Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!

50 Anthologies I Wish I Could Submit To

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 19, 2017 (4) comments
I love anthologies. Here are some I keep hoping will one day become a reality.

Seeing the Page Like A Quarterback Sees the Field

Column by Christoph Paul May 19, 2017 (2) comments
Using football metaphors, I compare how being a successful QB is similar to being a good writer.

5 Writing Lessons You Can Learn From Pop Punk

Column by Peter Derk May 15, 2017 (1) comments
This ain't a scene. It's a goddamn writing clinic.

Alright Kids, We’re Gonna Talk About Race: 5 Books that Get it Right

Column by Keith Rawson
Yep, it's time to have a chat about those pesky race issues and the books that deal with them.

The Top 10 Craft Books on Storytelling

Column by Christoph Paul May 11, 2017 (3) comments
The top ten craft books of a craft book fanatic.

Never Write for Exposure...or Should You?

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Everyone has already told you never to write for free, but there are times where that rule can, and should, be broken.

Ranking the Gothic Lesbian Victoriana: Quick Reviews of All 6 Sarah Waters Novels

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Sarah Waters is known for her historical, LGBQT+, gothic romance and horror novels, but which is more of which, and where should you start? A quick review of all 6 will help you narrow it down.

10 Things Selling Books at Festivals and Cons Has Taught Me About Writing

Column by Christoph Paul May 5, 2017 (3) comments
I give ten examples of how tabling at book festivals has helped my writing improve.

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.

5 Ways A Short Writing Retreat Can Provide Big Results

Column by Christine J. Schmidt
Taking a little break will pay off big time.

10 Horror Movies I Wish Were Novels

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 1, 2017 (6) comments
Most of your favorite horror movies are novel adaptations. Here are the movies I wish I could read.

Six Stephen King Villains Who Were Ridiculously Easy to Defeat

Column by Fred Venturini May 1, 2017 (3) comments
Stephen King has haunted our dreams with dozens of memorable villains, but these six were ridiculously and sometimes hilariously easy to defeat.

5 Bands/Musicians Who Might Actually Write Crime Fiction

Column by Max Booth III April 27, 2017 (3) comments
Of course Nickelback made the list.

The Five Be's to Being a Better Beta Buddy

Column by Leah Rhyne
Want to give a friend a beta read? Want to actually be GOOD at it? Read on for some tips!

50 Signs You’re In Love With A Writer

Column by Annie Neugebauer April 24, 2017 (1) comments
You might be in love with a writer if...

10 New Female Authors That Should Be On Your Radar

Column by Gabino Iglesias April 21, 2017 (1) comments
With so much going on in publishing, it's easy to lose track of what's new. Here are some outstanding female authors that should be on your radar.

17 Recommended Podcasts To Help You Improve As A Writer and Human Being

Column by Michael David Wilson
A selection of podcasts that will not only help you grow as a writer but as a human being.

13 Ways to Support an Author Without Ever Spending a Dime

Column by Steph Post April 18, 2017 (4) comments
A list of ways for readers to support their favorite authors without spending money on books.

100 Bits Of Advice Gleaned From Writing 100 LitReactor Columns

Column by Peter Derk April 17, 2017 (1) comments
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 (1) comments
A look at how your kid's obsession with one book may drive you over the edge, and how to avoid that.

Five Storytelling Tips I Learned from Watching 'The Bachelor'

Column by Christoph Paul April 11, 2017 (2) comments
Five examples of how reality TV Shows 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' showed me how to write better stories.

10 Mistakes I Made as a Debut Novelist

Column by Susan DeFreitas April 10, 2017 (5) comments
When I signed the contract on my first novel, I thought I knew what to look for--and what to expect. As it turned out, I was wrong.

Every Stephen King Short Story Summarized in 140 Characters or Less (Part 2)

Column by Max Booth III
Boners, cat-swallowing, and punching kids in the face.

Email Newsletters: A Writer's Best Friend

Column by Christopher Shultz
If you delete your email subscriptions on sight, maybe don't do 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?