Class, Interview, Joseph Nassise, Q&A

5 Questions with LitReactor instructor Joseph Nassise; eBook Coding Class Starts Monday

Interview by Rob Hart
Learn the ins and outs of self-publishing with Joseph Nassise, author of more than a dozen novels and a self-publishing expert. Class is in session on Monday.
Resurfacing: An Interview with Lidia Yuknavitch

Resurfacing: An Interview with Lidia Yuknavitch on Writing, Teaching, and Bringing Dark Secrets to Light

July 25, 2012
Lidia Yuknavitch, author of 'The Chronology of Water' and 'Dora: A Headcase', talks about the progression from memoir to fiction and exploring the boundaries of self in a technological age.
Interview with Bree Ogden

Twitterview with Bree Ogden, Instructor Of Our Upcoming Class 'Intro To Graphic Novel Writing'

Interview by Rob Hart June 5, 2012
Bree Ogden is back with her hit class, Intro to Graphic Novel Writing. To give you a preview of how the class will work, she fielded some questions from her followers on Twitter to answer here.
Q&A, Class, Interview, Paul Tremblay, Sarah Langan, John Langan, F. Brett Cox

Paul Tremblay, Sarah Langan and John Langan Talk About The Horror Genre, And Their New Class Kicking Off Monday

Interview by Rob Hart
Meet some of the instructors from our first multi-teacher class, geared toward creating tension, building dread, and writing a better horror story.
5 Questions with LitReactor's Christopher Bram

5 Questions with LitReactor's Christopher Bram; 'Beginning the Novel' Starts Next Monday

Interview by Rob Hart
Christopher Bram's class, 'Beginning the Novel,' kicks off on Monday, May 28. We posed five questions to the instructor, to give you a sense of his style, and the class.
Class, Interview, Q&A, Scott Myers

5 Questions with LitReactor's Scott Myers; 'A Screenwriter's Approach To Story Prep' Starts Monday

Interview by Rob Hart
Master screenwriter Scott Myers answers from questions for us on good movie scripts and the common mistakes that new screenwriters make. His LitReactor class starts this Monday.
Class, Horror, Interview, Jack Ketchum, Q&A

5 Questions with LitReactor's Master of Horror, Jack Ketchum; 'Talking Scars' Starts May 7

Interview by Rob Hart
Jack Ketchum joins LitReactor for 'Talking Scars,' a four-week class that will reveal the dynamics for how to craft compelling horror and suspense stories. You'll want to write with the lights on.
 Jon Gingerich 'Fundamentals of Short Fiction'

5 Questions with LitReactor's Master of Craft, Jon Gingerich; 'Fundamentals of Short Fiction' Starts Monday

Interview by Rob Hart
Jon Gingerich's class, 'Fundamentals of Short Fiction', starts Monday, and here's a preview of what he's going to be talking about...
Holiday Reinhorn

5 Questions With Returning LitReactor Instructor, Holiday Reinhorn; 'Embracing The Practice' Starts Monday

Interview by Rob Hart April 13, 2012
Holiday Reinhorn returns to LitReactor to teach her hit class, Embracing the Practice. We posed some questions to her, so you can get a sense of her style, and the class.
Vanessa Veselka Interview

5 Questions With LitReactor's Latest Instructor, Vanessa Veselka; 'Leading With Voice' Starts Monday

Interview by Rob Hart April 4, 2012
Vanessa Veselka's class, LEADING WITH VOICE, is in session on Monday. We've posed five questions to her, about the immediacy of the first-person narrative, and her debut novel 'Zazen.'

Ask The Lit Coach: "What Is The Ideal Length For A Nonfiction Book Proposal?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
This week on Ask The Lit Coach - What's the ideal length of a nonfiction book proposal? And should you mention your previously self-published skeletons in your query to agents?
Kris Saknussemm

Choosing The Best Senses With Kris Saknussemm

Interview by Rob Hart March 30, 2012
In a few days, LitReactor will be unveiling a new class: FULLY REALIZED WORLDS with Kris Saknussemm. To introduce you all to Kris and his teachings, we've fired a few questions his way.

Ask The Lit Coach: "How Does The New Trend In Self-Publishing Affect Literary Agents?" and More

Column by Erin Reel March 19, 2012
Issue 12 of Ask The Lit Coach is all about literary agents. This week we discuss whether or not US agents consider clients living outside the U.S. and what will be the fate of agents post ePublishing
Christa Faust

Dames Don't Get Tougher Than LitReactor's Latest Instructor, Christa Faust

Interview by Rob Hart March 9, 2012
We're excited to have Christa Faust teaching for us. Here's why you shouldn't miss her class--especially if you love the hardboiled genre, and want to write strong women.

Ask The Lit Coach: "Will A Publisher Take A Master Thesis Seriously?"

Column by Erin Reel March 5, 2012
How do agents and publishers feel about your Masters thesis? That is the subject of this week's Ask The Lit Coach.
Ed Sikov

Ed Sikov On All You Need To Know About Writing Nonfiction That Sells

February 24, 2012
Mark Vanderpool chats with biographer, film critic, professor, and memoirist, Ed Sikov about his upcoming 5 week intensive for LitReactor: 'Charming with the Truth.'

Ask The Lit Coach: "Should I Submit Queries To Publishers If My First Novel Isn't Finished?" and More

Column by Erin Reel February 21, 2012
The path to publication and creative focus are the topics this week on Ask The Lit Coach.
A of Couple Questions with Joshua Mohr

A Couple of Questions with Joshua Mohr

February 9, 2012
To get to know the man behind the desk a little better, Mark Vanderpool, our Director of Education here at LitReactor, fired off a few questions to Joshua.

Ask The Lit Coach: "Is It Possible To Sell A Novel On Three Sample Chapters?"

Column by Erin Reel February 6, 2012
Is it possible to sell a novel on three sample chapters? Is it possible to earn an advance to pay for a year of living expenses? Find out in Issue 9 of Ask The Lit Coach.

Ask The Lit Coach: 'Is It Okay To Submit To Multiple Agents At The Same Agency?' and More

Column by Erin Reel January 23, 2012
Query and submission etiquette and nom de plumes are the hot topics in this week's Ask The Lit Coach.

Craig Clevenger Asks Crime Fiction Instructor, David Corbett, Three Questions!

Column by Craig Clevenger January 13, 2012
In anticipation of our upcoming 8-wk master class with award winning writer, David Corbett, friend and fellow author Craig Clevenger shoots him three questions on the subject of crime fiction.

Ask The Lit Coach: 'Can You Publish Your First Novel If You're Broke?' and More

Column by Erin Reel January 3, 2012
The Lit Coach prioritizes book publicity, author platform, and stresses the importance of the quality of work in Issue 7 of Ask The Lit Coach.

Ask The Lit Coach: 'Should Writers Censor Their Work Because They Fear Agent Or Editor Rejection?'

Column by Erin Reel December 19, 2011
Should writers censor their work because they fear agent or editor rejection? The Lit Coach and friends weigh in for the 6th Issue of Ask The Lit Coach.

Ask The Lit Coach: "How Do You Find The Time To Write What You Love If You're So Busy?" and More

Column by Erin Reel December 5, 2011
One writer's time and another writer's decision to approach the publishing world with either a short story collection or a novel are the focus of this week's Ask The Lit Coach.

Ask The Lit Coach: "Should A New-To-Publishing Writer Seek The Safer Submission Route, Or Routes That Pay More?" and More

Column by Erin Reel November 21, 2011
In issue 4 of 'Ask The Lit Coach,' Erin saves one fresh MFA student from branding herself too soon and gives another writer direction on how to approach the publishing world with an anthology.