Storyville: Show, Don't Tell

Column by Richard Thomas
January 20, 2020
Some tips on how to show vs. telling, in your fiction, for a more immersive and powerful experience.

Start As Close To The End As You Can

Column by Peter Derk
January 17, 2020
Why starting closer to your story's ending is the way to go.

How To Recover From Writer Burnout

Column by Autumn Christian
January 16, 2020
Feeling sick, stressed, anxious, and dry when it comes to your writing life? Everyone can suffer from burnout. Here's how to get back on track.

2020 Hindsight: 10 Years Worth of Grammar Advice

Column by Taylor Houston
January 14, 2020
It's a new decade! Let's look back on 10 years of giving grammar advice.

The Magic of Brian Keene’s Bedroom

Column by Christoph Paul
January 13, 2020
Having an existential crisis as a writer? Then maybe you just need to spend the night at Brian Keene's and eat some stew.

Should I Use A Sensitivity Reader?

Column by Peter Derk
January 10, 2020
What's a sensitivity reader? Why's a sensitivity reader? Should you find one?

Planes, Readings, and Mayhem: My Year on the Road

Column by Gabino Iglesias
January 9, 2020
I spent a lot of time doing book stuff in 2019. Here's what I learned.

The Mandalorian With No Name: How Star Wars Fuses Sci-Fi and Westerns

Column by BH Shepherd
January 8, 2020
A look at the genre-bending storytelling of "The Mandalorian."

I'll Never Read All the Books On My TBR — and That's A Good Thing!

Column by Karis Rogerson
January 7, 2020
Karis Rogerson knows her TBR pile will live on long past her, and knowing there's a goal to constantly strive toward is an encouragement to her reading (and general!) life.

Count Dracula: Misunderstood Monster, Bloodsucking Bastard, And Everything In-Between

Column by Christopher Shultz
January 6, 2020
The Count began life as straight-up bad guy, but now his role in pop-culture is a lot more complicated.

The New Year's Resolutions of Your Favorite Literary Characters

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
January 3, 2020
To inspire you as you set about making your New Year's resolutions for 2020, this post asks how your favorite literary characters would approach their own resolutions.

Chuck Palahniuk's 'Consider This': A Reading List

Column by Peter Derk
January 2, 2020
Get the most out of Chuck Palahniuk's how-to book by studying up.

Storyville: Ending 2019 with a Bang

Column by Richard Thomas
December 31, 2019
Some tips for how to end 2019 and set up 2020 for writing success.

The Top Most Stupidest 2020 Reading Goals and Challenges

Column by Peter Derk
December 30, 2019
Yours is probably listed. Better take a look.

The 20 Most Anticipated Horror Books of 2020

Column by Max Booth III
December 29, 2019
2020 might be one of the worst years ever, but at least the horror fiction will be rad.

Build Your Brand With An Author Tagline

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
December 27, 2019
Create an effective tagline in three steps: Brainstorm who you are and what you do. Identify how you do it, and determine the benefit your work gives to the reader.

Why Boys And Men Should 100 Percent Read "Little Women"

Column by Christopher Shultz
December 24, 2019
Louisa May Alcott's novel is beloved among girls and women, but dudes should love it just as much.

Xmas In Bizarro Land

Column by Peter Derk
December 23, 2019
Bizarr-ho-ho-ho!

8 Books for 8 Nights of Hanukkah

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
December 20, 2019
This list of eight books to read during the eight nights of Hanukkah will help little ones learn about the history of the holiday!

10 Wintery Yule Books for the Solstice

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
December 19, 2019
Looking for some Paganish reading material to celebrate the Winter Solstice/Yule? Here are some recommendations.

'The Handmaid's Tale': Sexy Costumes, Tasteless Photos, and the Limits of Fandom

Column by Peter Derk
December 18, 2019
When it comes to being a fan, what's going too far? What's too sexy for a Handmaid?

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2019 - Part III

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
December 17, 2019
Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2019. Featuring: Elle Nash, John Skipp, Leza Cantoral, Emma Clark, and Joshua Chaplinsky.

Six Things to Know Going Into Netflix's Adaptation of "The Witcher"

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
December 17, 2019
Whether you've been a longtime fan of The Witcher or are just discovering it now, here are some must-know facts about the upcoming TV series.

Gift Guide: The Tools, Tricks, and Secret Weapons of Your Favorite Authors

Column by Peter Derk
December 16, 2019
With this gift list you can learn something, you can read about your favorite writers, and you can buy metal albums. This one's got it all.