Planning the Literary Event

Column by Brandon Tietz
January 11, 2012 (7) comments
Planning a literary event can be an overwhelming concept for a new author. Here are some tips to make things run a little bit smoother.

Five Big Fat Literary Fakes

Column by Cath Murphy
January 10, 2012 (7) comments
A look at the most common literary fibs, and some of the worst offenders.

Book Vs. Film Vs. Film: The Girls With The Dragon Tattoos

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
January 9, 2012 (9) comments
We break down all three versions of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'- the book and both film adaptations- in an attempt to determine which one is the best.

Avengers vs X-Men: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Event Books

Column by Jason Van Horn
January 9, 2012 (3) comments
An apprehensive look at the upcoming 'Avengers vs X-Men' event book from Marvel.

Four Questions With Bree Ogden, Instructor For 'Intro To Graphic Novel Writing'

Column by Bree Ogden
Literary agent, Bree Ogden answers some common questions about the process of creating graphic novels in anticipation of her upcoming LitReactor class.

LURID: The End Of The World As We Know It

Column by Karina Wilson
January 6, 2012 (2) comments
2012 is here. Before you cash out your 401(K) and start stockpiling weaponry (don’t forget the ammo!), let Lurid get all eschatological on your ass.

The 10 Best Book To Movie Casting Decisions

Column by Meredith Borders
January 6, 2012 (21) comments
As book lovers, we feel protective of our favorite characters, entitled to them in a way that is often threatened by inexplicable casting. Below are ten times that the casting directors nailed it.

The Pompous Fool As Narrator

Column by Jack Joslin
January 5, 2012 (2) comments
A detailed look at the sub-genre of fiction where the pompous fool reigns supreme as narrator.

Down With The Double Tap! (Why You Shouldn't Space Twice After Sentences)

Column by Rob Hart
January 5, 2012 (31) comments
Many of us were taught we should insert two spaces after a sentence, but it's the appendix of typography; it serves no purpose and we'd be better off without it. Here's how to break the habit.

Writing Effective Dialogue

Column by Jon Gingerich
January 4, 2012 (5) comments
Writing authentic, compelling and engaging dialogue is one of the most vital yet misunderstood challenges of the writing process.