"It appears something has happened in the motorcade route," these were the famous, infamous, and haunting words that described much more than the tragedy in Dealey Plaza at approximately 12:30 PM CST. Something had indeed happened in the motorcade route.
As I stepped up to that mic and dared to read my writing at the workshop, I learned that poetry is voice, and the courage to use it. With this courage, we free ourselves and become capable of influencing others.
For indie (self-published) authors, there's never been a better time to publish an ebook. Thanks to an ever-growing global market for ebooks, your books are a couple clicks away from over one billion potential readers on smart phones, tablets and e-readers.
This is the fifth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts.
Wistful, vulnerable, and unapologetic, Cloud Pharmacy's poems prescribe mirrors, light, lust, love. Rich offers back to us "our art/ imperfect and striving."
The show's not a classic sense of "whodunit" -- but why. This delving deep into the minds of the "unsub" each week is what makes it worth watching. And, I think there are a few lessons that we writers can glean from those BAU profilers about how to craft our characters.
Rule no. 1 of in-flight entertainment: Don't rely on the in-flight movie. While you're traveling for the holidays--whether it's to a tropical beach or your in-laws suburban house three states away--we recommend snagging a great read instead.
Sophronia Temminnick, the young heroine of Etiquette & Espionage, attends finishing school on a dirigible, where she learns the proper way to throw a knife while curtseying. And yes, it's OK to laugh.
Why do I go into so much detail over District 11, a district that most of you probably don't remember from the movies? Because our District 11 was Florida.
In my new book, Finding Mr. Brightside, Juliette gets dragged out onto the dance floor by twerking dervish Heidi and instinctive robot buster-outer Abram. What does any of that even mean? You're about to find out.
Perhaps it's callous to love dystopia, to soak up stories where the characters are much worse off than you are, but the fiction shelves of bookstores are littered with these premises. For some reason, we just can't get enough of the world ending. And rebooting, in the most terrifying ways.
Volunteers enter our magical world and immediately lose their adult demeanor. They stop being grown-up and in moments revert back to the cuddly, carefree children they themselves once were.
Gennady Barabtarlo's TLS piece recounts an experiment that Vladimir Nabokov conducted between October of l964 until January 3, l965 in which he wrote down his dreams.
From the opening of Anita Diamant's heartwarming novel, The Boston Girl, when Addie Bauman, an 85-year-old grandmother recounts her life story to her granddaughter, I was struck by the similarities between the Jewish cultural beliefs and mores in Boston in 1915, when Addie's story starts, and in Iran, where I grew up in the 1960s and '70s.
The media has always played an essential role in shaping our opinions. Right now there is much too great a focus on the gender of -- rather than on the professional successes of -- power women.
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