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

This is Not a Checklist: How to Write a Story

Column by Stephen Graham Jones February 7, 2013
Some things to have taken into consideration while writing your story. Not rules, just after-the-fact guidelines.

10 Reasons Why Dredd Is The Best Comic Book Movie Of 2012 You Didn't See

Column by Kelly Thompson February 7, 2013
In a year with box office busting comic book films like "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises," it was tough to be the little guy, but "Dredd" has real staying power and here's why...

Watch Out For That First Step – It’s A Doozy: The Top 10 Time Loop Stories

Column by Meredith Borders February 1, 2013
Celebrate this Groundhog Day the way Punxsutawney Phil intended: with a list of the best time loop books!

5 Childhood Books Still on my Shelf

Column by Cath Murphy January 24, 2013
Some books do more than entertain you, they shape you. Here are the books I will never give away because they helped to make me what I am.

9 Modern Tools Every Writer Should Use

Column by Robbie Blair January 24, 2013
Learn about nine modern tools that empower your writing, mobilize your research, stir your creativity, and help you make the most of your time at the keyboard.

7 Strategies to Outsmart Writer's Block

Column by Robbie Blair January 16, 2013
A brief look at the neuroscience and psychology of writer's block, along with seven strategies for how you can outsmart this adversary of writers around the world.

Five Characters From 'Arrow' That Would Make Better TV Than 'Arrow'

Column by BH Shepherd January 15, 2013
Although there are many DC characters that would make a better show than "Arrow", here are five taken from the series' own cast.

10 New Comics To Try In 2013

Column by Kelly Thompson January 11, 2013
10 new comics to keep an eye out for in 2013!

The Joys and Perils of Self-Fictionalization as Portrayed in Four Films - or - Why We Write

Column by Taylor Houston January 10, 2013
Four movies that blur the line between artists and their art.

Five Plot Devices That Hurt Your Writing

Column by Jon Gingerich January 9, 2013
A list of common storytelling devices writers employ that usually cause far more harm than good.

Notes from the Drunken Editor: You Are the Joke Here

Column by Phil Jourdan January 9, 2013
How to avoid being a pain in everyone's backside in the publishing industry, now with 200% more jokes!

Are You Gonna Write for Money or Art?

Column by Cath Murphy January 7, 2013
Fifty Shades author E L James is PW's publishing person of the year. Hilary Mantel wins the Booker for the second time. They made their choices between commercial and literary fiction. What about you?

We Survived The Apocalypse And 10 Other Reasons 2013 Is Going To Rule

Column by Meredith Borders January 4, 2013
Meredith lists the ten books she's most anticipating in 2013. What are yours?

Storyville: Where to Send Your Stories

Column by Richard Thomas January 3, 2013
No idea where to send your writing? Consult this list of the most common genre markets, as well as Richard's BIG LIST, five years in the making.

10 Songs About Writing

Column by Ed Sikov January 3, 2013
10 Songs about Writing, from the Beatles and the Monotones to Johnny Flynn and Elvis Costello.

10 Grammar & Usage-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Column by Taylor Houston December 31, 2012
So you swore off sugar in the new year, but did you resolve to stop using 'they' to refer to a single subject? You should. Here are 10 grammar and usage resolutions for 2013.

Best Books of 2012: Friends of LitReactor Edition with Irvine Welsh, Jack Ketchum, Douglas Coupland, and Stephen Graham Jones

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 31, 2012
Irvine Welsh, Jack Ketchum, Douglas Coupland, and Stephen Graham Jones share some of their favorite reads of 2012.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2012 - Genre Edition

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 27, 2012
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2012-- genre style!

Scandalous: 8 Reasons Intelligent Writers Must Read Twilight

Column by Robbie Blair December 27, 2012
Ready your pitchforks! This unironic defense of 'Twilight' examines the strengths and weaknesses of the series while encouraging writers to learn from the story's success.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2012

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 26, 2012
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2012.

13 Resolutions To Make You A Better, More Productive Writer In 2013

Column by Kimberly Turner December 26, 2012
Year-long resolutions are for suckers. It takes less than a month to set yourself on the right track. Here's how to make January 2013 your best writing month ever.

10 Stories We Never Need to See in Workshops Again

Column by Jon Gingerich December 20, 2012
A list of the some of the most predictable, clichéd storylines that somehow continue to appear in fiction workshops again, and again, and again.

Top Ten: The Year's Best Fantasy - 2012

Column by Rajan Khanna December 20, 2012
A look at the top ten fantasies of 2012.

Library Love: Five Copyright Essentials For The Writer’s Toolkit

Column by Stephanie Bonjack December 19, 2012
There has never been a better time to learn about the ownership and protection of your work.

Ghostly Doppelgangers, Bell-Ringing Goblins, and More Cranky Old Rich Jerks: Get in the Holiday Spirit With Some Lesser Known Dickens

Column by Taylor Houston
Can't get enough Dickens at Christmas time? Check out his lesser-known holiday-themed works.