LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2018 - Part I

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
December 7, 2018
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2018.

Story Tech: Arthur Morgan's Journal in Red Dead Redemption 2

Column by BH Shepherd
December 6, 2018
A look at a key part of Red Dead Redemption 2's celebrated narrative.

The 15 Most Anticipated Horror Books of 2019

Column by Max Booth III
December 5, 2018
Horror continues to strive in the new year.

Clarity vs. Experimentation: A Letter To Myself

Column by Peter Derk
December 4, 2018
Does your work have a worthwhile story underneath the experiment? In other words, are you going to pay off the work a reader does to understand what’s going on?

Feedback Loop: Revisiting Autobiographical Fiction

Column by Taylor Houston
December 3, 2018
In which Taylor revisits her 2012 article about autobiographical fiction and nearly twists herself into a knot trying to explain what the hell she actually meant, if anything...

6 Reasons We Still Love L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of the Green Gables" 110 Years Later

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
November 30, 2018
Since its publication 1908, Lucy Montgomery’s "Anne of Green Gables" has been adapted countless times around the word. Here are a few reasons why this Canadian classic is here to stay.
Keith Rosson's Novel, "Road Seven", To Be Published By Meerkat Press

Keith Rosson's Novel, "Road Seven", To Be Published By Meerkat Press

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
November 30, 2018
Tricia Reeks, publisher at Meerkat Press, has announced the acquisition of North American English language rights to Keith Rosson’s newest novel, which will be released in 2020.

Storyville: Finding Hope in Dark Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas
November 29, 2018
It's possible to put hope in your dark fiction, quite possibly leading to a more satisfying experience.

8 Conventions For Horror Writers in 2019

Column by Max Booth III
November 28, 2018
If you're wondering what this article is about, read the title again.

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Religion in Your Fiction

Column by Gabino Iglesias
November 27, 2018
Religion is a huge part of life. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't ignore it in your fiction.

The 7 Very Best Scenes from C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
November 26, 2018
From Lucy's first discovery to Aslan's last battle, The Chronicles of Narnia is full of incredible scenes. That's why for C.S. Lewis's 120th birthday, we're going to look back on one from each book.

LitReactor's 2018 Black Friday For Readers And Writers

Column by Peter Derk
November 23, 2018
It's not crass consumerism if you shop while daintily sipping tea.

Celebrate Wolfenoot With These 10 Unique, Subversive Werewolf Novels

Column by Christopher Shultz
November 23, 2018
Why be another snout in the pack on Black Friday when you can stay home and honor the Spirit of the Wolf with meat, cake, and these werewolf books?

Gobble, Gobble: Exploring the Turkey Lit Genre

Column by Max Booth III
November 21, 2018
Where are all the Thanksgiving books?
Interview with Author & YouTuber Justin Little Aka Vernaculis

Interview with Author & YouTuber Justin Little AKA Vernaculis

Interview by Christoph Paul
November 21, 2018
An interview with the popular YouTuber about his recently published book of essays.

Dear Mr. Gaiman: Why I Can't Re-Read Sandman

Column by Peter Derk
November 20, 2018
For Neil Gaiman's birthday: an apology, a thank you, another, unrelated apology, and a question about the value of memory.

Storyville: Using Terror and Horror to Tell Powerful Stories

Column by Richard Thomas
November 19, 2018
When you use terror as the emotional set up, and horror as the devastating reveal, your stories will resonate with your readers.

Black Friday: Buy Nothing and Opt Outside!

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
November 16, 2018
Do you really need to buy a bunch of crap this Black Friday? Start a new tradition with Buy Nothing Day and #OptOutside.

Good Oral: Telling Stories Out Loud

Column by Peter Derk
November 15, 2018
Read this before you jump on a stage and launch into your best story.

A NaNoWriMo Survival Boost

Column by Annie Neugebauer
November 14, 2018
NaNoWriMo is rough, and we're only halfway there. Inside, find your survival boost.

Three Exercises for Improved Character Development

Column by Gabino Iglesias
November 13, 2018
If you want your characters to be as deep and nuanced as your narrative, here are three things you can do.

Nonreaders Raise Nonreaders and Other Lessons Learned Selling Books at Small-Town Fests

Column by Max Booth III
November 9, 2018
A guide for surviving craft fairs and book conventions.

Upon My Death: What Happens To An Author's Unfinished Work?

Column by Peter Derk
November 8, 2018
If you don't make those decisions before you die, your loved ones will have to. And even then, who knows...

11 Tips to Beat Procrastination and Get that Novel Drafted

Column by Annie Neugebauer
November 7, 2018
11 tips for resisting the urge to procrastinate, because falling behind in NaNoWriMo (or any fast drafting) is the kiss of death.

Daredevil Season 3: Reconstruction

Column by BH Shepherd
November 6, 2018
A critical look at Season 3 of Marvel's "Daredevil" on Netflix.