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.

How Do You Know When Your Writing Career Is Over?

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?

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.

What I Hate About Being A Writer

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.

Ten Obsessions that Murder Writing Careers

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.

What I'm Doing Instead of NaNoWriMo

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.

The Strange Day Jobs of Five Fiction Writers

Column by Michael David Wilson July 29, 2016
Exploring the strange day jobs of five writers and how their jobs impact their writing.

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.

Storyville: 10 Ways to Evaluate Your Writing Career

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.

Career Writing in Three Steps

Column by Brandon Tietz April 5, 2012
How do you go from having nothing but a keyboard and passion for the written word to cashing royalty checks? Here's a three-step breakdown.