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6 Pieces of Writing Advice from First Time Writers Over 40

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.11.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

If I don't publish X by age 27, I'm finished. As I passed 27, then 37 and finally 40, I began to take a longer view about publishing careers and realized how silly it was to think that authorship possessed some sort of expiration date.

How to Write a Synopsis? Pretend You're Carving Soap

Holly Robinson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

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 carv...

Living the Dream

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.31.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

I retired from psychiatry and began writing fiction -- full-time. I'll soon to be 71 and am finally doing what I always wanted: writing heart-pumping thrillers. It's never too late to live the dream.

An Open Letter To Fiction Writers

Yael Goldstein Love | Posted 11.20.2012 | Books
Yael Goldstein Love

Fellow fiction writers, Let's be frank: we're not the healthiest-minded bunch. If we were we'd spend our days doing something more pleasant than writing fiction. But lately we seem to have taken a turn for the worse.

For Alexandra Monir, Book Is Just The Beginning

Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books
Kia Makarechi

It is perhaps unsurprising that 25-year-old Alexandra Monir has already released her first novel. But when one realizes she also wrote and recorded songs to complement it, and that she's penning her second book, it's hard not to be impressed.

WATCH: HuffPostBooks Video Slam--You'll Never See Literary Readings The Same Way Again

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Not only are these amazing readings by some of today's strongest emerging talents in literary fiction and poetry, they represent some of the finest work being produced by the nation's best presses committed to discovering new talent.

The New Yorker On Picking The Top 20 Writers Under 40

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The habit of list-making can seem arbitrary or absurd, leaving the list-makers endlessly open to second-guessing (although to encourage such second-gu...