Is This Your Card? How Michael Chabon Uses Suspense in Literary Fiction

Column by Chris Rosales
June 20, 2012 (3) comments
A study of how Michael Chabon uses Suspense in literary fiction to keep the reader reading and to move the story forward.

Why I'd Rather Be Unpublished Than Considered "Beach Reading"

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
June 20, 2012 (8) comments
Booksellers are busy moving their best prose to the back of the store, and setting up displays of colorful paperbacks that have been categorized in a most offensive way: "beach reading."

The Blagger's Guide to James Joyce

Column by Cath Murphy
June 19, 2012 (5) comments
For most people, reading Joyce is about as enjoyable as gnawing your way through a concrete post. Sound like an expert without having to turn a page of the dreaded 'Finnegans Wake.'

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Tattered Cover, Denver, CO

Column by Chris Rosales
Independent and used bookstores offer things the big chains can't: Precise recommendations, spectacular coffee, rare treasures, and a real sense of community. This month: Tattered Cover in Denver, CO.

LitReactor Photo Album: Show Us Your Reading Environment

Column by Rob Hart
June 18, 2012 (4) comments
Last month we asked you to share pictures of your writing environment. This month, we want to see your reading environment.

The Long & Winding Road: Part IV – Editing With Agents

Column by Kelly Thompson
June 18, 2012 (1) comments
Part 4 in a series chronicling my experiences with my first novel, including securing an agent and submitting to publishers. Part 4 details editing with an agent.

Book Readings: Bar vs. Bookstore

Column by Brandon Tietz
June 15, 2012 (3) comments
Two readings: one book store, one bar. Which was better? Well, it depends on if you prefer alcohol or silence more.

The Next Big Thing In YA

Column by Sarah Pitre
June 15, 2012 (8) comments
Will dystopia continue to hog the throne of young adult literature, or will it pass the crown to a new trend?

The Prometheus Effect: Examining The Film's Literary Ancestry

Column by Jon Korn
June 14, 2012 (11) comments
While arguments about Prometheus rage across the internet, Jon Korn looks at some of the science fiction classics that inspired it.

The Escaping Character

Column by Jon Gingerich
June 13, 2012 (12) comments
A unique, compelling character must always possess the ability to confront — and ultimately confuse — readers’ expectations at every turn.