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.

Storyville: The Horror of Editing and Revision

Column by Richard Thomas
August 29, 2012 (11) comments
It's been said that the difference between a good writer and a great writer is editing. So let's hop to it.

Clause I Said So: A Refresher Course On Sentence Types

Column by Taylor Houston
August 29, 2012 (4) comments
Take it back to your high school English class with a refresher on clause types.

Taking From the World Tree: Mythology and Cultural Appropriation

Column by Rajan Khanna
August 28, 2012 (10) comments
Mythology has long been a source of ideas and inspiration for fantasy fiction. But when and where does drawing from these myths cross the line into cultural appropriation? Should it be avoided?

Unsanctioned: Sequels To Classic Novels Written By Different Authors

Column by Meredith Borders
August 27, 2012 (11) comments
I just can't get behind sequels to classic novels written by a different author. Still, it's fun to consider the possibilities.

Why The Hell Do We Want Everyone To Die and Eat Our Brains?: Zombie Fiction and The American Obsession With The End of the World

Column by Keith Rawson
August 27, 2012 (15) comments
Death! Consumerism! The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse! Oh My! Why is zombie fiction so popular among novelists and the American public?

LURID: Welcome to the Dollhouse, Pediophobes and Agalmatophiles!

Column by Karina Wilson
Dolls are meant to be cute, right? So why do we find them downright terrifying? Introducing our first Lurid competition giveaway, 'Diary of A Creepy Ass Doll' by Stacey Leigh Brooks

Scandalous! Is Stephen King's Original Version of THE STAND Better Than the Uncut Edition?

Column by Meredith Borders
August 24, 2012 (24) comments
Stephen King's THE STAND: COMPLETE AND UNCUT is one of the best-selling novels of all time. But was the edited version a better book?

YA Superstar: Sarah Dessen

Column by Sarah Pitre
August 23, 2012 (1) comments
Really, that should tell you everything you need to know about what a fantastic person she is, but I can't pass up the opportunity to gush about what makes her such a terrific YA author as well.