The Third Character: A (Very) Rough Guide to Settings

Column by Cath Murphy
May 17, 2012 (5) comments
Choosing the right setting for your fiction can be as tricky as giving a turtle a haircut. Here's my Rough Guide to what I think of as the 'third character'.

Are Audiobooks Preparing to Overtake Ebooks?

Column by Joe Daly
May 17, 2012 (4) comments
While lit snobs pontificate the primacy of tree meat or eBooks, the once-peaceful world of audiobooks has devolved into an all-out street brawl between producers, publishers and authors.

The Heavy Hand of Didacticism

Column by Jon Gingerich
Why overwriting and needless instruction have a habit of killing a story every time.

Me, Myself, and I: First Person Narratives in Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna
May 16, 2012 (7) comments
A look at some examples of first person narratives in fantasy fiction and what makes them work.

Based on a "True Story"

Column by John Jarzemsky
May 15, 2012 (7) comments
Has our obsession with "true stories" gotten out of hand, and what are the consequences for the worlds of fiction and non-fiction alike?

Library Love: Research Like A Pro!

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
May 15, 2012 (4) comments
Go beyond the Google search box with this introduction to library resources.

LitReactor Photo Album: Show Us Your Writing Environment

Column by Rob Hart
May 14, 2012 (17) comments
Show us you writing environment. Let's discuss them. What do you need to thrive? What distracts you? How have you customized yours? Sharing is caring!

Ask The Lit Coach: "What Self-Published Authors Must Do to Win Friends, Influence Readers and Possibly Gain the Attention of a Publisher"

Column by Erin Reel
May 14, 2012 (4) comments
What are the chances your self-published book will get picked up by a traditional publisher? Slim. But here's what can you do to ensure you're putting your best DIY effort on the shelf.

The Top 10 Best Books... With The Worst Amazon Customer Reviews

Column by Meredith Borders
May 11, 2012 (21) comments
Even the most critically acclaimed novels of all time aren't safe from a scathing Amazon customer review!

YA Gateway Books: A Primer

Column by Sarah Pitre
May 11, 2012 (10) comments
They say you can't get addicted after just one time. But with this list of books, you'll be hooked on young adult literature immediately.