Column by Megan J. Kaleita July 27, 2021
What you write matters. Getting paid is not enough.
Column by Rob Blair Young
In today's motivational talk, Rob tells you why you should give up on your dreams of being a writer—for the sake of your writing.
Column by Max Booth III January 22, 2021
Max recently quit his job to write full-time, then he tricked LitReactor into paying him to write about it. [Wait... What?!? —Editor]
Column by Peter Derk
Everybody needs one. And you need to make it BEFORE you're big time.
Column by Cina Pelayo March 13, 2020
As writers, we assume that writing is an enjoyable task. Here are some tips on how to stay happy and be creative.
Column by Jay Wilburn February 24, 2020
It's that time of year when everyone, but especially writers, give up on their annual resolutions. Here are a few traps writers fall into that might inhibit your goals, if you aren't careful.
20 Mistakes I Made Writing that You Should Never Do … But I Would Probably Do Again, If I Started All OverColumn by Jay Wilburn January 15, 2020
Learn from my mistakes, even if I didn't.
Column by Fred Venturini
Discover how goal-setting and positive thinking may be counter-intuitive to reaching the achievement you desire, especially when it comes to achieving publishing success.
Column by Nick Mamatas August 2, 2019
Author, editor, and anthologist Nick Mamatas answers YOUR questions about writing and publishing. We're going beyond the basics.
Column by Gabino Iglesias January 24, 2019
To agent or not to agent, that is the question.
Column by Karis Rogerson
Sure it sucks to write and not get real cash money for your efforts, but some things are worth more than that (sometimes).
Column by Karis Rogerson August 16, 2018
Even if it's hard and exhausting to put in the extra hours writing on top of working full-time, it's the only way to feel truly "me."
Column by Karis Rogerson March 22, 2018
There are a slew of reasons to study creative writing in college, if you have the opportunity and chance. Here are just a few.
Column by David Cranmer December 14, 2017
David Cranmer looks back at the tribulations of 2017 as a freelance writer and indie publisher, and how he copes with the pressures of the day-to-day grind while maintaining sanity.
Column by Richard Thomas November 21, 2017
What are you doing about your dreams? Go after them now. TODAY!
Column by Melissa F. Olson November 9, 2017
Where are all the resources geared toward mid-career writers?
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.
Column by Ed Sikov May 24, 2017
At what point can you consider yourself a writer? And how do you know when it's time to call it quits?
Column by Peter Derk April 17, 2017
To celebrate 100 columns written, an author punishes himself with 100 lessons learned.
Column by Ed Sikov
In which a LitReactor columnist spews out all the bile in his soul, a bit of self-contempt, and most of all, his well-known but still underappreciated misanthropy.
Column by Gabino Iglesias November 8, 2016
Some obsessions are great, but a few of them can hinder your ability to develop a successful writing career.
Column by Leah Dearborn November 1, 2016
I honestly don't have the time or desire to pump out 50,000 words for fun or practice, especially since it would draw energy away from the commercial writing that I rely on.
Column by Michael David Wilson July 29, 2016
Exploring the strange day jobs of five writers and how their jobs impact their writing.
Column by Peter Derk June 13, 2016
10 hard-won lessons learned during a one-week, grown-up writing job.
Column by Richard Thomas September 4, 2013
How do you know if your writing career is going well? Here are 10 ways to check your progress.