By Leah Rhyne
Many literary festivals went virtual in 2020 (& likely will do so for the first part of 2021). This is a first-hand account of why my organization did it, how we did it, & how we (barely) survived.
I am lonely and miss performing for people. Let's take a trip down memory lane.
Reading your work in public matters. A lot. Here's how to do it right.
By Peter Derk
Read this before you jump on a stage and launch into your best story.
By Steph Post
Honest, real advice for making it through your first book tour.
By Suzy Vitello
Suzy Vitello, aka "the den mom," knows how to throw a great book party. After all, she was taught by the master of the literary festivus, Chuck Palahniuk. Need some ideas for your own launch? Read on.
Tips and advice for a pleasant convention experience.
By Leah Rhyne
In late June, I survived my first ever live, public reading event....and you can too! Here's how I did it.
Two readings: one book store, one bar. Which was better? Well, it depends on if you prefer alcohol or silence more.
By Keith Rawson
In: James Sallis, Joe Lansdale, Johnny Shaw, Live Reading, Owen Laukkanen, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Keith Rawson talks up his recent author appearances with Johnny Shaw, Joe Lansdale, Owen Laukkanen, and James Sallis.
Why is live reading important and how do you do it? LitReactor tackles the subject.
Lots of things that look smart on the page fall apart in the auditorium. Discover the numerous reasons Chuck writes for the ear as well as the eye, along with how to make the most of live reading opportunities.
All humans are storytellers and every fiction is veiled autobiography. Learn to explore and exhaust your personal issues by creating something bigger than yourself, and don't miss Chuck's ingenious assignment for personalizing your character's perception of time.