In an interview, Elwes explained that he was in Berlin when he found out he would be auditioning for Reiner, to play what would be his first lead role.
Though at times it may not feel like it, we're not as isolated as we imagine. Reading about characters who confront and overcome similar predicaments and hurdles reminds us that there's always a way through and that we can all survive, and actually enjoy, our teenage years.
One of the advantages of fiction, however, is that it can leap ahead of the complicated, messy, process of technological innovation and speculate about the cultural consequences of change. That's very much the case with Lock In.
It's not too late to draw a line in the sand. We must be vigilant and protect our English pronouns from further abuse.
Admit it, other generations hate us. We'd rather Instagram a vintage book than actually read it. Other generations would purchase the book and pick up the phone to meet a friend in person to discuss its ending.
So for me, fall doesn't mean "back to school" -- because I make it a point never to stop learning. I have my own saying: "Lifetime Learners Are Lifetime Earners."
My advice to authors who have POD books these days is simply not to talk about it. If someone asks, I encourage them to say that they got a print run, and leave it at that.
Jack Reacher can opine on any subject, and in the hands of a lesser writer he could be a blowhard, but Child continues to make him interesting, informative and truly compelling.
Chances are you've read at least one book by The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout at some point in the last few years. Why? Well to put it simply, she's an extremely talented, book-writing machine.
The Smell of Death, is a laugh-out-loud behind-the-scenes look at the stark realities of touring small town Europe among frozen turds, haunted hotel rooms, questionable promoters and accommodations.
While neither artists nor critics exactly choose their predisposition or disposition, and certainly don't choose the historical epoch in which they live, it becomes increasingly difficult to imagine an intellectual or cultural sphere in which the postmodern exceeds the metamodern in either mimetic rigor or emotional and moral amplitude.
Joyce Lamb is curator of USA Today's Happy Ever After blog about romance novels, a USA Today best-selling author of romantic suspense and three-time RITA finalist. She's been a professional journalist for 25 years.
Set in the crushing complacency of suburbia, It Won't Always Be This Great is narrated by an unnamed Long Island podiatrist who commits an accidental act of vandalism that shakes him, albeit temporarily, out of his sleepwalking existence.
I put aside time this summer to write my book. I had a house on the beach in Rhode Island, and a firm commitment to finish by the end of August.
So in honor of Labor Day, and in honor of the working men and women the holiday honors, we've added 10 new books -- suggested via public submissions by ordinary working people -- to our ongoing list of Books that Shaped Work in America.
Writers need editors. Editors keep you from looking like an idiot. They keep you from falling through the holes you've left in your manuscript, the ones everyone can see, plain as day, except you.
Doesn't everyone, in the course of their miserable lives, write at least one great line of poetry that would have lived after them if it had been recognized?
Sometimes, Greil Marcus claims, "a song says what its words never could." It hints that some things cannot be captured in words or shouldn't be.
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