Interview, Joshua Mohr, Craft, Writing

A Conversation with Joshua Mohr About His New Novel, 'All This Life'

Interview by Rob Hart June 29, 2015
Joshua Mohr—acclaimed author and LitReactor instructor extraordinaire—has a new book out, so him and Rob Hart talked about finding time to write when you have a baby.

I Killed Twenty People (But Not the Dog): 10 Things I Learned Writing HIT, My Violent Teen Assassin Novel

Column by Delilah S. Dawson April 28, 2015
Delilah S. Dawson shares what she learned while writing her latest novel—from the importance of counting clocks to letting the characters say the wrong thing. And why you just don't kill a dog.

How To Do AWP 2015

Column by Brandon Tietz April 1, 2015
A guide to this year's AWP, taking place in Minneapolis.

A Generation of People Shunned Standards in Writing and Journalism...You Won't BELIEVE What Happened Next!

Column by John Jarzemsky December 19, 2014
The Internet has given everybody a voice, but are we being conscientious enough about the way we're talking to one another?
Survive The Holiday Party, Leave With Material

Survive The Holiday Party, Leave With Material

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.

How Male Entitlement Ruins the Best and Purest of Things

Column by Cath Murphy November 10, 2014
This year male entitlement has fucked up football, video games, pop music, atheism and the childhood of anyone who watched Rolf Harris on TV. Now it's fucked up writing. Why am I not surprised?

The Pleasures Of Writing At Night

Column by Peter Derk October 24, 2014
Detailing the pleasures specific to writing at night.

Path to Publication 3.2: So Much Is Happening

Column by Rob Hart October 6, 2014
Cover, TV rights, sequel, synopses... oh my!

Path to Publication 3.1: Second Time's the Charm!

Column by Rob Hart September 3, 2014
Negotiations are complete. Contract is signed and in the mail. Nobody died. I'd call that a win.

How Technology Affects the Way We Write

Column by Dean Fetzer August 20, 2014
From scratchings on clay tablets to modern paper, humans have been writing things down for thousands of years — how is technology changing the way our thoughts and creations reach the world?

The Joy of Writing Longhand

Column by Christine J. Schmidt August 8, 2014
I know I sound like a caveman, but you should really go back to writing your scripts and stories with a pen and paper.

Writer Without Residence: Keeping it Lit on the Road

Column by Emma McMorran Clark June 25, 2014
Writer-in-residency. Pfft. Been done. What about the great tradition of the travelling storyteller, a writer’s life on the road like, well...'On the Road'?

Path to Publication 2.4: Going From A Two Book Deal To A Zero Book Deal

Column by Rob Hart June 20, 2014
And my book deal just got cancelled.

Path to Publication 2.3: Sequelitis

Column by Rob Hart May 27, 2014
I've sold the sequel to my debut novel! This has me thinking a lot about sequels — the upsides and the downsides. Mostly the downsides, because that's what I'm trying to avoid.
Joshua Mohr, Classes, Writing

LitReactor Instructor Joshua Mohr Announces New Novel, 'All This Life'

News by Rob Hart April 22, 2014
Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press will release the book in May 2015.

Path to Publication 2.2: On Being A Writer And Having Poor Impulse Control

Column by Rob Hart April 21, 2014
In this installment, we talk marketing, live readings, and why it was real dumb to buy an XBox One before finishing the draft of my next book.

Path to Publication 2.1: Readings, Book Trailers, and Why I Loved AWP So Much It Hurt

Column by Rob Hart March 18, 2014
I was going to write about the follow-up to my first novel, but instead I'm going to talk about AWP.

Write What You Like: Why “Write What You Know” Is Bad Advice

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.

How To Use What You Learned in English Class to Find True Love OR How Not to Suck at Online Dating

Column by John Jarzemsky February 13, 2014
Online dating is becoming less and less stigmatized, but it can be a daunting task. Fear not! This guide will teach you how to not come off like an angry loser or creep, in a matter of minutes!

4 Tips for Making Your Writing Resolutions Stick

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard December 30, 2013
Sick of articles on New Year's Resolutions that exhort you to do the impossible? The impractical? And that use words like 'exhort'? Here's a new twist on the New Year...

Writing: An Outlet For Psychosis

Column by BH Shepherd November 19, 2013
How writing can help those who suffer from psychosis.

9 Great Albums To Accompany Your Writing Process

Column by Christopher Shultz November 15, 2013
Music can be a wonderful assistant while you create, if you select your tunes wisely. I have a few suggestions to help you choose.
Healing Through Writing for Teens

Healing Through Writing for Teens

News by Dean Fetzer
A new novel by Matthew Quick, author of ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’, deals with the subject of teenage depression and the power writing can have for teens.

Remember To Wear Pants: Tips for Surviving NaNoWriMo with Your Dignity Intact

Column by Leah Dearborn
NaNoWriMo can be a hectic time, even if you're not trying to juggle writing with a job, family, going to the gym, and occasionally breathing.

The Do's And Dont's Of Writing Erotic Fiction

Column by Elissa Wald October 9, 2013
A list of ten tips for writing Erotic Fiction, by the author of 'The Secret Lives of Married Women.'