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Jonathan Hobratsch


World War I Poets: An Interview With Alfred Corn

Jonathan Hobratsch | July 25, 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.
Justine Frangouli-Argyris


The Greek House of Light and Blue Color

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | July 24, 2014 | Books
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.
PP Wong


Ethnic Minority and Underdog Writers Must Not Give Up

PP Wong | July 24, 2014 | Books
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.
Josh Stein-Sapir



Josh Stein-Sapir | July 24, 2014 | Media
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.
Marianne Hayes

5 Books That Will Rip Your Heart Out (In A Good Way)

Marianne Hayes | July 24, 2014 | Books
Here's a handful of books that stand out because they ripped my heart out. And I liked it.
Mark Coker


Is Kindle Unlimited Bad for Authors?

Mark Coker | July 24, 2014 | Books
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.
Marty Kaplan


If Norman Lear at 92 Is What 92 Is, I'll Have What He's Having

Marty Kaplan | July 25, 2014 | Books
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.
Terence Clarke



Terence Clarke | July 23, 2014 | Books
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.
Julie R. Enszer


Rereading Cheryl Clarke's First Poetry Collection: Narratives

Julie R. Enszer | July 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
First published in 1982 by Clarke, Narratives: poems in the tradition of black women is a vital part of lesbian-feminist print culture.
Melissa Fenton

The South in Your Mouth

Melissa Fenton | July 23, 2014 | Taste
When you simply add a dash of sweet southern spunk and love to your dishes, you don't need much of anything else.
Jackie K. Cooper


DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS Gives Readers a Chance to Meet Amanda Kyle Williams

Jackie K. Cooper | July 23, 2014 | Books
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...
Brooke Warner

The 10 Biggest Mistakes New Authors Make

Brooke Warner | July 24, 2014 | Books
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.
Tom Alderman


Random Notes & Fripperies -- The Prequel to the Sequel

Tom Alderman | July 23, 2014 | Entertainment
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.
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