How To Break Up With Your First Draft

Column by Christine J. Schmidt April 14, 2014
You're staying with your first draft for all the wrong reasons. It's time to break free and get to the story you were always meant to write!

The Rookie's Guide to The LitReactor Writer's Workshop

Column by Brandon Tietz March 4, 2014
Considering joining our workshop but still have questions? Are you intrigued by the idea but aren't sure if this process is for you? Brandon Tietz, one of our alums, is here to provide some answers.

Speak Up: On The Importance Of Reading Out Loud

Column by Ben Umstead December 16, 2013
Reading out loud will make you a better writer. But as we know with writing, practice is key. So where to start? Ben Umstead shares his take on how one can read out loud and sound good doing it.

A Thankful Writer's Top 10 List

Column by Leah Rhyne November 26, 2013
We writers have a lot to be thankful's my half-universal, half-personal top 10 list!

5 Reasons A Good Writing Group Can Save You

Column by Kelly Thompson November 7, 2013
What can a good writing group do for you? Almost everything.

Thickening Skin: 6 Tips for Taking Criticism

Column by Robbie Blair September 4, 2013
Tips for how to take criticism—including both constructive feedback and more volatile attacks on your work.

The 7 Cardinal Virtues of Successful Writers

Column by Robbie Blair June 19, 2013
This essay looks at seven cardinal virtues for writers, exploring the key strengths that help writers grow and succeed.

8 Signs It's Time to Scrap Your Writing Project

Column by Robbie Blair November 21, 2012
8 warning signs that you may want to throw your latest manuscript under the lawnmower.

Storyville: The Horror of Editing and Revision

Column by Richard Thomas August 29, 2012
It's been said that the difference between a good writer and a great writer is editing. So let's hop to it.
Science Reveals Unseen Passages And Early Versions Of Classics

Science Reveals Unseen Passages And Early Versions Of Classics

News by Kimberly Turner August 8, 2012
A new technology lets us see past the scribbles and cross-outs to determine how prose is shaped and reshaped. Charles Dickens is the first to have his revisions revealed, but he won't be the last.