On Comics and Continuity

Column by BH Shepherd
July 12, 2012 (4) comments
How comic books have shaped our understanding of continuity in fiction.

Your Publisher Has Folded...Now What?

Column by Brandon Tietz
July 12, 2012 (3) comments
Book deals are signed all the time, but what do you do when your publishing contract is cancelled? LitReactor examines such a case.

Narrative and the Moving Image: What Film Can Teach Us About Fiction Writing

Column by Jon Gingerich
July 11, 2012 (8) comments
Fiction writers can learn a great deal about craft by examining some of the common storytelling techniques used in modern film.

Don't Write Comics: How To Write Comics Part 2

Column by Kelly Thompson
July 11, 2012 (6) comments
The 2nd in a series about writing for comics & graphic novels. Part 2 details what you'll need for a professional comics pitch, formatting and technical details, and how to actually write your comic.

Screw Your Education: Shut Up And Write

Column by Keith Rawson
July 10, 2012 (23) comments
A Bachelors, an MBA....Pfffft, who needs it? Why not just try living and writing instead?

Get Real: The Spectrum of High School Reality in YA Fiction

Column by Sarah Pitre
July 10, 2012 (5) comments
Whether it's a magical academy or juvenile detention, young adult literature employs a variety of worlds to tackle real life problems.

Ask The Agent: What Does "Researching An Agent" Really Entail and More.

Column by Bree Ogden
July 9, 2012 (7) 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 two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.

What Do The Authors Of Serialized Works Owe To Their Fans?

Column by Rob Hart
July 9, 2012 (48) comments
Do fans have the right to hate on George R.R. Martin for not finishing the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series faster? Does an author of a series owe his or her fans anything?

The 10 Most Bizarre Pieces Of Literary Merch

Column by Kimberly Turner
July 6, 2012 (7) comments
It's not a stretch to assume that if you like the book or author, you'll buy the T-shirt, coffee mug, or bookmark. But what about the panties, shower curtain, and Ouija board?

Post-Mortem: 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' by Douglas Adams

Column by Meredith Borders
July 6, 2012 (5) comments
A breakdown of the mechanics of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE and the reasons it should be read by the writers among us.