it comes to get-rich-quick porn?

Ask The Lit Coach: 'Should Writers Censor Their Work Because They Fear Agent Or Editor Rejection?'

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.

Top Ten Comics That Should Be A TV Series

Column by Jason Van Horn
December 16, 2011 (18) comments
Ten comic books that should be turned into a television series, posthaste!

Buying Guide: How To Shop For A Writer This Holiday Season

Column by Rob Hart
December 16, 2011 (13) comments
Are you buying for a writer this holiday season? Here's a guide to the gifts that will win you their love and respect.

On Dialogue Tags: Why Anything Besides 'Said' And 'Asked' Is Lazy Writing

Column by Rob Hart
December 15, 2011 (35) comments
Expressive dialogue tags are the mark of lazy writing, because they break one of the cardinal rules--they tell instead of show. This is why 'said' and 'asked' are all you ever need.

A Reader’s Confession: I Dog-Ear My Books.

Column by Meredith Borders
December 15, 2011 (16) comments
Always cherish your books not for what they are, but for what they say.