The Writing Guide to End All Writing Guides

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Here's everything you need to know to have a successful writing career.

It's Just Books: 5 Reasons It's Okay to Quit Writing

Column by J. David Osborne July 13, 2017
There are ten million articles on the internet about why you shouldn't quit writing. This is one about why it's okay if you do.

9 Signs You May Have Over-Edited Your Work

Column by Peter Derk
Some signs it may be time to walk away, plus 9 fixes for you over-editors out there.

100 Bits Of Advice Gleaned From Writing 100 LitReactor Columns

Column by Peter Derk April 17, 2017
To celebrate 100 columns written, an author punishes himself with 100 lessons learned.

6 Annoying Things Writers Are Asked To Do And How To Ask Anyway

Column by Peter Derk September 21, 2016
Are you thinking of asking a writer friend for help with something? Maybe you should think twice.

10 Lessons Learned From My First Grown-Up Writing Job

Column by Peter Derk June 13, 2016
10 hard-won lessons learned during a one-week, grown-up writing job.

10 Mistakes (Almost) Every Rookie Writer Makes

Column by Susan DeFreitas January 22, 2016
Are you ready to go pro? Or are you still making rookie mistakes?

6 Self-Help Books That Actually Help

Column by Peter Derk
Help yourself with life, games, curse words in book titles, and leaving a bizarre legacy.

Book Breakup: Tell The Story, Break Up With A Bad Book

Column by Peter Derk May 15, 2014
Is it time to break up with that book you've been slogging through? Let me help.

Some Practical Writing Advice From Douglas Coupland

Column by Douglas Coupland August 3, 2012
The Bestselling author of "Generation X" and "Girlfriend In A Coma" gives some simple advice picked up during his 25 years as a writer.

A What-to-Do and What-Not-To-Do List for Agents

Column by Erin Reel March 28, 2012
Writers have had an earful of advice about how to lure an agent. But what about advice for literary agents? Former agent Erin Reel shares six ways agents can present their best selves to writers.