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What Does it Mean to Be a 'Prolific' Writer?

Warren Adler | Posted 10.09.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

There has been an odd public discussion recently about writers, specifically novelists, who are too prolific, as if such abundance was a quality that diminished the nature and substance of the author's output.

5 Ways to Engage Your Readers

Dorit Sasson | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

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.

This Epic New Book WILL Make You Cry. But It's Worth It.

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts

A Chechen soldier sits at the bottom of a ditch -- large for a well but maddeningly small by any other standards that should be met by a life-providi...

Celebrating a 20th Wedding Anniversary and a New Book: What Marriage Has Taught Me About Creativity

Holly Robinson | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

You think you know how to write a book after you've written one, but oh, no. The challenges of each new manuscript are different from the last, and so is the process of getting it written. That's part of the joy.

The Hot 5 -- Books People Are Talking About This Week, Or Should Be

The National Book Review | Posted 10.05.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

With the zeal of a new convert, the once-conservative Brock takes aim at the "vast right-wing conspiracy" to smear Hillary Clinton. Among the names he names are Rush Limbaugh, the Koch Brothers, Fox News, and The New York Times.

The Words After War Interview with Siobhan Fallon by Michael Pitre

Words After War | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Words After War

As part of Words After War's September book club selection, Siobhan answers a few questions from Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives.

Beale Street Talks, Vol. 3

Gabriel James Bump | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Gabriel James Bump

Nowadays it's not uncommon to hear the phrase "black girls are magic," but Sailor Moon was the first time I ever really felt that there was something in me, as a girl who would grow up to be a woman, that was powerful.

The Hot 5 -- Books People Are Talking About This Week, or Should Be

The National Book Review | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

When the Fed talks, everyone listens. So there will doubtless be a large audience for this soon-to-be released account by former Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Dorit Sasson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction whether it's a novel or short story is just as important as finishing it. This is part of the writer's journey!

Review: A Cuban-American Novel on the Pain of Living in Two Worlds

The National Book Review | Posted 09.27.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

Make Your Home Among Strangers tells the story of Lizet, a young daughter of Cuban immigrants. She has applied to the prestigious Rawlings College in secret, thinking her family would be thrilled at her admission.

Will Movies and TV Shows Eventually Kill the Written Word?

Warren Adler | Posted 09.25.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

As a longtime practitioner of the art of fiction writing and a committed reader of the works of others, I have been thinking a great deal about the impact of the proliferating film/TV industry on the future of reading.

This Is What America Would Look Like If We Ran Out Of Water

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts

Rumbling slow like a deadly tidal wave, a dry expanse of earth expands each day, conquering the once-fertile land it encounters. This is what an almo...

6 Books To Curl Up With This Fall | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.22.2015 | OWN

Ring in the new season with these twisted fantasies, profound autobiographies and vivid collections of short stories. Also on HuffPost: ...

Suspense and Medicine: A Conversation with Author Sandra Block

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.18.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Sandra Block's latest novel, The Girl Without a Name, follows the medical resident, Zoe Goldman from her suspense debut, Little Black Lies.

Godzilla and Grandma: Where the Night Winds Take You

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

Taking a walk late at night has a wonderful effect on me -- on my sleep, my dreams, and my creativity. A couple of weeks ago, I walked home from our l...

Pregnant Marissa Mayer Overwhelmed by Outpouring of Heartfelt Insults

Prabha Kannan | Posted 09.11.2015 | Comedy
Prabha Kannan

A spokesperson for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced today that Mayer is overwhelmed by the outpouring of heartfelt insults in response to her announcement that she is pregnant and plans to take a limited maternity leave. S

Make Your Scenes Earn Their Way

Brooke Warner | Posted 09.10.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

Next time you sit down to write, start a new scene with intention. Consider the scene's purpose. In fiction the scene might simply be about driving forward the plot. In memoir the scene might be a way to further articulate your themes, to drive home ideas and takeaways that satisfy the reader.

Hold the Dark: An Interview With William Giraldi

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"Wolves are our most mythologized animals. We've made monsters of them but they're intensely dignified, intensely talented, master predators. Our ancestors learned much from watching their packs, and we recognized ourselves in those packs."

The Addictive Thriller That Has Everyone Talking

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.08.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

Computer passwords have gotten so complicated. Gone are the days that "abc123" would suffice. Now they want you to have a minimum number of characters, but some have to be capitalized and some have to be lowercase.

Book Review: The Amazing Racist

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 09.05.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

The Amazing Racist is Tenduf-La's first novel; he's off to a good start. The author knows how to tell a compelling story that's also accessible and fun. Readers looking for an easy, amusing read are likely to enjoy this one.

The Settler: A Chat With Orit Arfa

Varda Epstein | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion
Varda Epstein

It's ten years since Israel, under late prime minister Ariel Sharon, expelled over 11,000 Jews from their homes in Gaza and parts of Samaria. The government called this plan the "Disengagement.

Lies and the Hills We Climb to Escape Them: A Conversation with Author Sonja Yoerg

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Sonja Yoerg returns to this theme in her amazing new novel, The Middle of Somewhere, which follows a young widow, Liz, as she grapples with both the mountains of the California Sierra and the prospect of a future with her boyfriend, Dante.

Brian Keene Talks About Stephen King, Ghoul and Why Horror Matters

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Brian Keene has written over 40 books, including 2003's The Rising, which is often credited with inspiring pop culture's zombie craze. His public speaking engagements have taken him everywhere from college campuses to inside the headquarters of the CIA.

Book Review: Minute Zero

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Minute Zero by Todd Moss is a diplomatic thriller set in Zimbabwe. Protagonist Judd Ryker, head of a special unit within the U.S. Department of State, is sent to the troubled country just before a presidential election. An authoritarian is being challenged in his quest to continue in power.

The Words After War Interview With Jesse Goolsby By Siobhan Fallon

Words After War | Posted 08.28.2015 | Books
Words After War

"Opening in Afghanistan, the book follows three U.S. soldiers as they return to their families in small towns across America. Births, deaths, marriages, friendships and time pass, but the three men are forever connected by one dark moment."