Those of us who are writers know that publishing a book is a lot like the first weeks of motherhood, where you're binge eating, weeping, laughing hysterically, and want to sleep but can't. Some people say things that help you get through the day, but others make you cry all over again.
I'll confess I shelved this book for a quite while after receiving a copy in the mail from its co-author, Phil Terry. It was the title and subtitle t...
Years after their parents died, the nine children, now adults, decided to do something extraordinary. They would each write about their childhoods, from earliest memory until they left home for college.
We are happiest when we're in our native environments, scribbling in journals or tapping out love stories and action scenes and terrifying near-death experiences on our keyboards. Writing is the only cure for publishing a novel. The sooner we get back to it, the better.
The book must be one neither of you have read. If you need a recommendation, browse your nearest physical bookstore, perhaps simultaneously, if you live far from each other, so that you can choose together.
The Goldfinch felt like it wasn't quite long enough. Don't get me wrong, the ending was satisfying, I just wanted to linger in the rich work that Donna Tartt created.
If you don't believe climate change is happening, Ms. Fitzpatrick said it's because, "Mostly, people haven't been educated well, and generally climate scientists are not very good communicators."
How can one person love a book (or film) and the next detest it? A book may also resonate at one time but not at another. What did I see in Catcher in the Rye when I was 16? Not much. But at 40, I thought it was delightful.
We don't want anyone to call our baby ugly, right?
Have you ever gotten a string of bad reviews for a book and wondered if suddenly the world had turned a cold shoulder to your writing career? A few ...
Greece has always been a place of rediscovery for Barclay, but she wonders, "Can a Greek island be a good cure for love?"
As you abandon your child on that college campus, you envision the worst: a psychopath for a roommate, listless professors, alcohol poisoning, and fraternity hazing.
The most important message I got from their book is the value of enrolling others in helping you achieve what your commitment. Don't try to go it alone. We humans are social creatures and we do much better when we surround ourselves with people who share our vision and values.
The job of a leader is not just to communicate, but to translate -- to make the complex accessible, to each and every person, and in simple, straightforward language that moves people.
We live in a time when the physical object of the book is giving way to an apparently immaterial, eternally renewable electronic version. Steve Tomasula's multimedia novel TOC utilizes the same technology that has fostered this shift to create a compelling work about the nature of time.
I talked with Shivani about his latest poetry collection, the state of poetry and the demise of the literary critic.
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