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 (79) 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.

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?