Column by Repo Kempt August 11, 2017
Writing a crime scene where a murder is made to look like a suicide? Here's a guide to doing your research and getting the forensic details right.
Column by Karis Rogerson
Helene Stapinski discusses the research process behind her latest memoir, 'Murder in Matera', and gives some advice to aspiring writers.
Column by Stephanie Bonjack June 15, 2017
Libraries are a great resource when you're looking for a job.
Column by Repo Kempt
Editors are tired of their slush piles being haunted by vampires, werewolves and zombies. Here's five more horrifying new monsters dying to claw their way into your next submission.
Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to writing realistic depictions of arson and fire investigation in crime fiction.
News by Peter Derk December 2, 2014
Got a rough holiday party coming up? No worries. LitReactor's here for you with a game that'll help get you through, and you might even collect some good material.
Column by Emma McMorran Clark May 13, 2014
Great characters aren't just words: they're living, breathing people, as real as you or me. But where do they come from? How does one birth a character with depth and soul?
Column by Nathan Scalia April 18, 2014
Everything you need to know about attraction, love, and SCIENCE!
Column by Daniel Hope February 27, 2014
The old adage that you should write what you know is misleading. In fact, you should write anything you want as long as you do your research.
Column by Nathan Scalia February 21, 2014
Everything you need to know about firearms, the physics of bullets, and SCIENCE!
Column by Nathan Scalia July 25, 2013
You might consider yourself intelligent, perhaps even enlightened, but nobody can know everything. How can you write characters that know more than you do?
News by Christopher Shultz April 24, 2013
Chad Leslie Peters wants to write what he knows, and he needs a little help to do it...
News by Christopher Shultz April 1, 2013
We know the literary legends surrounding The Bard. Now researchers at a Wales University offer a glimpse of the man behind the myth.
News by Dean Fetzer February 26, 2013
Aaron Swartz’s death last month highlighted the issue of academic research being locked away from public view — now the White House has taken the first steps to change things.
Column by Bree Ogden
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent I’ll explore and dissect three of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder
Column by Stephanie Bonjack September 4, 2012
Archives are the home of literary treasures waiting to be discovered. Try out a new type of research with this archival primer.
News by Kimberly Turner August 31, 2012
New research shows that using backlit eReaders such as the Nook, Kindle Fire, and iPad before bed can suppress melatonin and lead to sleepless nights.
Column by Stephanie Bonjack July 26, 2012
Great online resources can be hard to find! Make use of library research guides to simplify your work.
Column by Richard Thomas July 20, 2012
In this column, we talk about some of the ways you can promote your writing, for little or no money.
Column by Stephanie Bonjack June 7, 2012
Not everything is ephemeral. Track books, articles, videos and more with software designed to do just that.
News by Kimberly Turner June 1, 2012
A study from Dartmouth mathematicians claims classic literature has less influence than ever before, but is it true?
Column by Stephanie Bonjack May 15, 2012
Go beyond the Google search box with this introduction to library resources.
Column by Richard Thomas April 17, 2012
Here are some tips on how to reveal character through showing, not telling.
Column by Ed Sikov
A guide to the responsibilities of biographical writing and how to get around them.
Column by Rob Hart February 16, 2012
The internet is a great resource--but it's not the best one. To really understand how the world works, you have to get out there and experience it for yourself. That's what produces good writing.