You haven't stolen any of my readers, nor bumped me from the front table at Barnes & Noble. Rather, you have been a life-giver. Authors like you actually bring more readers to our books.
Justin Kassab graduated in 2009 to the worst job market since the Great Depression: the end of the world didn't look so bad. To pass his time of being...
How many rejection letters can one person take? They are our version of the torn Achilles before the big game, the participation medals and last place finishes. But still, like that flying tomato boy, we go on.
J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, has been in the news quite frequent as of late, due to her recent comments regarding Harry and Hermione's relationship and her wishing that they ended up together. Her comments were polarizing as many fans were shocked that Rowling could say such a thing.
JK Rowling said WHAT? "That's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clingi...
The work you take on, the people you spend time with, the relationships that you enter -- do any or all of these further your personal story along, or are they a hinderance? Just because you can attract that hot, young pop-tart or start that new business doesn't mean you necessarily should.
JK Rowling has given away about 160 million dollars. That's a lot of good being done by one very good, talented and successful person. You might, th...
For me, probably the biggest motivator to go for it is regret. I don't want to look back and regret not trying something. I don't want to be "alone with my dreams of yesteryear," thinking coulda, woulda, shoulda. While I may never be juggling fire or swords, at least I gave it a shot.
What if reading Elmore Leonard, F. Scott Fitzgerald or any great author could help you find a job?Sounds crazy. Or at best a gimmick. Until you start thinking about what really helps people find jobs.
I'm all for saying read what you want (but I'll also add that everyone should buy my authors' books, too, and I hope these books get read as well as bought).
See there is this problem with the book publishing industry: the readers. I'm sure many people have told you that readers are an asset, but these people would be lying to you.
We're halfway through America's annual television obsession, Shark Week. Believe it or not, the whole idea originally came out of some impromptu brain...
The Cuckoo's Calling, a private detective novel about a down-on-his-luck P.I. investigating the (perhaps) suspicious death of a celebrity (whose nickname was Cuckoo), is a very good piece of detective fiction.
For J.K. Rowling, the act of anonymity represented a big action -- she went to great lengths to remain behind the curtain of a pseudonym -- but it also was a way for her to appear small, and to give pleasure without the burden of fame.
Knowing the book was written by the author of the mega-successful Harry Potter books did change my perspective -- but just a bit. There are certainly some notes that will be familiar to anyone who read the adventures of Harry & Co.
The benefits of risk-taking aren't just abstract ideas people hope for. Many great successes in our world come from people or groups taking risks. How do we know which risks are the right ones to take?
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