Interview by Rob Hart July 5, 2013
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 on Writing, Teaching, and Bringing Dark Secrets to LightJuly 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 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.
Paul Tremblay, Sarah Langan and John Langan Talk About The Horror Genre, And Their New Class Kicking Off MondayInterview by Rob Hart June 1, 2012
Meet some of the instructors from our first multi-teacher class, geared toward creating tension, building dread, and writing a better horror story.
Interview by Rob Hart May 21, 2012
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.
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.
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.
5 Questions with LitReactor's Master of Craft, Jon Gingerich; 'Fundamentals of Short Fiction' Starts MondayInterview 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...
5 Questions With Returning LitReactor Instructor, Holiday Reinhorn; 'Embracing The Practice' Starts MondayInterview 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.
5 Questions With LitReactor's Latest Instructor, Vanessa Veselka; 'Leading With Voice' Starts MondayInterview 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.'
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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 MoreColumn by Erin Reel February 21, 2012
The path to publication and creative focus are the topics this week on Ask The Lit Coach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 MoreColumn 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.