New Release Roundup: Recommendations for February 2012

Column by John Jarzemsky
February 1, 2012 (3) comments
A quick look at what's new and exciting for the month of February.

The Period Part 2 - Dot Dearth: Postponing The Period On Purpose

Column by Taylor Houston
A continuation of last month's discussion of short sentence lengths. This month we'll explore the merits of the very long sentences.

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes

Column by Jon Gingerich
January 31, 2012 (322) comments
A list of some of the most common grammatical errors that routinely make it into print.

Does Marvel Need To Pull A DC Comics 52 Relaunch?

Column by Jason Van Horn
January 27, 2012 (11) comments
After the success of the DC Comics relaunch, should Marvel consider doing something similar?

What The Hell Ever Happened To... Katherine Dunn?

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
January 27, 2012 (3) comments
What's Katherine Dunn been doing since 'Geek Love' came out in 1989? Quite a bit, actually. And yes, she's still working on her followup.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Scottsdale, Arizona

Column by Keith Rawson
Part of an ongoing series profiling some of the best independent bookstores in the country. In this installment: The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale Arizona.

Neglected Books: 'Hangover Square,' 'Foam of the Daze' and 'Pincher Martin'

Column by Jack Joslin
A look at three often overlooked, but outstanding novels: 'Hangover Square,' 'Foam of the Daze' & 'Pincher Martin.'

Change the World: Write Your Manifesto

Column by Taylor Houston
January 25, 2012 (6) comments
You are a writer— an artiste! A creator of beauty and meaning. A cultural commentator. A revolutionary! It's about damn time you wrote your manifesto!

Literary Longshots

Column by Brandon Tietz
January 24, 2012 (1) comments
LitReactor examines three potential publishing breakthroughs. Are they worth the trouble?

Write What You Don’t Know

Column by Jon Gingerich
January 24, 2012 (9) comments
Of all the rules that apply to fiction writing, perhaps none is more misleading than the common, banal adage that you should “write what you know.”