How can any of us find the words to wish a happy 450th birthday to the single most significant, elegant, funny, wise and human writer ever to use the English language? That's what I, and countless others, have thought and think of Shakespeare.
I had the opportunity to talk with Todd Burpo, author of the New York Times bestselling book Heaven is for Real. He is the father of Colton, the 4-year-old who while in the hospital for several days due to a burst appendix, went to heaven.
Whenever there is a situation that is hard to reconcile the first place a Wesleyan gets help is from the Bible. But we, Wesleyans, don't use the Bible alone. We approach the situation using the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, a four-pronged test that helps us make sense of it.
By carving out time away from being busy, I have been able to think clearly about my long-term goals. I have avoided jumping on the treadmill when I know that I should keep going at my own pace. And while I can still feel guilty about it, I sometimes slow down to soak in the moment.
Heather was kind enough to offer her expert opinion on the trend and why we should expect to see more magic lamps in the future.
Beginning with the power of fiction, there is a growing body of scholarship on the relationship between neuroscience and literature, often referred to as literary neuroscience.
We're past the halfway mark, but happy Poetry Month, anyway. It's still April after all. And while taxes (for most of us) are done, poetry is still going strong.
For Shakespeare's 450th birthday bash, Britweek -- the week-long celebration of all things British in LA -- has lined up a phenomenal cast of actors, both British and American for an evening of "Shakespeare, Music & Love!"
This book jumped 14 spots since last week to take the topmost one.
You see, this is actually a critique of the trend of the open letter, in all of its asinine inescapability. #Sorrynotsorry, dear reader -- it's the nature of the open letter to trick you into reading it.
In this large, richly illustrated book (pictured above), written in lucid and accessible prose, Baker, a former dramaturge and stage director himself, lifts the veil from behind the scenes of opera.
"Financial Justice" is the untold story of how a diverse group of progressive organizations took on the powerful financial lobby, pushed Congress to create a strong new consumer protection agency, and against the odds, and won.
What do I have in common with Julia Child? Not the art of French cooking. I cannot follow a recipe to save my life. But Julia Child loved writing and receiving letters, and so do I. And in our love for letters, we both discovered an age-old recipe, and a recipe I can follow. A recipe for life.
My view may be simplistic, but it is this: novels engage the reader by telling stories. An ambiguous end to a novel is not a problem -- ambiguity is fine. In fact, it may be the most truthful way for a novel to end.
Of course, you probably know a 12-year-old who can design your site. Don't hire him or her. There are places to save a dollar, and website design and implementation isn't it. Your reputation, as an author, depends on how good you look online.
Keywords affect all areas of promotion: from creating the right copy on your website, to placing ads on Facebook that get attention, to developing an irresistible book idea. But more than that, you want to create a book idea that Amazon will love.
Barron's new book, called The Harm in Asking, is filled with stories that are engaging, hilarious and disturbing. Barron's vast talent in storytelling is so lively that you feel transported into her mind -- which at first made me feel like "hey get me out of here."
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