Storyville: Setting Short-Term Goals for Your Writing Career

Column by Richard Thomas December 30, 2021
Some tips and advice for writers on how to set short-term goals.

How I Learned that Finishing the Book is its Own Accomplishment

Column by Karis Rogerson October 25, 2021
Karis Rogerson finished her first novel in four years and has learned to celebrate that fact.

Co-writing a Novel: Keys to a Successful Collaboration

Column by Michael David Wilson November 10, 2020
Writing can be lonely work but it doesn't have to be. Here are some key takeaways and lessons learned from a successful collaboration.

10 Pieces of Advice Every Writer Should Ignore

Column by Gabino Iglesias December 10, 2019
That thing you read online? Probably wrong. That old rule they told you was sacred? It's bullshit. Let me tell you why unlearning all of it is crucial.

Fuck Your Panel on Diversity, What We Need are Diverse Panels

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 21, 2019
We've had all the panels on diversity we need. Now it's time to take another step in the right direction.

Writing Can Become An Addiction If You Let It—And That's A Bad Thing

Column by Christopher Shultz January 23, 2019
It's true that sometimes creativity and addiction go hand in hand, so what happens if you actually get addicted to creativity itself?

Temporary Illiteracy: Life Without Books

Column by BH Shepherd May 31, 2017
What a severe head injury can teach you about reading.

17 Recommended Podcasts To Help You Improve As A Writer and Human Being

Column by Michael David Wilson April 19, 2017
A selection of podcasts that will not only help you grow as a writer but as a human being.

Story Structure: The Magic Bullet that Nearly Killed Me

Column by Matthew Quirk April 13, 2017
Matthew Quirk, author of the newly-released 'Dead Man Switch,' talks about the secret code of storytelling he learned from screenwriting.
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A Quick Chat with Delilah S. Dawson About Her New Comic Book 'Ladycastle'

Interview by Rob Hart January 25, 2017
Delilah S. Dawson has written in multiple genres, dabbled in the Star Wars universe, taught for us at LitReactor... and now she's making the move over to comic books!

Storyville: 101 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year as a Writer Yet

Column by Richard Thomas January 16, 2017
101 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year as a Writer Yet

On The Rituals Of Writers: New Books, Burnt Offerings, and Fried Zucchini

Column by Rob Hart October 11, 2016
Rob Hart's third novel is out today. It touches on ritual, which got him thinking about rituals. So he asked authors—from Lidia Yuknavitch to Stephen Graham Jones to Irvine Welsh—to share their own.

They’re All Going To Laugh At You!: 5 Ways To Overcome Anxiety While Writing Your First Novel

Column by Keith Rawson September 26, 2016
Ah, do the first novel blues have you biting your nails and tearing out clumps of hair? Hopefully this listicle will help you find a little balance.

Broke Hack Mountain: A Recap, and Tips for Planning Your Own Writing Retreat

Column by Rob Hart July 13, 2016
Six writers went into the woods. They all came out with words. Here's what happened. Spoiler alert: Nothing really that crazy, and seriously, why don't writers do this more often?

The Medicated Writer

Column by Raine Winters June 21, 2016
Does medication really stifle creativity?

Exploring The Pomodoro Technique and Timers to Improve Productivity and Write More

Column by Michael David Wilson May 23, 2016
An exploration into the Pomodoro Technique, timers and how you can use them to improve your writing habits.

Eight Tips For Increasing Your Writing Output, From A Very Busy Writer

Column by Rob Hart May 4, 2016
Want to boost your productivity? Rob Hart (author of two novels, two upcoming novels, a James Patterson novella, holder of two jobs, and father to a new baby) offers some insight.

Six Ways Pets Improve Your Writing

Column by Raine Winters April 19, 2016
WARNING: Extreme cuteness contained within.

Writing through PTSD: A Personal Account

Column by Raine Winters March 9, 2016
Trauma affects every part of our lives, including our work. As writers, how do we overcome such events and use our pain to strengthen our craft skills?

SMART Goals: 5 Steps To Setting Goals You Can Achieve

Column by Michael David Wilson January 15, 2016
Find out how to write goals you can actually achieve using the SMART approach.

NaNoWriMo Hangover: 8 Steps to Recovery

Column by Brandon Tietz December 7, 2015
You've just completed NaNoWriMo and have a messy first draft to show for it. Now what?

The Grim Specter of Writer Suicide

Column by BH Shepherd October 14, 2015
An unflinching personal look at one of the scariest occupational hazards facing writers.
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Starting Next Week: The Last Page with Emily Schultz, Author of 'The Blondes'

News by Rob Hart September 22, 2015
How do you revive a stalled story? How do know you're done? How do you write that dreaded synopsis? What's next? We've got a class starting soon that can help...

10 Really Obnoxious Things Writers Do

Column by Rob Hart September 8, 2015
The title says it all. Buckle up. Put on your helmet. Rob Hart is about to hurt some feelings.
John Skipp

A Couple Of Questions With LitReactor Instructor And 'The Art of Horrible People' Author John Skipp

Interview by Rob Hart August 31, 2015
John Skipp on short stories, his new LitReactor class, and his latest collection: "The Art of Horrible People."