World War I,
World War II Veterans,
American Poetry 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.
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.
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.
How To Write a Synopsis,
Pitching a Novel,
Point Of View,
Structuring a Novel,
The Craft Of Writing Fiction,
Writing Book Jacket Copy,
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....
San Fernando Valley,
Women In Business,
Los Angeles News
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.
Overcoming Your Past,
Ted Weekends Video,
TED Weekends News
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.
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.
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.
In his early twenties, a young man from Switzerland arrives on the Greek Aegean island of Sifnos one May, trying, at once, to discover the colors of nature and, at the same time, his own personal colors.
Dealing With Rejection,
Twenty seven publishers in the U.S. and U.K. turned down my novel. The vast majority of rejections my literary agent received were surprisingly positive, but were knock-backs all the same.
If a person is going to make an argument or declaration that includes facts or even just an effort to persuade, then they must at least adhere to the lowest common denominator of a written argument to be taken seriously.
Here's a handful of books that stand out because they ripped my heart out. And I liked it.
Amazon is asking authors to roll the dice and play a game of craps. A few lucky players will win big but the broader community of authors will lose. The odds are controlled by Amazon, opaque and ever-shifting.
Norman's book captures the bittersweet comedy of hindsight insight, the way life forces us to revise the running Story of Me we're always telling ourselves in order to make its twists and turns keep making sense.
With a degree in English Literature fresh in my hands and with little money of my own, I figured the Peace Corps was a good way to travel, something I had almost never done.
First published in 1982 by Clarke, Narratives: poems in the tradition of black women is a vital part of lesbian-feminist print culture.
When you simply add a dash of sweet southern spunk and love to your dishes, you don't need much of anything else.
Book Review Jackie K Cooper DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS by Amanda Kyle Williams If you are ready for a new author of thrillers; one who will shake up your literary world with freshness and talent, well I have a name for you - Amanda Kyle Williams. Ms. Williams is...
These top 10 mistakes are among the most common I see in my work with authors. Some are about mindset and others are more technical oversights. If you've made any of these mistakes, you're in good company. The best we can do is learn, and spread the word so others take heed.
Becoming a Step-Family,
Catalina French Dressing,
Lee & Perrins,
Osama Bin Laden,
The Land Of Stories,
The White House,
Zsa Zsa Gabor,
Secretary Of Defense,
Who's responsible for letting actor/author Chris Colfer voice his own audiobook, The Land of Stories, a Grimm Warning? Aside from garbled words, his fourth grade reading technique is a formidable obstacle to getting past the first chapter.