Using Bibliomancy as a Drafting Tool

Bibliomancy is a traditional divinatory practice that can be found across all religions. Here's how you can use it to brainstorm, draft, and interact with your favorite stories.

Trello for Authors

Column by Jay Wilburn
Trello is an organizational tool for individuals, teams, and businesses. Does it have any practical uses for authors?

On Using Personal History As Fiction

Column by Douglas Kennedy
The international best-selling author and MasterClass teacher discusses the basis of all fiction.

That Time I Ran a Virtual Literary Festival (and Lived to Tell the Tale)

Column by Leah Rhyne
December 16, 2020 (1) comments
Many literary festivals went virtual in 2020 (& likely will do so for the first part of 2021). This is a first-hand account of why my organization did it, how we did it, & how we (barely) survived.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2020 - Part III

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
December 15, 2020 (2) comments
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LR staff offer up their favorite reads of 2020. Feat: Max Booth III, Meredith Borders, Gemma Files, Andrew Fowlow, Christoph Paul, and more!

The Case for Amazon

Column by Peter Derk
December 14, 2020 (2) comments
We've heard the bad. But is there some good in Amazon?

5 Ghost Stories to Help You Haunt the Holidays

Spend the longest night of the year enveloped in tales of specters, mischievous fairies, and ancient deities.

10 Things I Learned Live Streaming the Writing of My 50K Word NaNoWriMo Novel

Column by Jay Wilburn
Twitch is designed for gamers & fans. More & more authors are experimenting with the platform. Jay Wilburn streamed the writing of his entire 50K word NaNoWriMo novel & learned a few things as he did.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2020 - Part II

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LR staff offer up their favorite reads of 2020. Feat: Sadie Hartmann, John F.D. Taff, Andrea J. Johnson, Steph Post, & Joshua Chaplinsky.

9 Things About Agents No One Told You

Column by Gabino Iglesias
My friends, my students, and even people around me who have never published anything talk about agents, but what are they? It's time to discuss the things no one told you about literary agents.