Storyville: Finding Original Locations to Set Your Horror Stories

Column by Richard Thomas
October 18, 2019
How can you find original locations to set your horror stories? Here are a few ideas.

Crappy, Ben-Cooper-Style Literary Costumes

Column by Peter Derk
October 17, 2019
Bukowski, Dickens, Gilman. They're all hear in crappy, plastic glory.

Women Are Reclaiming and Perfecting The Rape Revenge Narrative

Column by Christopher Shultz
October 16, 2019
Women writers are carving important narratives out of an exploitative subgenre.
"Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race" by Thomas Chatterton William

"Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race" by Thomas Chatterton Williams

Review by Joshua Isard
October 15, 2019
Whether or not one agrees with Williams on his theories about race, his new book is well worth the time of anyone interested in the subject.

How Lit Witchcraft Can Help Your Writing

Column by Leza Cantoral
October 15, 2019
Use magical and meditative techniques in your writing to access untapped reservoirs of creativity when you are blocked or feeling uninspired.

Ask Nick: Publishing 201 - Why Do Some Writers Get To Fail More Than Once?

Column by Nick Mamatas
October 14, 2019
Some writers bounce back after a book bombs, while others are finished. Why?

My Literary Tattoo Isn't a Book: It's a Pen

Column by Karis Rogerson
October 14, 2019
As a reader, I always wanted a bookish tattoo. As a writer, I finally found the perfect one: a fountain pen.

What's With Stephen King and Farts?

Column by Peter Derk
October 11, 2019
Is the King of Horror also King of Farts?

The Maligned History Of "It Was A Dark And Stormy Night"

Column by Christopher Shultz
October 10, 2019
Where exactly did this ubiquitous and much-mocked story starter come from?
"Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear" by Margee Kerr

"Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear" by Margee Kerr

Review by Cina Pelayo
October 10, 2019
Sociologist Margee Kerr spent years coding responses to the question, What’s your biggest fear?
An Interview with Joshua Chaplinsky, Author of 'Whispers in the Ear of A Dreamin

An Interview with Joshua Chaplinsky, Author of 'Whispers in the Ear of A Dreaming Ape'

Interview by Rob Hart
October 9, 2019
LitReactor's class director Rob Hart poses some tough and mostly uninformed questions to Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky, whose short story collection is available now from Clash Books.

Dying on the Mountain: How Goals Will Kill You and How to Focus on the Process

Column by Fred Venturini
October 9, 2019
Discover how goal-setting and positive thinking may be counter-intuitive to reaching the achievement you desire, especially when it comes to achieving publishing success.

A Goosebumpy Celebration of R.L. Stine

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
October 8, 2019
Wishing the master of children's horror a happy birthday.

Want to Be Radical? Be Sincere

Column by Gint Aras
October 8, 2019
The author of "Relief By Execution", out today, talks journaling and writing fearlessly.

Writing Under Duress: How to Persevere When Your Job, Life, and Kids Are Also a Priority

Column by Elle Nash
October 7, 2019
Teaching yourself to stay on task and continue to write even when life seems to be working against you is tough, but if you let the curveballs take you out, then you'll never get the writing done.

Book vs. Film vs. Series: "The Handmaid's Tale"

Column by Christopher Shultz
October 4, 2019
The novel is a classic, the series is excellent...and then there's the film.

Smile! All You Need to Know About The Joker Before You Watch the Movie

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
October 3, 2019
In anticipation of the October 4th release of the Warner Bros. film, "Joker," this post covers five facts about the DC Comics agent of chaos.

Revisiting The Twilight Phenomenon

Column by Peter Derk
October 2, 2019
What was it? Why was it? How was it?

Storytelling: This Ain't Church

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
October 2, 2019
Always be passionate about what you believe, but write in a way that give readers the benefit of the doubt.

Marie Lu on Returning to The World of The Legend Trilogy

Column by Karis Rogerson
October 1, 2019
Young Adult author Marie Lu's next novel is a return to the world of her debut series. We spoke with her about coming back to the world she created, all these years later.

10 Awful Movies We Should Turn Into Amazing Novels

Column by Gabino Iglesias
September 30, 2019
There are many movies out there that are awful but contain elements of greatness. Here are ten I would love to see turned into books at the hands of some of my favorite authors.

A Cheat Sheet to the 2019 Booker Prize Longlist Nominations

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
September 27, 2019
The thirteen candidates for this year's Booker Prize are out. Let's go through them all in our very own nomination cheat sheet.

Finish Your Manuscript With Project Management

Column by Peter Derk
September 26, 2019
Is this the unsexiest column ever? Yes. But sexy doesn't finish novels.

"Pennyworth" is Worth a Watch

Column by BH Shepherd
September 25, 2019
A critical look at the DC prequel series about Batman's butler, Alfred Pennyworth.

Putting in the Time: How Taking Creative Control Helps All Aspects of My Life

Column by Karis Rogerson
September 25, 2019
As a follow-up to her column about ways to make time for writing, Karis Rogerson explores how prioritizing creativity helps other aspects of her life.