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.

Exploring the Real Town Behind Silent Hill

Column by Michael David Wilson
November 5, 2018
In this article we explore the eerie parallels between Silent Hill and Centralia, Pennsylvania.

No, You’re Freaking Out About Your New Book!

Column by Gabino Iglesias
November 1, 2018
Okay, so maybe I'm freaking out a bit about having "Coyote Songs" out in the world...

Ranking 20 Literary Monsters

Column by Peter Derk
October 31, 2018
Finally we've got the answer to the burning questions "Is Frankenstein better than Dracula?" "Is a swarm of slugs scarier than a haunted doll?" and "Why is the Jabberwock the worst monster ever?"

How a Community and a War Spawned a Collection

Column by Dino Parenti
October 30, 2018
OG LitReactor Dino Parenti talks the long hard road to the release of his new collection.

Engage Your Readers By Putting Them To Work

Column by Joshua Isard
October 29, 2018
As writers, then, we want to ask our readers to do the right kind of work, the kind that helps them engage with our stories as much as possible.

Book vs. Films: "The Haunting Of Hill House"

Column by Christopher Shultz
October 26, 2018
How do the three screen adaptations of Shirley Jackson's seminal haunted house novel stack up to their source material?

Fatter than Flash, Shorter than Short: The Joys of the Brief Story

Column by Darrin Doyle
October 26, 2018
Invigorate your short fiction by restraining word count.

Dead Batteries and Killer Apps: Technology in Horror

Column by Gabino Iglesias
October 25, 2018
Technology rarely shows up in horror, and it's possessed when it does. How do we fix this?

Halloween Vibes: Build Your Perfect Night at Home

Column by Annie Neugebauer
October 24, 2018
The parties are over, the hangovers faded like unfriendly ghosts, and you have work first thing in the morning. What to do when Halloween falls on a weekday? Suggestions to get 5 different vibes.

How I Would've Died In 20 Stephen King Novels

Column by Peter Derk
October 23, 2018
Not the surviving type, Pete examines his most likely causes of death in some of King's beloved works.

Celebrating Goosebumps: A Literary Profile of R.L. Stine

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
October 22, 2018
In honor of R.L. Stine’s recent 75th birthday (and to celebrate Halloween), we present you with 13 of his spookiest hits.

A History Of The Halloween Franchise In Print

Column by Christopher Shultz
October 19, 2018
You can't kill the Boogeyman, either onscreen or on the page.

33 Cool Podcasts for Horror Lovers

Column by Annie Neugebauer
October 18, 2018
A smorgasbord of podcasts for horror lovers, covering scary fiction, film, reviews, and the industry itself.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Noah Webster, the Inventor of American English

Column by Taylor Houston
October 16, 2018
Happy 260th Birthday to the man whose name is synonymous with “Go Look It Up!” (Which is the pre-cursor to today’s “Google It!”)
Jeff Jackson Destroys All Interviews

Jeff Jackson Destroys All Interviews

Interview by Joshua Chaplinsky
October 15, 2018
The "Mira Corpora" author discusses accessibility, punk rock, and his new two-sided novel.

Put A Vampire In It!

Column by Peter Derk
October 11, 2018
These same ol' boring books, movies, and TV shows got you down? We've got the solution! A (nonsensical, ill-fitting, badly done) vampire!

15 of Literature’s Most Villainous Names

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
October 9, 2018
What Do You Call an Evil Skeleton? In honor of the scariest holiday of the year, here are 15 of the most bone-chilling, blood-curdling villainous names in all of literature.
An Interview with 'The Blue Kingfisher' author Erica Wright

Birds and Snakes and Bugs, Oh My! An Interview with 'The Blue Kingfisher' author Erica Wright

Interview by Steph Post
October 8, 2018
An Interview with Erica Wright, crime fiction writer and poet, on the debut of her latest Kat Stone private investigator novel: 'The Blue Kingfisher'.

My 13 Favorite Audiobooks So Far

Column by Annie Neugebauer
October 5, 2018
My top 13 audiobooks of the 70 I've listened to so far.