The Blagger’s Guide to Shirley Jackson

Column by Cath Murphy
July 13, 2012 (9) comments
Want to hold your own with the literati but find the idea of actually reading serious books about as appealing as a night of passion with Newt Gingrich? Fear not, the Blagger’s Guide is ready to help.

A 'Bot Bestiary: The Robotic Tradition In Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn
July 13, 2012 (6) comments
Science Fiction abounds with robots, androids, cyborgs, and mechs of every stripe. Jon Korn breaks down some of his favorites.

On Comics and Continuity

Column by BH Shepherd
July 12, 2012 (4) comments
How comic books have shaped our understanding of continuity in fiction.

Your Publisher Has Folded...Now What?

Column by Brandon Tietz
July 12, 2012 (3) comments
Book deals are signed all the time, but what do you do when your publishing contract is cancelled? LitReactor examines such a case.

Narrative and the Moving Image: What Film Can Teach Us About Fiction Writing

Column by Jon Gingerich
July 11, 2012 (8) comments
Fiction writers can learn a great deal about craft by examining some of the common storytelling techniques used in modern film.

Don't Write Comics: How To Write Comics Part 2

Column by Kelly Thompson
July 11, 2012 (6) comments
The 2nd in a series about writing for comics & graphic novels. Part 2 details what you'll need for a professional comics pitch, formatting and technical details, and how to actually write your comic.

Screw Your Education: Shut Up And Write

Column by Keith Rawson
July 10, 2012 (23) comments
A Bachelors, an MBA....Pfffft, who needs it? Why not just try living and writing instead?

Get Real: The Spectrum of High School Reality in YA Fiction

Column by Sarah Pitre
July 10, 2012 (5) comments
Whether it's a magical academy or juvenile detention, young adult literature employs a variety of worlds to tackle real life problems.

Ask The Agent: What Does "Researching An Agent" Really Entail and More.

Column by Bree Ogden
July 9, 2012 (7) comments
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.

What Do The Authors Of Serialized Works Owe To Their Fans?

Column by Rob Hart
July 9, 2012 (48) comments
Do fans have the right to hate on George R.R. Martin for not finishing the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series faster? Does an author of a series owe his or her fans anything?