LURID: American Psycho - A Retrospective

Column by Karina Wilson
March 6, 2013 (7) comments
Happy Birthday Patrick Bateman! On the anniversary of American Psycho's publication, Lurid takes a look at the enduring appeal of everyone's favorite homicidal yuppie. Murders & Executions, oh my!

8 Ways to Flesh Out a Character

Column by Rob Blair Young
March 6, 2013 (8) comments
Looking to develop a character? Here are eight ways you can create a fleshier concept for who your character is and what drives them.

The Fine Line Between Experimental and Crap

Column by Cath Murphy
March 5, 2013 (10) comments
Fetch the electrodes and the test tubes, Igor! It's time to perform some literary experiments....

Ask The Agent: Does Self-Publishing Impede Landing an Agent, Acceptable Word Count and More!

Column by Bree Ogden
March 4, 2013 (4) comments
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect 3 of the industry’s mysteries straight from the shoulder.

Flash Fiction: The Zorro Circle of Storytelling

Column by Rob Blair Young
March 4, 2013 (2) comments
Flash fiction can help writers answer vital questions: How can you identify which words to cut? How can you use subtlety to increase the power of your prose? And what's at the heart of a story?

10 Big-Time Literary Drunks

Column by Ed Sikov
March 1, 2013 (24) comments
A selection of ten writers who made names for themselves as alcoholics.

Storyville: Top Ten Things Literary Journals Need to Do. NOW.

Column by Richard Thomas
March 1, 2013 (19) comments
There needs to be a symbiosis between the journal and the author. Here are some ways that we can make that happen.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: February Edition - Now, with New Rules!

Column by Taylor Houston
February 28, 2013 (38) comments
New Rules: 25 words. 2 sentences.

Twitter: Destructor Of Grammar Or Awesome Word Factory?

Column by Kimberly Turner
February 28, 2013 (7) comments
Is Twitter's inescapable deluge of 140-character blurbs massacring English as we know it or pushing us to write tighter, more concise copy?

Amazon Shakes Up Indie Book Marketing Starting March 1

Column by Erik Wecks
February 28, 2013 (5) comments
Amazon made changes to their affiliate agreement last week which will reshape how eBooks are marketed and priced.