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Amy Oraefo


Artist Education: Understanding the Importance of Copyright Ownership

Amy Oraefo | July 28, 2014 | Business
If you are a songwriter, an artist that draws cartoon images, a dance choreographer, or an independent film maker, you must educate yourself and obtain adequate knowledge of the basics of copyright ownership
Stephanie Vanderslice


The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Showing My Work

Stephanie Vanderslice | July 28, 2014 | Books
My sabbatical started, which means, for the second time in my teaching career: all writing, all the time. At least until January, when I go back to teaching and directing the Arkansas Writer's MFA Workshop.
K. Ford K.

Why I Gave John the Baptist a Wife

K. Ford K. | July 28, 2014 | Books
When I began my research for a novel about John the Baptist, I expected to find a wild man dressed in camel hair robes, eating locusts and honey in the desert. The enigmatic and mysterious man I found was quite different. The man I found was charismatic, passionate, popular and brave.
Mark Rubinstein


The Perfect Stranger: A Talk With Wendy Corsi Staub

Mark Rubinstein | July 28, 2014 | Books
With the release of her 21st thriller, The Perfect Stranger, NY Times bestselling suspense novelist Wendy Corsi Staub will have published more than eighty novels in various genres.
Sharanya Haridas

Chetan Bhagat Crosses a Line: Public Figure to Public Enemy?

Sharanya Haridas | July 28, 2014 | Media
Bhagat's accessibility and trustworthiness, and indeed, his popularity, sometimes make it difficult to detect or denounce the serious lapses in his judgement.
Candace Davis


What I Learned When I Tried Something New For 30 Days

Candace Davis | July 28, 2014 | Books
I decided to try and write my own book in 30 days and just to make things interesting, I went to Paris to do it.
Alexandra Symeonidou


The Woman's Status in Islam

Alexandra Symeonidou | July 28, 2014 | Books
We cannot disregard the status of the native women who live as genuine "products" of their human oppression who effortlessly accept their degrading part not only because they are not aware of anything different.
Mary Pauline Lowry


Q&A With Rufi Thorpe About Her Novel "The Girls From Corona del Mar"

Mary Pauline Lowry | July 28, 2014 | Books
Rufi Thorpe's powerful debut novel, The Girls from Corona del Mar (Knopf), tells the story of the 20-year friendship between Mia and Lorrie Ann, two girls who grow up together in the eponymous Orange County beach town.
Loren Kleinman


Michael J. Seidlinger Shares His Coping Mechanisms

Loren Kleinman | July 28, 2014 | Books
Michael J. Seidlinger is the author of a number of novels including The Fun We've Had, The Laughter of Strangers, My Pet Serial Killer and The Sky Conducting.
Phil Simon


An Interview With Nick Morgan, Author of Power Cues

Phil Simon | July 28, 2014 | Books
For a long time, I have spoken in public settings. At first I taught software classes and then moved to keynote speeches to support my books. I had a great deal to learn about this type of public speaking. To that end, quickly started following communications coach and theorist
Brandy L. Schillace


Raising the Dead: Horror and Haunting in Tessa Harris's The Lazarus Curse

Brandy L. Schillace | July 28, 2014 | Books
The figures of open wombs, many with the child still inside, offer mute revelations about birth's darker side -- and Tessa Harris expertly explores just such grim shadows.
Arthur Hoyle

Henry Miller on War

Arthur Hoyle | July 26, 2014 | Politics
War is much in the news these days, to the great distress of the world. There is not a continent on Earth on which some form of violence is expressing our species capacity for hatred and cruelty. What did Henry Miller think of war and how it could be avoided?
Jonathan Hobratsch


World War I Poets: An Interview With Alfred Corn

Jonathan Hobratsch | July 28, 2014 | Books
Therefore, I've decided to focus on the great poets of World War I through an interview with Alfred Corn, a poet equally well-recognized in both America and in the U.K.
Lindsay Edmunds


Review of Clear Skies, Deep Water by Beth Peyton

Lindsay Edmunds | July 25, 2014 | Books
This beautiful memoir is about finding the place where you belong and having the courage to do something about it. At the bottom, it is about choosing to love.
Michelle Ghilotti Mandel


There Is No Right Way, Just Write

Michelle Ghilotti Mandel | July 25, 2014 | Women
To anyone who wants to be in many places at once, write. To everyone who doesn't think they're a "good writer," write. To those wanting to connect to their soul and inner wisdom, write.
Holly Robinson


How to Write a Synopsis? Pretend You're Carving Soap

Holly Robinson | July 25, 2014 | Books
I recently finished the synopsis for my new novel, and truthfully? By the end I felt like I did at Girl Scout camp, when they used to have us carve flowers and animals out of bars of soap....
Christina Rice


Celebrating Women of the Post-War Era Through Photographs

Christina Rice | July 25, 2014 | Los Angeles
The accomplishments of these women have largely been buried in file cabinets for decades, but are now being resurrected through our efforts to digitize the Valley Times collection. This month, a new Central Library exhibit was unveiled highlighting the remarkable women of the Valley Times.


WATCH: He Was Shot 3 Times And He Killed Someone At 19. Who He Is Today Will Amaze You

TEDTalks | July 25, 2014 | TED Weekends
Is it possible to forgive a murderer? What if that murderer is you? This former drug dealer and convicted murderer was in solitary confinement when he had the awakening that would change his life forever.
Rachel Thompson

A Literary Tour of Paris

Rachel Thompson | July 25, 2014 | Books
Paris is, and always has been, a moveable feast for writers. For centuries, impecunious and erstwhile unknown writers have flocked to the City of Lights to cut their teeth and soak up the city's intoxicating and never-ending sources of inspiration.
Roz Warren



Roz Warren | July 24, 2014 | Fifty
The best comic novel I've read this year wasn't published by Random House or Penguin. It was self-published by Philadelphia writer Stacia Friedman. The title? "Tender is the Brisket." Does the book live up to the comic promise of that title? Absolutely.
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