Mr. Woods was inserted into a bubble early in his life and then surrounded by sycophants trying to figure out a way to mooch off of him, use him for their own gain, or just bask in his fame.
Romance writers are supportive of each other. They are the Sisterhood of the Traveling Laptops, quick to lend a hand or writing tip to an up-and-coming author. They jump at the chance to encourage their colleagues. They are also fans.
The one great hope for future generations of writers and readers of serious novels is the success of a category that is showing remarkable buoyancy, the young adult novel.
Wannabe authors imagine that once they get published, life will be glorious. That's because they haven't thought much about bad reviews. Every author gets them, and sometimes they're crushing.
This post originally appeared on Quora. By Cristina Hartmann, Writer I've been rolling thi...
Zombies. As of late, their popularity has spread like the virus they carry. There are tons of zombie books coming out this year, one of which is This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summer.
For years I have been getting queries from writers, published and unpublished, who inquire how they can get their books made into movies.
The Supreme Court ruling that the Obama health care legislation is constitutional has created quite a stir with authors all around the country. Many now feel like they can finally make their writing into a full-time career.
From writing through production, I was done in two months. That included having the book professionally edited and copy-edited, getting a cover designed, my own proofreading, and seeing the novella formatted and loaded for Kindle and the Nook.
Author Gitta Sereny, a brilliant interviewer who brought three-dimensional insight into even the most sinister subjects, died at age 91 earlier this month in Cambridge, England, and it's worth pausing to honor her lifelong inquiry into the Holocaust.
We had friends over for a casual night of beverages and bites. Barefoot kids swarmed around us, wearing winter hats and wielding Wikki Stix lassos, ri...
So it's been five months. Five months without a lick of booze. And I feel good about this experiment even though it's really really brutal and annoying at times.
There is an old saying that a good father is better than a hundred schoolteachers, so if your father is a famous writer, then it only makes sense for him to impart wisdom from his own journey to his son or daughter who aspires to write.
After a week's reflection on Ray's passing, gratefulness has replaced my stinging tears. The beauty of being a writer is that our thoughts -- the most intimate part of ourselves -- can live on through the ink in our printed words.
Along with the rising popularity of dystopian novels in young adult fiction, Greek mythology retellings are finding their way more and more into teen books. Whether it's about Persephone, Medusa or the Furies, no Olympian or ancient myth is safe from YA novelists.
Why are 90% of the books reviewed by the New York Times Book Review from white authors? What's going on behind the scenes to create such an unrepresentative body of reviews for an increasingly diverse nation of consumers?
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Published on April 23rd, 2013