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

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2019 - Part II

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2019. Featuring: Richard Thomas, Alex Segura, Andrea Johnson, Christoph Paul, Leah Rhyne, and Peter Derk.

10 Pieces of Advice Every Writer Should Ignore

Column by Gabino Iglesias
That thing you read online? Probably wrong. That old rule they told you was sacred? It's bullshit. Let me tell you why unlearning all of it is crucial.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2019 - Part I

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2019.

20 Embarrassing Things Every Goddamn Writer Says

Column by Max Booth III
Ugh. Writers. Make sure you have a durable vomit bag nearby before reading.

The Best Horror Novels Of The Last Decade

Column by Christopher Shultz December 6, 2019
Some truly amazing horror has come out of the last ten years. Here are just 20 noteworthy titles.

Craft A Cozy Mystery In Three Killer Steps

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
Crafting a mystery series can be fraught with peril, but tackle these three questions and you’re guaranteed to unlock what lies at the heart of the terror.

The Worst Fiverr Services for Writers

Column by Peter Derk
A roundup of some really terrible, though affordable, services.

10 Short Stories "Creepshow" Should Adapt For Season Two

Column by Max Booth III
Maybe the next season will feature more than one female writer?

5 Bestsellers That Started Out As NaNoWriMo Projects

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
So that your motivation doesn’t flag as we’re approaching mid-November, here's a reminder of five books written during NaNoWriMo that went on to become national bestsellers.

10 Movies I Wish Had Novelizations

Column by Gabino Iglesias November 7, 2019
There are movies I love so much I wish someone turned them into novels so I could spend more time in the worlds they create.

7 Great Books to Read for National Nonfiction Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To help you get into the spirit of National Non-Fiction Day, here are 7 of the best — from heartbreaking memoirs to tech industry tell-alls.

20 Scary Stories For Halloween That You Can Read Online For Free

Column by Michael David Wilson October 31, 2019
Happy Halloween! Today we're treating you with twenty scary stories to read this Halloween. FOR FREE.

Essential Slashers: The Foundations, Peaks, and Valleys of Modern Horror's Most Iconic Subgenre

Column by Fred Venturini October 31, 2019
Fred Venturini selects the essential slasher films: the foundations of the subgenre, the best slasher films of all time, and the "so bad its good" picks to round out your next horror film marathon.

Giving ARCs Instead of Candy and Other Halloween Hacks for Writers

Column by Gabino Iglesias October 30, 2019
There are many reasons why Halloween is the perfect time to be a writer. Here are some hacks to help you maximize the experience.

10 Horror Books In Desperate Need of a Reprint

Column by Peter Derk
Start the presses! Please!

10 Awful Movies We Should Turn Into Amazing Novels

Column by Gabino Iglesias
There are many movies out there that are awful but contain elements of greatness. Here are ten I would love to see turned into books at the hands of some of my favorite authors.

A Cheat Sheet to the 2019 Booker Prize Longlist Nominations

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
The thirteen candidates for this year's Booker Prize are out. Let's go through them all in our very own nomination cheat sheet.

8 Writing and Researching Tools You Might be Ignoring

Column by Gabino Iglesias
When it comes to writing and research, some really useful tools are hiding in plain sight. Here's a list of my favorites.

Books That Are Feminist AF: Back-to-School Edition

Column by Susan DeFreitas
Finished with fluffy beach reads? Get schooled this fall with books that are feminist AF but just as fun.

Ten Problems Only Booksharks Have

Column by Gabino Iglesias
The term "bookworm" doesn't cut it anymore. Here are ten things only my fellow BOOKSHARKS will understand.

7 Podcast Adaptations You Should Know About

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
With big sensations such as Amazon Prime’s "Homecoming" rocking the screen as we speak, it's time for you to meet the next biggest podcasts-turned-TV-shows-and-films.

How to Approach the Second Draft of Your Novel-in-Making

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
As C.J. Cherryh wrote, “It is perfectly okay to write garbage — as long as you edit brilliantly.” Here are five tips on how to approach the second draft of your novel-in-making.

Beat the Heat of the Dog Days of Summer with These Five Dog Novels

Column by Steph Post August 14, 2019
Five 'dog-centric' novels to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer.

8 Signs You Are Afraid of Writing

Column by Autumn Christian August 13, 2019
Recognize the signs of fear and the mistakes that may be holding you back.

Game of Thrones Was Born 23 Years Ago — Why The Books Will Forever Be Better Than the Show

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Game of Thrones was born 23 years ago. Here are four reasons the books will forever be better than the show.