A few weeks ago, I told you to keep an eye on LitReactor.com. The site has now gone active, and it looks like it has a lot to offer writers. Also, I’m not being paid by LitReactor or anything. I’m just a fan who likes what he sees. YMMV.
The posts vary from general opinion pieces (10 Sci-fi Books That Should be Blockbusters) to those offering specific advice (the use of abbreviations in writing). Hm, maybe I should rethink my use of “YMMV.” There will also be news, reviews, and interviews posted. If you are looking for non-rhyming categories, look under the heading “Craft Essays,” and you’ll currently find 36 essays by Chuck Palahniuk. I know I’ll be pouring over them very soon.
Speaking of a Chuck Palahniuk website, LitReactor also plans to offer a series of classes for writers. People can also purchase a membership to LitReactor. As a member, you can earn points for reviewing submissions, and then you can cash in those points for the ability to submit your writing. This sort of feature could be very beneficial, but it is highly dependent on community members. I will probably hold off on this for now (I’m a slow-mover. Please let me know what you think of the community). Instead, I’ll opt for the basic account, which will let me post on message boards and other features.
LitReactor has gathered an impressive group of contributors, and the site looks great. I look forward to becoming a LitReactor regular.
If there are other sites that you think should get more attention from writers, please let me know so I can help spread the word.