The Blagger's Guide to Gore Vidal

Column by Cath Murphy
No, he wasn’t a hairdresser. Fill the gaps in your ignorance and avoid embarrassing mistakes with this handy Blagger’s Guide to one of America’s greatest men of letters.

Storyville: Writing About Sex

Column by Richard Thomas
September 5, 2012 (17) comments
How do you write a good sex scene? By utilizing the right language, all five senses, and empathetic characters, you can seduce the reader into living the moment.

What's Your Style?: Style Guides and How to Use Them

Column by Taylor Houston
September 5, 2012 (3) comments
Whether you are actually going back to school this fall, or you just need an excuse to go to the bookstore, we have compiled a list of the most well known style guides and how to use them.

Library Love: Archives - The Hidden Room of Research

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
September 4, 2012 (2) comments
Archives are the home of literary treasures waiting to be discovered. Try out a new type of research with this archival primer.

Ask The Agent: Clarifying Industry Semantics and Advice on How to Become an Agent!

Column by Bree Ogden
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.

New Release Roundup: Recommendations for September 2012

Column by John Jarzemsky
September 3, 2012 (3) comments
A look at new releases dropping in September.

A Game of Literary F, Marry, Kill

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
August 31, 2012 (2) comments
Which of these literary characters would make the better lay, the better spouse, the better murder victim?

Top 10 Reasons People Use To Justify Pirating Digital Content (And Why They’re Wrong)

Column by Rob Hart
August 31, 2012 (78) comments
Pirating is illegal, yet it's become so mainstreamed that people do it without batting an eye. Pirates offer up plenty of reasons for why they do it--but none of those reasons hold water.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: August Edition

Column by Rob Hart
August 31, 2012 (39) comments
You've got 250 words. Write something good, you might win a prize...

The Good, The Bad, and The Sadly Deluded: Actors Who Write

Column by Cath Murphy
August 30, 2012 (16) comments
For many actors, screaming fans and a Twitter following of millions isn't enough to satisfy their ego. Hungry for more adulation, they must inflict their prose upon us too.