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.

10 Things Only Hardcore Bookworms Do

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 30, 2017
Readers come in all shapes and sizes, and hardcore bookworms are a wonderfully idiosyncratic group within that population.

Tommy Wiseau, Charles Hinton, and the Non-Existance of Ironic Joy

Column by Peter Derk
Imagine a James Bond flick written and directed by Tommy Wiseau. Welcome to the world of Charles Hinton.
Fake Punk News: An Interview with Hard Times Founder/Editor Matt Saincome

Fake Punk News: An Interview with Hard Times Founder/Editor Matt Saincome

Interview by Christoph Paul June 9, 2017
Christoph Paul interviews the founder and head editor of popular punk satire site The Hard Times.

50 Anthologies I Wish I Could Submit To

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 19, 2017
I love anthologies. Here are some I keep hoping will one day become a reality.

5 Bands/Musicians Who Might Actually Write Crime Fiction

Column by Max Booth III April 27, 2017
Of course Nickelback made the list.

50 Signs You’re In Love With A Writer

Column by Annie Neugebauer April 24, 2017
You might be in love with a writer if...

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.

Be Smarter Than a Toddler: 5 Ways To Avoid Reading Books to Your Kids

Column by Bart Bishop April 12, 2017
A look at how your kid's obsession with one book may drive you over the edge, and how to avoid that.

10 Reasons Why Poetry is the Manliest of Genres

Column by Gabino Iglesias
We all know genres aren't male or female, but if they all ended up in a bar fight, would poetry be the manliest?
Bookshots: 'The Vine That Ate The South' by J.D. Wilkes

Bookshots: 'The Vine That Ate The South' by J.D. Wilkes

Review by Gabino Iglesias
The new novel from the singer of experimental rockabilly group The Legendary Shack Shakers.
Bookshots: 'All Back Full' by Robert Lopez

Bookshots: 'All Back Full' by Robert Lopez

Review by Gabino Iglesias
A review of the "novel in three acts."

7 Reasons Authors Need to be More Like Rappers

Column by Gabino Iglesias February 13, 2017
It's time authors learned a thing or two from rappers and made the literary world a bit more exciting.

A Writer's 5 Stages of Computer Failure

Column by Max Booth III February 2, 2017
Probably the worst thing to happen in 2016.

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.

5 Tips for Turning Your Day Job into a Secret Writing Office

Column by Max Booth III
When all else fails, you can always put a tie on your cat and send him to the office in your stead.

How I Turned My Shitty Night Job into a Novel

Column by Max Booth III January 2, 2017
This is the article that gets Max fired.

My Life Dumpster Diving for Books

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Reading is a drug, and some of us will do whatever it takes to get a fix.

23 Translations: What Your Editor's Queries REALLY Mean

Column by Holly Kothe October 4, 2016
“Author query” can be a confusing term. We know how frustrating and delicate writing queries for agents and publishers can be. This is a whole other circus: the query from the Other Side.

John Swartzwelder Is The Funniest Writer You're Not Reading

Column by Peter Derk June 27, 2016
Truly funny books are not easy to come by. Lucky for us, John Swartzwelder has written a dozen.

Every Anne Rice Novel Summarized in 140 Characters or Less

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky May 19, 2016
The Anne Rice oeuvre gets the Twitter treatment for the uninitiated.

11 Chumptastic Reasons That Book Clubs Are For Chumps

Column by Peter Derk April 28, 2016
Book clubs are for chumps. I'll prove it in 10 reasons or less.

10 Reasons Why Books Are Always Better Than Boys

Column by Riki Cleveland
Books or boys? How is a girl to chose? Here are ten reasons why books will never let you down.

Six Ways Pets Improve Your Writing

Column by Raine Winters April 19, 2016
WARNING: Extreme cuteness contained within.

Every Danielle Steel Novel Summarized in 140 Characters or Less

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky April 1, 2016
Three interns died while researching this article. Their efforts were not in vain.