In: VoiceLooking for something new to write? Here are ten hot, emerging, and underappreciated genres.
By Troy Farah
In: ClicheFrom ancient Greek myths to Snow White to today, Dystropia looks at the trope of the Damsel in Distress.
In: ThemeI dare you to scare me. 25 words. 2 sentences. Endless opportunity for horror and pre-Halloween fright.
In: Literary DevicesSymbolism allows writers to get themselves off the page and lets their words do the talking.
In: VoiceSupernatural and speculative fiction—getting weird without losing your audience.
In: ThemeOld Nick has left his stamp on literature ever since men began putting pen to paper. Whether literally or figuratively, nearly everyone has a demon or two waiting to jump onto the page.
By Erin Reel
Updated With Winners: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: September Edition (...and another chance to win Chuck Palahniuk's new book!)
In: PlotGet another chance to win one of three copies we are giving away of Chuck Palahniuk's next book Doomed by writing a metaphor for Purgatory in 25 words or less.
In: CharacterThere’s a fine line that authors tread when writing from a child's perspective. A balance must be found between a voice that is unrealistically adult, and one that is too naive to be engaging.
By Robbie Blair
In: WorkshopTips for how to take criticism—including both constructive feedback and more volatile attacks on your work.
By Joshua Mohr
In: PlotLitReactor instructor and 'Fight Song' author Joshua Mohr talks writing plots with The Rumpus film editor Anisse Gross. You should probably listen.
By Troy Farah
In: ClicheIn this episode of Dystropia, we look at the Magnificent Bastard, who is cunning, charming and crafty. What makes him tick and why are we all of a sudden so attracted to him?