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Want to Write Better, More Suspenseful Fiction? This Is What You Need to Know

Quora | Posted 08.29.2016 | Books

What are some tips for novice writers trying to create suspense in stories? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compell...

The Novelist

Terence Clarke | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Terence Clarke

It came to me last night in a dream that I haven't understood Donald Trump. It must be that, really, he's a novelist. All this bother about his run for the presidency, and the many personal trials he has faced have all been side-bars to his real passion, which clearly is fiction.

The 10 Most Buzzed-About Books Right Now

Kirkus | Posted 08.24.2016 | Books

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How One Author Uses Fiction to Make the Real World a Better Place

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 08.22.2016 | Books
Danielle Sabrina

As Vaughn says, the most rewarding part of fiction writing is that she gets to choose how her stories end -- something that's not true in her experience as a newscaster. But ultimately, by using her writing as vehicle to support charitable causes, Vaughn hopes that her writing will result in more happy endings -- not just in her fictional worlds, but in real life, too.

11 Romance Novels Even Book Snobs Will Love

Kirkus | Posted 08.18.2016 | Books

"Highly recommended." When a duke's forgotten ward embroils herself in a scandal, the duke decides to deal with her himself. That's easier said than done.

9 Epic Reads to Get Lost in This Summer

Kirkus | Posted 08.10.2016 | Books

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Illustrated Fiction: Mud Show

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

"Mud Show" is a work of fiction that Christine Stoddard wrote while an undergraduate at VCUarts in Richmond, Virginia. It was the basis for a short film that the VCUarts Cinema program produced in 2011. This version features illustrations created by Virginia artist Sarah V. Smith.

Theena Kumaragurunathan on Books and Writing

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 08.05.2016 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Theena Kumaragurunathan is a writer who currently works in mass communications. He lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Your book, First Utterance, was publi...

The New Barnes & Noble: Attracting Readers, Not Authors

Kallen Diggs | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Kallen Diggs

For most indie authors, Barnes & Noble can be their worst enemy. Why? Well, there are not very friendly. I only got a book signing there because of my publisher (Morgan James Publishing). Although, it was not worth my time there at all.

Famed Playwright Switches Genres. Interview With Ronald Ribman About His New Novel, Infinite Absence

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.05.2016 | Books
Bernard Starr

Ronald Ribman Then and Now from CBS archive and Why do writers embrace a particular genre? Is it a conscious process? "I love writi...

11 Perfect Beach Reads

Kirkus | Posted 08.03.2016 | Books

"This well-written story is not so much a true-crime tale or murder mystery as an excellent sociological study of turn-of-the-20th-century England." An investigation of a late-19th-century crime in which a 13-year-old boy murdered his mother.

9 Books Everyone Is Still Talking About

Kirkus | Posted 07.26.2016 | Books

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11 Teen Titles You Don't Want to Miss This Summer

Kirkus | Posted 07.20.2016 | Books

"This memoir's unique eyewitness view of epochal events makes it essential reading for an understanding of those times--and these. (Graphic memoir. 11 & up)" A living icon of the civil rights movement brings his frank and stirring account of the movement's most tumultuous years (so far) to a climax.

4 Ways Fiction Makes You A Better Human

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living

In addition to strengthening the bonds of friendship your monthly book club could also be helping you increase your stores of empathy ― as long as t...

10 More Awesome Summer Reads

Kirkus | Posted 07.06.2016 | Books

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'Star Wars' Was Nearly Ruined By A Hacky Alien Invasion Storyline

Inverse | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment

In nearly twenty Star Wars novels published between 1999 and 2003, a giant alien invasion trope threatened the galaxy, and the legitimacy of Star Wars right along with it.

The Joy of Killing: Good, Evil, And Everything Justifiable In Between

Catherine Goldberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Books
Catherine Goldberg

View post on imgur.comThe paperback edition of The Joy of Killing was released recently, but I wouldn't recommend taking Harry Maclean's first stab at...

Writing A Tame Romance In the Age Of 50 Shades

Nicole Evelina | Posted 07.01.2016 | Books
Nicole Evelina

I'll be the first to admit that my new romantic comedy Been Searching for You is about as far away from the erotica craze as you can get. It's not tec...

This Land is Your Land: 8 Literary Pit Stops Across the USA

Off The Shelf | Posted 07.01.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Hilary Krutt | Off the Shelf We're kicking off the summer season with a literary road trip from the lush forests of Maine, to the small towns of t...

Beverley Lee: The New First Lady Of Dark Fantasy

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 06.29.2016 | Books
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Six weeks ago a book appeared multiple times on my Instagram feed. The last thing I needed was another book on my TBR (to be read) list, but due to th...

11 Excellent Summer Reads for Your Book Club

Kirkus | Posted 06.22.2016 | Books

Breezy with substance; an absorbing summer read." Adams' sensitive debut follows a tightknit quartet of college friends as they navigate their shifting relationships--and evolving identities--over the course of two decades.

An Old School Writer Adapts to the New Publishing Landscape

beth brophy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Books
beth brophy

This journey is forcing me to leave my comfort zone and push on. I'm hoping to prove that a dinosaur can adapt to her new terrain, and not succumb to extinction.

June's Best Bets

Kirkus | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books

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The Case for Fiction

Lyndsay West | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Lyndsay West

I'll be up front with you: I'm a fiction apologist. I can appreciate a good non-fiction piece, but I find that the payoff from fiction is

'Wilde Lake,' A Conversation with Laura Lippman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Laura Lippman began writing novels while working as a reporter. Seven "Tess Monaghan" books were published before she left journalism in 2001.