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I’m Dreaming of a Red Christmas: 7 Horror Books to Read Over the Holidays

Column by Max Booth III December 23, 2014
Grab some chocolate milk, decapitate the Elf on the Shelf once and for all, and settle in for your required dose of holiday horror.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2014 (part 3)

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 22, 2014
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2014.

8 Ways to Make Your Characters More Relatable

Column by Robbie Blair December 22, 2014
Relatability in your characters will help your work strike a chord with readers. This article explores ways that you can make your heroes, villains, and other characters more relatable.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2014 (part 2)

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 18, 2014
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2014.

A Very YA Christmas: 5 Young Adult Novels with Holiday Themes

Column by Riki Cleveland December 17, 2014
Get in the holiday spirit with these five YA novels featuring holiday themes.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2014

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 15, 2014
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2014.

Twelve Twisted Tales For Christmas

Column by Christopher Shultz December 15, 2014
Ghosts, paranoid a-holes, junkies, jewel thiefs, killer Santas, and secret societies: these and more spell out Christmas for the weirdoes!

Great Geek Gift Ideas For The Holidays

Column by Kelly Thompson December 12, 2014
Fun ideas for all the geeks you love, or just some things you should get for yourself!

10 Great Children's Books (The Insipid 'Goodnight, Moon' Isn't Among Them)

Column by Ed Sikov December 11, 2014
A collection of great children's literature chosen by a sentimental cynic.

You're—I mean YOUR—Complete Grammarian Gift Guide

Column by Taylor Houston
10 Gifts for the Oxford-Comma-Obsessed Word Nerd in your life.

This Holiday Season, Give the Greatest Gift of All: Books!

Column by Rob Hart December 5, 2014
Rob offers a list of books he's constantly giving as gifts, with input from other LitReactor staffers. Because there's no better gift than a book.

A Writer's Gratitude List: 12 Things to be Thankful For

Column by Robbie Blair November 26, 2014
A largely humorous list of things to be grateful for as a writer.

5 Books that Say "Fuck You," not "Thank You"

Column by Ed Sikov
Thanksgiving? I call bullshit. It's a celebration of gluttony masquerading as gratitude. So here's an antidote: five books about ingratitude to take your mind off that awful sweet potato casserole.

Scandal! 6 Writers with Page-Turning Lives

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard November 14, 2014
Which (female) writer ran a brothel? Which playwright tried to stage a military coup and took losing VERY badly? And, decades before Facebook, why did everybody unfriend Truman Capote?

A Brief History of Space Opera

Column by Daniel Hope November 11, 2014
A look at the origins and history of space opera, which is a subgenre of science fiction.

7 Things To Expect When You Date A Reader

Column by Christine J. Schmidt November 7, 2014
Readers are wonderful people, but there's a few things you should know before you date one.

The NaNoWriMo Survival Kit

Column by Robbie Blair November 4, 2014
I teach you how to cope with the long-haul goals of NaNoWriMo. From psychological tricks to help motivate yourself to what you can eat, drink, and wear—I cover it all.

Ten More Well-Written Horror Films

Column by Christopher Shultz October 31, 2014
One year later...IT RETURNS!!!!

Happy Halloween: 5 Creepy Regional Stories

Column by John Jarzemsky October 30, 2014
A grab-bag of spine-tingling tales to make you go "WTF!"

Monster Mash: 6 Underrated Creatures For Hire

Column by Leah Dearborn October 29, 2014
Tired of vapid vampires? Bored of less than zoetic zombies? There are plenty of mythic creatures that are just crying out for someone to pick up a pen and write about.

Dressing the Part: A Look at Literary Halloween Costumes for the Family

Column by Leah Rhyne October 28, 2014
I thought I was going to be Luna Lovegood for Halloween...my daughter decided otherwise...so now I'm judging ALL literary Halloween costumes. Look out, costumes! I'm coming!

8 Ways to Outline a Novel

Column by Robbie Blair October 28, 2014
I go into several methods for outlining longer pieces, including free-write summary, skeletal summaries, "snowflake" summaries, visual outlines, and more.

How to Assemble an Ensemble: Team-Building for Writers

Column by BH Shepherd
A recipe for a good ensemble stock to use in your next literary concoction.

The 5 Scariest Grammar Issues: Your Guide to Fearless Writing

Column by Susan DeFreitas October 24, 2014
No matter how accomplished you are as a writer, chances are, there's at least one grammar issue that scares the living bejeezus out of you. Now is the time to slay it once and for all.

5 Creepy Comics To Suit Every Predilection

Column by Kelly Thompson
Five creepy comics—ranging from dark fairy tales to true crime—to suit all your Halloween needs.