The Mini-Guide To Writing Sex For Your Genre

Column by Holly Kothe October 19, 2016
There are approximately a zillion questions to consider when it comes to the craft of sex in fiction. One of the most important being: Does your intended audience expect, crave, or even allow sex?
New Craft Essay From Chuck Palahniuk - 'Consider This: Undecidability'

New Craft Essay From Chuck Palahniuk — 'Consider This: Undecidability'

News by Dennis Widmyer
In this second of a series of new craft essays, Chuck Palahniuk talks about the unresolved, and how undecidability is always more scary than simply being told the answer.
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New Craft Essay From Chuck Palahniuk - 'Consider This: Coping'

News by Dennis Widmyer February 12, 2014
In this first of a series of new craft essays, Chuck Palahniuk displays a method for helping your characters cope against dramatic situations. He also delves into the language of singing, mantras and

Big ‘A’ Little ‘a’: Writing Between the Concrete and Abstract

Column by Jon Gingerich October 10, 2012
One the most widely misunderstood — yet crucial — skills a writer must learn is the ability to put specific actions on the page that transcend into larger, universal concepts.

Figurative Language, and Stuff Like That

Column by Chris Rosales May 3, 2012
Add depth to your writing with a Figurative Language Well.

The Long & Winding Road: Part II - Revision Hell!

Column by Kelly Thompson April 12, 2012
Part 2 in a series chronicling my experiences with my novel, including finding an agent and submitting to publishers. Part 2 details revision hell, finding a writing group, and a renewed agent search.

The Long & Winding Road: Part 1- Writing The Novel

Column by Kelly Thompson March 8, 2012
The 1st in a series chronicling my experiences with my novel, including finding an agent and submitting to publishers. Part 1 details writing my novel and my first partial request from "ideal agent"

Autobiographical Fiction: Using Your Real Life To Craft Great Fiction

Column by Taylor Houston February 29, 2012
When crafting fiction from your real life, tread lightly and follow these tips.
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Stocking Stuffers: 13 Writing Tips by Chuck Palahniuk

News by Dennis Widmyer
'Stocking Stuffers: 13 Writing Tips from Chuck Palahniuk' is just one of 36 total essays from Chuck available on LitReactor.
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Essay By Jack Ketchum: 'Splat Goes the Hero: Visceral Horror'

News by Dennis Widmyer
In this essay by legendary writer Jack Ketchum, he explores the impact of writing visceral horror and the effect it has on both him and his readers.
Stocking Stuffers: 13 Writing Tips by Chuck Palahniuk & Cyber Monday Coupon!

Stocking Stuffers: 13 Writing Tips by Chuck Palahniuk & Cyber Monday Coupon!

News by Dennis Widmyer
For Cyber Monday, we're giving you two treats. An exclusive essay by Chuck Palahniuk packed with 13 tips on writing, and a Cyber Monday coupon code that knocks $10 off our 6 month membership.
New Essay by Craig Clevenger - 'Going the Distance'

New Essay by Craig Clevenger - 'Going the Distance'

News by Craig Clevenger October 28, 2011
Author Craig Clevenger ('The Contortionist's Handbook', 'Dermaphoria') returns with a new essay (his second) for LitReactor, in anticipation of his upcoming November class with us.
New Essay by Craig Clevenger - 'Cave Men, Sharks, and the Doors of Perception'

New Essay by Craig Clevenger - 'Cave Men, Sharks, and the Doors of Perception'

News by Dennis Widmyer
For the first time in over a year, cult author and badass craft maestro Craig Clevenger ('The Contortionist's Handbook') unveils a new essay, in anticipation of his upcoming November class with us.