I realize celebrities have faced rejection in their careers however, a publishing house sees a celebrity as instant cash because of their fame. They already have a fan base and readers will buy the book solely based on the name and not the quality of the story.
Spend time crafting and perfecting your book so your storytelling shines. Invest in a high quality editor who is well-versed in your genre and can help take your book to the next level.
It doesn't matter how you choose to live your life -- whether you build a business or work a corporate job; have children or choose not to have childr...
Listen up authors. It's time to play the writers' game of True or False. Ready? Here goes! 1. The Internet and social media are a boon to all writers...
I grew up on a diet of books by the master rhymer, Dr. Seuss. I devoured Green Eggs and Ham, the Sneetches and that crazy cat on the loose. As a teacher for 20 years, I did lots of rug read alouds. Rhyme sure does please the little listener crowds.
You can go all night without stopping and still look great.
Cullen's novel unravels how Lyons shifted from being Twain's beloved secretary who knew him better than anyone else to, as he called her in a 429 page document, "a liar, a forger, a thief."
I have always enjoyed the company of people who are funny, intelligent, and a bit perverted. My favorite whack-job writer, Nikki Nelson-Hicks, is a rock star in all three of those demographics.
As a huge fan of Leigh Bardugo's Grisha trilogy, I was more than a little excited to read her latest book, Six of Crows. The new series takes place in the same world as the Grisha books but is set in a different location and time frame.
Every time I think I know what kind of a story an idea will turn into before I write it, I am wrong. I never really know what a story will be until I meet it on the blank page.
It seems to be a law of the universe that otherwise rational people get a little whacky leading up to their publication date, and it can continue well into post-publication too.
"If you think about how far behind a child would be without access to these fundamental tools -- tools that are vital to successful employment later in life -- it's a travesty. And it's un-American. Equal access to reading is fundamental to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Ever wonder what authors read? It's not always someone who is well-known. Of course, reader recognition is the goal of all authors. Getting your name and your work to be known is a must.
The good news is that the path to doing work you love might not look the way you expected, but it can still get you to where you want to go -- if you make the choice to try something new. It's never too late to reinvent yourself.
In our dynamic and global economy, we need to ask whether our workforce is equipped to meet the increasingly complex demands of the 21st century. The answer, as it stands today, is a decisive no.
There's an old joke about a man trying to sell an air conditioner at an air conditioner sales convention. Concerning this experience he had some clear-cut advice for prospective salespeople. This advice was summed up in two words: DON'T TRY!
The Story of My Teeth, on every level, is obsessed with artifice and the slipperiness of identity. Now translated by Christina MacSweeney, in collaboration with Luiselli, the book mimics her own play with authorial identity. In the book, Gustavo Sánchez Sánchez, also known as Highway, claims to be writing a “dental autobiography,” though the question of whose words we’re actually reading later becomes complicated.
by no less than Chinua Achebe, to be a colonialist, ultimately racist piece of writing about Africa and indigenous peoples who are little understood