Column by Rob Hart July 31, 2012
Artists, musicians and writers are turning to Kickstarter to crowdfund the creation of their projects. Does it work?
News by Dave Reuss July 27, 2012
We all read them as kids— now it's time to write your own.
Column by Kimberly Turner July 19, 2012
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that your brain hates your guts. That's just science. Help get cognitive biases and mental tomfoolery under control with these handy tips.
Column by Rob Hart July 18, 2012
Martin Amis moved to Brooklyn, leading The Economist to cream itself and declare Brooklyn the new frontier of literature. Besides being a few years behind the curve, does where you live even matter?
Column by Keith Rawson July 10, 2012
A Bachelors, an MBA....Pfffft, who needs it? Why not just try living and writing instead?
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?
News by Dave Reuss May 30, 2012
A look at analyzing common themes shared by best-selling novels.
Column by Rob Hart May 14, 2012
Show us you writing environment. Let's discuss them. What do you need to thrive? What distracts you? How have you customized yours? Sharing is caring!
News by Rob Hart May 3, 2012
We know 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is a very poorly-written book. But is it also dangerous? One member of the BDSM community thinks so. And it raises some interesting questions about truth in fiction.
News by Rob Hart April 20, 2012
A new website lets writers send rejections to themselves, to prepare for the inevitable sting. Valuable tool--or dumb piece of writing-related kitsch? Help us decide!
News by Rob Hart April 13, 2012
A blind writer in England wrote 26 pages with a pen that had run out of ink--and the local police helped her uncover the text.
Column by Brandon Tietz April 5, 2012
How do you go from having nothing but a keyboard and passion for the written word to cashing royalty checks? Here's a three-step breakdown.
News by Rob Hart March 6, 2012
Want to get those creative juices flowing? A new study suggests that you should pack up your laptop and head over to Starbucks, where the ambient noise can inspire creativity.
News by Rob Hart February 14, 2012
The advance reading copy of Sergio De La Pava's new novel has the single best author bio ever--a jab at all the people who consider Brooklyn to be the new Literary Mecca.
Column by Jon Gingerich February 9, 2012
An understanding of how the human mind operates proves that a temporary lack of creative ideas is not the result of “writer's block,” but the result of something else entirely.
Column by Ed Sikov February 9, 2012
A humorous look at every writer's worst nightmare: writer's block.
Column by Joe Daly February 6, 2012
From his visionary and innovative online community, hitRECord, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is changing the way we look at the Internet from "Hey, look at me," to "Hey, let's do this."
News by Rob Hart January 23, 2012
Writer's Digest just announced its 81st Annual Writing Competition and the grand prize is pretty sweet: A pile of cash, a trip to New York City and attention from some agents and editors!
Column by Cath Murphy January 10, 2012
A look at the most common literary fibs, and some of the worst offenders.
Column by Erin Reel January 3, 2012
The Lit Coach prioritizes book publicity, author platform, and stresses the importance of the quality of work in Issue 7 of Ask The Lit Coach.
News by Rob Hart January 3, 2012
The LitReactor staff share their writing resolutions for the New Year--and invite you to share yours.
Column by Phil Jourdan December 28, 2011
We trudge through the fiction-writing lectures of the infamous author of 'Atlas Shrugged' to see if there's anything helpful there. It turns out, there is. You just have to disagree with it.
News by Dennis Widmyer
'Stocking Stuffers: 13 Writing Tips from Chuck Palahniuk' is just one of 36 total essays from Chuck available on LitReactor.
Column by Rob Hart December 22, 2011
In every industry there are scam artists--even publishing. Vanity presses, fake literary agents and fraudulent contests all prey on your desire to be published. Here's how to stay safe.
Column by Erin Reel December 19, 2011
Should writers censor their work because they fear agent or editor rejection? The Lit Coach and friends weigh in for the 6th Issue of Ask The Lit Coach.