Project Redlight: Part I

Column by David James Keaton, May 22, 2018
One man's adventures in the screen(writing) trade.

Make Your Characters More Interesting With Lies

Column by Peter Derk
May 21, 2018
Ask yourself: When's the last time I had one of my characters tell a real whopper?

11 of the Best Indie Horror Presses

Column by Gabino Iglesias
May 18, 2018
There is a lot of great horror out there, and most of it is coming from indie presses. Here are some that need to be on your radar.

Putting Together a Literary Magazine

Column by Christoph Paul
May 17, 2018
Putting together a literary magazine isn't as hard as it sounds. It's even kind of fun.

Books About Mental Illness are Important, Especially if You Have One

Column by Karis Rogerson
May 16, 2018
One mentally ill writer and reader on why books that mirror her experiences are so important.

13 Solid Pieces Of Advice From LitReactor's Writers Workshop

Column by Peter Derk
May 15, 2018
There's a lot of solid writing advice coming straight out of our workshop. Here's a sneak peek.

What It Really Takes to Get Your First Book Published: 5 Critical Factors

Column by Susan DeFreitas
May 14, 2018
I you've worked hard, put in your ten thousand hours, and still not broken through with your first book deal, this post is for you.

Happy Birthday To The Evil Genius Behind 'Sweet Valley High'

Column by Meredith Borders
May 14, 2018
Francine Pascal turns 80 today. Let's take a look at some of the more insane stuff she pulled with SVH.

Mommie Dearest: 9 of the Most Memorable Mothers in Literature

Column by Annie Neugebauer
May 11, 2018
There are few relationships in life as complex, powerful, and dynamic as the mother-child relationship. Here are literature's 9 most memorable mamas.

Wonderful and Strange: Twin Peaks — The Literary Tie-Ins

Column by Bart Bishop
May 10, 2018
On the one-year anniversary of 'The Return', a look back at the books that have expanded on the deeper mysteries of 'Twin Peaks'.
Alex Segura and Joe Clifford on PI Fiction, Flawed Characters and Fighting Your

In Conversation: Alex Segura and Joe Clifford on PI Fiction, Flawed Characters and Fighting Your Demons

Interview by Alex Segura
May 9, 2018
LitReactor instructors Joe Clifford and Alex Segura talk PI fiction to mark the latest adventures featuring their recurring characters, Jay Porter and Pete Fernandez.