Erin Reel Interviews Some of the Team Behind LitReactor

Erin Reel Interviews Some of the Team Behind LitReactor

Erin Reel continues to impress.  A former literary agent who now consults writers and helps prep manuscripts, she operates under the title 'The Lit Coach' and easily has one of the most helpful blogs online for writers looking for answers.  It's because of this that we invited Erin to not only write for our Magazine, but to also lead her own classes.  For October, she's teaching a four-week intensive called Character DNA, which is a breakdown and rebuild of your currently stalled manuscript through the lens of character development.

But Erin has yet another asset up her sleeve: she's become our unofficial spokesperson!  Through a series of awesome tweets and Facebook updates, she impressively help promote the launch of LitReactor to her entire reader-base.  This includes actor Rainn Wilson, who just so happens to be married to another one of our October instructors, Holiday Reinhorn.  Rainn tweeted the link to our site to his 2.6 million followers on Twitter and now appears to be a staunch supporter of all things LitReactor.

This week on her site, Erin featured a series of interviews with some of the key players on our team.

Interview with educational director, Mark Vanderpool

Interview with author and staff writer, Brandon Tietz

Interview with technical lead, Kirk Clawes and I, editor in chief, Dennis Widmyer


Dennis Widmyer

News by Dennis Widmyer

Dennis Widmyer is the founder of, best-selling author Chuck Palahniuk's (Fight Club, Choke) official website.  His passion in life is making movies.  With partner Kevin Kölsch, he founded Parallactic Pictures, a banner for all of their independent film projects.  To date, the duo have directed two features, a number of shorts, and have penned over a dozen screenplays.  He recently co-directed a feature horror film called STARRY EYES for Snowfort Pictures and Dark Sky Films that had its world premiere at the 2014 SXSW film festival.  You can see more of his work at When he's not making movies and working on websites, he enjoys going to the movies, writing, reading, photography, hiking, cats and hanging out with friends.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 6, 2011 - 4:59pm

I paid $40.00, completely inspired to join the Palahniuk workshop and when I arrived it seemed as though it had been dead in the water. Then three days later I got an e-mail about the development of this website and its opening date. So far it's been a great experience.

Thanks for all of this.

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. October 6, 2011 - 6:28pm

I submitted a question to the magazine so I have my fingers crossed.