Alan Moore's Incredibly Underrated Writing Guide

Column by Peter Derk
If you haven't read through Alan Moore's 'Writing For Comics,' you're missing an absolute treasure of how-to-write greatness.

Writing Advice for Non-Writers

Column by Peter Derk August 4, 2022
So you have to write something. Maybe it's the first thing you've written since high school. Don't worry, it's not that hard. We'll get through it together.

Writing Advice For My Younger Self

Column by Peter Derk November 15, 2021
I've made some writing mistakes. Some regarding diarrhea. Learn from my mistakes, don't repeat them, and don't force yourself to cringe at your old, crappy writing.

Yahoo! Answers: Books, Reading, and Writing

Column by Peter Derk
Are there any good romances? Was Shakespeare gay? What's the perfect rumble song? Can boobs be TOO perfect? So many Yahoo! Questions in need of answers.

Trying to Juggle Writing AND Parenting? Authors Share Advice

Column by Annie Neugebauer May 11, 2020
Parenting and writing are both full-time jobs. So how do you juggle both? Rob Hart, Cina Pelayo, Christopher Golden, Gemma Files, Paul Tremblay, and Sarah Read share their advice.

10 Pieces of Advice Every Writer Should Ignore

Column by Gabino Iglesias December 10, 2019
That thing you read online? Probably wrong. That old rule they told you was sacred? It's bullshit. Let me tell you why unlearning all of it is crucial.

10 Tips to Slaughter Insecurity

Column by Gabino Iglesias July 1, 2019
Writers are an insecure bunch. Here's some advice on how to solve that.

Crick in Your Neck? Tips and Stretches to Combat the Writing Life

Column by Annie Neugebauer
At the computer all day errday? You're probably feeling the effects in your neck, shoulders, wrists, butt, and eyes. Here are some simple tips to help ease (and prevent) the ache.

13 Solid Pieces Of Advice From LitReactor's Writers Workshop

Column by Peter Derk May 15, 2018
There's a lot of solid writing advice coming straight out of our workshop. Here's a sneak peek.

10 Things The Gym Taught Me About Writing

Column by Gabino Iglesias
The gym and writing have a lot in common, and the former can help prepare you for the latter.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Struggling Writers

Column by Christoph Paul September 4, 2017
Sorry to cast stones, fellow writers, but this needs to be said.

The Writing Guide to End All Writing Guides

Column by Gabino Iglesias July 14, 2017
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.