Updated With Winners: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: September Edition (...and another chance to win Chuck Palahniuk's new book!)

Column by Taylor Houston September 30, 2013 (148) comments
Get another chance to win one of three copies we are giving away of Chuck Palahniuk's next book Doomed by writing a metaphor for Purgatory in 25 words or less.

6 Ways You're Molesting Your Metaphors

Column by Robbie Blair December 17, 2012 (13) comments
Including mixed metaphors, cliche metaphors, ambiguous implications, too close to literal, referencing outside the common experience, and over-extending your metaphors.

Transition As Metaphor

Column by Chris Rosales August 8, 2012 (3) comments
Incorporate these principles to not only transition smoothly from scene to scene, but to add a new layer of metaphor for the manipulation of meaning and theme.

Figurative Language, and Stuff Like That

Column by Chris Rosales May 3, 2012 (2) comments
Add depth to your writing with a Figurative Language Well.

Writing Powerful Descriptions

Column by Jon Gingerich March 22, 2012 (10) comments
Why the best descriptions are the ones that are easily understood, yet leave a lasting impression on readers’ minds.