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

5 Most Anticipated Book Adaptations of 2015

Column by Max Booth III January 16, 2015
"Why read the book when you can just watch the movie?" -- This, and other questions that can get you slapped in public.

14 Highly Anticipated YA Novels for the First Half of 2015

Column by Riki Cleveland January 15, 2015
Lots of "must adds" for your Young Adult to-be-read list.

Breaking the Rules: How the Serial Podcast Achieved its Insane Popularity

Column by Cath Murphy January 14, 2015
In November last year, the 'Serial' podcast hit 5m downloads. But what explains its insane popularity? Is it because of the rules that it follows, or because of the rules that it breaks?

Hitting Your Stride: 7 Tips for Higher Word Counts in 2015

Column by Susan DeFreitas
Writing output in 2014 less than prodigious? Here are some hot tips from famous writers, productivity gurus, neuroscience, and yours truly for higher word counts in 2015.

Five Books to Read in the Dead of Winter

Column by Emma McMorran Clark January 9, 2015
Winter isn't done with you yet. Here are five books to help you cope.

Storyville: Ten Places to Send Your Fiction in 2015

Column by Richard Thomas January 8, 2015
Ten ideas for where to send your fiction in 2015.

Saved By The Supporting Characters

Column by Christine J. Schmidt January 7, 2015
Can a novel be great even if the protagonist isn't?

Crappy New Year: 5 Failed Writing Resolutions

Column by Peter Derk December 30, 2014
Lots of writers resolve to write when the ball drops. What happens to those resolutions over the next 365 days?

Storyville: The Top Ten Things I Read in 2014

Column by Richard Thomas December 29, 2014
Some of my favorite reads of 2014.

Seven Important Marketing Lessons We Can Learn From the Bestselling Books of 2014

Column by Cath Murphy December 23, 2014
Why pay big bucks to marketing consultancies when unlocking the secrets of the bestseller is a simple matter of looking at Amazon lists and making a few snap judgments?

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.