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10 Ideal Book Characters Who Should Exist in Real Life

Meira Bienstock | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

These 10 fictional book characters truly battle their demons with humility and stick to their beliefs no matter what anyone says.

7 Books The Internet Spoiled For Everyone

Zola Books | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Zola Books

No one reads in a vacuum anymore, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Thanks to the Internet, movie and TV adaptations, and particularly fervent social media statuses, more than ever we inevitably know something about the books we're reading before we crack any spines.

Be a Girl Who Writes

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 07.11.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

Be a girl who writes because you'll better understand when life throws unexpected hurdles in your way -- as plot twists give us necessary segues -- and because you'll know that some relationships need to end when there are no more plotlines left to have between two people.

Does Literary Fiction Challenge Racial Stereotypes?

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Reading literary fiction can be highly pleasurable, but does it also make you a better person? Conventional wisdom and intuition lead us to believe that reading can indeed improve us. However, we may overestimate the capacity of literary fiction to foster moral improvement

Astonished: An Interview With Beverly Donofrio

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"You can choose the way you think of the upsets; you can look for ways the pain can help you grow."

Don't Start Me Talkin' with Tom Williams

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Tom Williams is the author of Don't Start Me Talkin', a novel from Curbside Splendor.

Creative Writing Program or Creative Writing Mill? Effectiveness and Outcomes For Female And Minority Writing Program Students

Rae Bryant | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Rae Bryant

How well does your creative writing program rank in job placement and graduate publication placement? How does your writing program address gender and diversity?

Fast and Furious: Novels, the Media and Our Changing World

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

While the blending of genres and multiple technologies is fine, some elements of experience seem to suffer. Things are being dumbed (and numbed) down.

An Appreciation of George Eliot

Dave Astor | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Dave Astor

Back in college, I started Middlemarch but put down that sprawling book after just a couple dozen pages. I guess I was too young and inexperienced to really appreciate a fictional work of that magnitude.

Our Brains on Art

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Beginning with the power of fiction, there is a growing body of scholarship on the relationship between neuroscience and literature, often referred to as literary neuroscience.

YA Historical Fiction for Downton Abbey Fans

Lisa Parkin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

As we have some waiting to do until Downton Abbey Season 5 premieres, let's get our fill of rich period dramas elsewhere.

Reading To Kill a Mockingbird With My Daughter

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

Her voice carried the panic of a swimmer recognizing the undertow too late. She thrashed against the words, terrified of drowning in them.

The Greek House Goes Hotel Living

Ioannis Pappos | Posted 04.21.2014 | Books
Ioannis Pappos

Met with painter and memoirist Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff at New York's Ace Hotel. Slouched in bohemian sofas, we discussed our seemingly opposi...

Interview With Christina Baker Kline: #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Orphan Train

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Are you a survivor? "I actually prefer the term 'veteran.' I am a veteran of trauma and many other things."

Margery Walshaw: A Literary Manager Talks About Publishing and the Road Ahead

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Initially, I wanted to help first time screenwriters get a foothold in Hollywood. I came to also represent novelists as many of my screenwriting clients dabbled in both genres. My earliest success stories came with setting up the film and television adaptation rights of my clients' novels.

Where Is the American Writer Writing About America in Pakistan?

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.15.2014 | Books
Ethan Casey

It's like the proverbial tree falling in a forest: If an American writer engages with the American empire, but no American readers read it, is the writer still engaging with the empire?

Rachel Sherman's First Hurt

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Rachel Sherman holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the 25 Books to Remember in 2006 by the New York Public Library.

People of Color Do Survive the Apocalypse: 5 Books You Should Read

Olivia Cole | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Olivia Cole

In case you've ever looked at the whitewashed array of dystopian and post-apocalyptic books that line the shelves and asked yourself, "Do people of color survive the apocalypse?" the answer is yes. Read these books.

Over the Pond We Go: Fiction Writer Paul McVeigh Talks Plotting

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Paul McVeigh has written plays that have toured the UK and Ireland as well as comedy for stand-ups, including shows in London's West End and the Edinb...

The 10 Worst Things You Can Say to a Writer During a Book Launch

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

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.

Reasons to Be Happy: Interview With Katrina Kittle

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

I spent most of my life longing for the ability to write full time, and only when I was able to write full time did I realize the seed for every single one of my novels had been planted by an experience in a non-writing-related job I'd had.

Sisters and Brothers and Fiction

Dave Astor | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
Dave Astor

What are your favorite works of literature with memorable sibling relationships?

Follow Your Fantasy: Reshaping Erotica in a Post-Fifty Shades World

Jennifer Walker | Posted 05.27.2014 | Books
Jennifer Walker

In a post-Fifty Shades world, erotica has metaphorically climaxed as a genre all over the publishing industry, but with publishers on the look out for...

"You're Edgy and Irritable" My Wife Says

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My characters and their dynamisms derive from some hidden (or maybe not-so-well buried) place within me. I cannot "leave them behind" at the office.

My Advice Is to Ignore My Advice

G. Doucette | Posted 05.18.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

If you're struggling, it isn't because you're doing this wrong, because there isn't a wrong way to do it. If you're struggling, it might be because writing a novel is difficult.