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Stocking Stuffers: 13 Writing Tips by Chuck Palahniuk

News by Dennis Widmyer
'Stocking Stuffers: 13 Writing Tips from Chuck Palahniuk' is just one of 36 total essays from Chuck available on LitReactor.

The Dark Side Of The Publishing Industry: How To Avoid Scams

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.

Ask The Lit Coach: 'Should Writers Censor Their Work Because They Fear Agent Or Editor Rejection?'

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.

Five Lame Excuses for Plagiarism

Column by Cath Murphy December 12, 2011
Been caught stealing? Here are five excuses NOT to use.

How to Handle the Bad Review

Column by Brandon Tietz November 28, 2011
Did your book just get a bad review? Having trouble handling it? Then this is the column for you.

Ask The Lit Coach: "Should A New-To-Publishing Writer Seek The Safer Submission Route, Or Routes That Pay More?" and More

Column by Erin Reel November 21, 2011
In issue 4 of 'Ask The Lit Coach,' Erin saves one fresh MFA student from branding herself too soon and gives another writer direction on how to approach the publishing world with an anthology.

The Author's To-Don't List

Column by Brandon Tietz November 15, 2011
Authors have a pretty standard lexicon of advice they give to young writers, but sometimes it's what you don't do that matters most.
Harlequin sponsors a romance novel contest

Want To Write Romance? This Is Your Big Chance

News by Rob Hart
Harlequin, the world's biggest publisher of romance novels, is seeking new talent--so they're hosting an online writing conference and a manuscript conference.

Ask The Lit Coach: "How Much Is Too Much With Description?" and More

Column by Erin Reel November 7, 2011
Erin Reel addresses the art of description and knowing when to go back and edit after your short pieces have been rejected by literary journals in this issue of Ask The Lit Coach.

Binge: My Love/Hate Relationship with NaNoWriMo

Column by Brandon Tietz November 2, 2011
National Novel Writing Novel Month is upon us again. Many will participate, and some will complete the project, but is this really the best system for you?
National Novel Writing Month

Today Marks The Start of National Novel Writing Month

News by Rob Hart November 1, 2011
National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWriMo, starts today, a competition that encourages people to write 50,000 words by the end of the month

Submit Yourself: A Submissions Calendar is a Smart Idea

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen October 11, 2011
A submissions calendar is a smart idea, but it helps to know where to submit and who's accepting each month. In this column we break it all down for you, one month at a time.