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

13 Tourist Destinations for Horror Lovers

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 6, 2017
A list of 13 destinations for fans of the macabre, strange, and creepy. These locations are real – and really disturbing.

The Top 10 LitReactor Columns of All Time

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 4, 2017
LitReactor is officially 6 years old! We celebrate with a collection of our greatest hits.

The Top 10 Rare and Pricey Stephen King Books

Column by Gabino Iglesias October 3, 2017
King is a popular, prolific author whose books can be found in almost any store that sells printed words, but some editions are special. Here are the rarest and priciest of them all.

The 10 Best Scenes From The First 10 Anita Blake Books

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Ten stand-out scenes from the first ten books in Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series. Vampires, zombies, and werewolves -- oh my!

10 Stephen King Sequels I Want to Read

Column by Max Booth III
John Wick but with a cat instead of Keanu Reeves.

The Worst Required Reading

Column by Peter Derk September 19, 2017
It's back to school time, which means it's required reading time. Bring the pain.

The Little Genre That Could: Why Now is the Time to Read Bizarro

Column by Gabino Iglesias September 18, 2017
Bizarro fiction continues to grow, and now's the time to start enjoying it.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Struggling Writers

Column by Christoph Paul September 4, 2017
Sorry to cast stones, fellow writers, but this needs to be said.

13 Tips on Plowing Through 'IT' (or any long book) In A Few Days

Column by Peter Derk August 31, 2017
You've only got a few days to read 'IT' before the movie hits. You can do it. Take it from me, with a little help, you'll make it.

10 Easy Edits to Improve Your Manuscript Right Now

Column by Repo Kempt August 28, 2017
A list of ten simple edits that can immediately improve whatever writing you're working on.

When Books and Music Meet: 18 Literary Creations That Rock

Column by Annie Neugebauer August 25, 2017
Music & books: every once in a while, an artist comes along who manages to build a bridge between the two, and when that happens the results can be pretty awesome.

Storyville: Eight New, Mashed Up Sub-Genres

Column by Richard Thomas
Some new hybrid narratives to breathe life into your writing.

A Bestiary of Authors' Brains

Column by Gabino Iglesias
These are the creatures residing in the brains of authors. Enter at your own risk.

15 Famous Authors I Wouldn't Want to Have a Beer With

Column by Gabino Iglesias August 1, 2017
I love authors. I love beer. I love having beers with authors. However, those rules don't apply to all authors. Here are fifteen I wouldn't want to share a beer with.

Celebrating Success: How 5 Authors Celebrated Their First Story Sale

Column by Michael David Wilson July 31, 2017
An exploration of how five authors celebrated that sweetest of sales.

11 Ways Marvel Comics Can Change To Attract Consumers

Column by Peter Derk
Eleven ideas to help Marvel end their sales slump. Four of them are actually legitimate!

Reflecting Early: 7 Memoirs by Young Authors

Column by Leah Dearborn
There's a longtime debate about memoir. Can it only be produced after years of carefully accrued wisdom and self-reflection?

All in a Day: YA That Takes Place in 24 Hours

Column by Riki Cleveland
These six YA novels pack an enormous amount of action and drama, and a year’s worth of emotion into a mere day, and we dare you to put them down before binge reading in the same amount of time.

6 Reasons Aspiring Writers Should Act More Like Musicians

Column by Christoph Paul July 20, 2017
Musicians can't be posers——they actually have to practice their instrument.

Find A Buddy: 6 Reasons You Should Co-Write Your Stuff

Column by J. David Osborne
After spending three years relatively isolated in Oregon, I rediscovered the value of collaboration and co-writing.

The Writing Guide to End All Writing Guides

Column by Gabino Iglesias July 14, 2017
Here's everything you need to know to have a successful writing career.

It's Just Books: 5 Reasons It's Okay to Quit Writing

Column by J. David Osborne July 13, 2017
There are ten million articles on the internet about why you shouldn't quit writing. This is one about why it's okay if you do.

Magic for Beginners: 5 Tips for Fantasy Writers

Column by Susan DeFreitas July 10, 2017
Love fantasy? Creating your first magic system? Observe these precepts, young adepts, or find yourself in a world of trouble.

10 Things Only Hardcore Bookworms Do

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 30, 2017
Readers come in all shapes and sizes, and hardcore bookworms are a wonderfully idiosyncratic group within that population.

10 Books Donald Trump Should Read

Column by Christoph Paul
I speak personally to President Trump and suggest 10 books that would make him a better human being.