Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Murder By The Book, Houston, TX

Column by Meredith Borders
March 27, 2012 (3) comments
Murder By The Book in Houston, Texas is one of the country's oldest mystery bookstores. In this segment of Indie Bookstore Spotlight, we tell you why.

From X to A: A Douglas Coupland Primer

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
March 26, 2012 (6) comments
An introduction to the oeuvre of one of Canada's favorite literary sons- the preeminent cultural satirist, Douglas Coupland.

Ten Lighter-Raising, Horn-Throwing, Can't-Miss Rock Biographies

Column by Joe Daly
March 23, 2012 (12) comments
A classic rock biography is fueled by more than just wild tales of epic hedonism. It takes exhaustive research, keen insight and rich, engaging prose. Of course, sex, drugs and rock and roll help too.

Writing Powerful Descriptions

Column by Jon Gingerich
March 22, 2012 (12) comments
Why the best descriptions are the ones that are easily understood, yet leave a lasting impression on readers’ minds.

Post-Mortem: "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner

Column by Jack Joslin
March 22, 2012 (4) comments
An autopsy of William Faulkner's novel, 'The Sound and the Fury'. What makes this novel so great?

My Kindle Experiment: How Easy Is Amazon's Self-Publishing Platform?

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
March 21, 2012 (16) comments
Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing makes profiting from a book or novel seem ridiculously easy. I've got an unpublished manuscript that I'm willing to sacrifice, so let's see just how simple this is.

Short Shorts: Extremely brief prose forms plus LitReactor’s first Short Shorts Contest!

Column by Taylor Houston
March 21, 2012 (93) comments
Learn all about how to write the shortest stories possible, plus enter your own 10 word/2 sentence short short for a chance to win some LitReactor swag. Short short = Win win!

10 Science Fiction Books That I Love (And You Will At Least Like A Lot)

Column by Jon Korn
March 20, 2012 (12) comments
As the new guy around the site, Jon Korn introduces himself via the favorite medium of everyone from David Letterman to Yahweh- science fiction.

Top 10 Ways To Make 'The Walking Dead' Less Stupid, Revisited

Column by Rob Hart
March 19, 2012 (27) comments
Back in November, when the mid-season finale aired, I suggested 10 ways the writers of The Walking Dead could make the show less stupid. Did anything change between now and then? Kinda...

Ask The Lit Coach: "How Does The New Trend In Self-Publishing Affect Literary Agents?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
March 19, 2012 (1) comments
Issue 12 of Ask The Lit Coach is all about literary agents. This week we discuss whether or not US agents consider clients living outside the U.S. and what will be the fate of agents post ePublishing