Overcoming “Voice Anxiety”

Column by Jon Gingerich
August 15, 2012 (2) comments
Writers stress themselves out over the idea of devising a unique, compelling voice in their writing. Here's why a lot of that anxiety is underserved.

10 Children's Books That Are (still) Frightening To Adults

Column by Meredith Borders
August 15, 2012 (12) comments
Kids can handle being scared. Adults, on the other hand? Here are ten books that kids eat up that could creep out the most stoic adult.

Don't Write Comics: How To Write Comics Part 3

Column by Kelly Thompson
August 14, 2012 (3) comments
The 3rd in a series about writing for comics & graphic novels. Part 3 continues to explore what you'll need for a professional comics pitch and details finding the right artist for your project.

Reinvention and the "Genre Trap"

Column by Rajan Khanna
August 14, 2012 (4) comments
Is there such a thing as a genre trap in fantasy fiction? Does great success lead to limitation? How exactly does one reinvent oneself in the genre world?

These Are Your Heroes On Drugs, And They Kind of Suck

Column by Keith Rawson
August 13, 2012 (59) comments
The path to excess is complete an utter bullshit, and more than a few literary heroes are proof of it.

Adventures In Self-Publishing Part 1: Why I'm Doing It, And Also Zombies

Column by Rob Hart
August 10, 2012 (17) comments
As an experiment in self-publishing, I'm putting out a zombie novella I wrote. Follow me as I bring it from rough draft to finished product, then watch as I try to get people to buy it!

Book Vs. Film: Total Recall / We Can Remember It For You Wholesale

Column by Jon Korn
August 10, 2012 (4) comments
Does the remake of the adaptation live up to its source material? Like Philip K. Dick's stuff wasn't meta enough already... Start the LitReactor!

Book Brawl: YA Covers vs. Adult Covers

Column by Sarah Pitre
August 9, 2012 (4) comments
Who says you can't judge a book by its cover? Not only will we judge them... we'll put them in the cage in our latest edition of Book Brawl! May the best cover win.

Transgressive Women: How Bad Covers And Sexism Threaten All Of Literature

Column by Jack Joslin
August 9, 2012 (23) comments
An examination of the poor handling of great female writers stems from questioning one's own ignorance: Why the hell do I never read books by women?

Transition As Metaphor

Column by Chris Rosales
August 8, 2012 (3) comments
Incorporate these principles to not only transition smoothly from scene to scene, but to add a new layer of metaphor for the manipulation of meaning and theme.