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6 Tips to Improve Your Writing Game (Without a Degree!)

Katie Kiaunis | Posted 04.12.2017 | Home
Katie Kiaunis

I realized that when you devote your entire life to something, it can become much harder and actually stifle your creativity. So instead, I've spent the last four years figuring out ways to become a better novelist on nights, weekends and occasional holidays.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 22

Digital Book World | Posted 01.26.2015 | Home
Digital Book World

It's only been a little over a week since Amazon and Hachette buried the hatchet, so it's likely premature to see much change for the publisher's titles on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. Still, Hachette titles do appear to have gained a bit of ground

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 15

Digital Book World | Posted 01.19.2015 | Home
Digital Book World

There are quite a number of new titles on this week's list -- four of them within the top ten -- and most are by best-selling authors like Nora Roberts, Tess Gerritsen and Stephen King.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 8

Digital Book World | Posted 01.12.2015 | Home
Digital Book World

Self-published titles comprise twenty percent of this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, the same share as last week. But now three of them are inside the top ten.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 1

Digital Book World | Posted 01.05.2015 | Home
Digital Book World

Gillian Flynn's hit Gone Girl trades places with Gray Mountain by John Grisham, ending its six-week run at the top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 25

Digital Book World | Posted 12.29.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

Self-published titles make a strong showing on this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. Penelope Ward's Stepbrother Dearest remains inside the top ten, scooting up a couple of places into the No. 4 spot this week.

Exclusive: Jodi Picoult on Elephants, Politics and the Paranormal

Chris Sosa | Posted 12.28.2014 | Home
Chris Sosa

With "Leaving Time," which debuted as the best-selling fiction book in the U.S., Picoult highlights the plight of elephants, specifically their targeting by humans. The novel is pointed in its assessment.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 18

Digital Book World | Posted 12.22.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

Gone Girl rounds out its fifth week at the top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List as Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time debuts at No. 2.

Religion Unites and Divides

Martin Marty | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

We had no trouble finding war-level conflicts inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Gush Emunim in Israel, and other "sects" in conflicts where killing went on. Where were the matching stories in contemporary America?

4 Steps to Talking with Your Children About Tragedy

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

A lot of us have a tendency to not talk about tragedy with our children. And that is only natural. We want to protect them more than anything. We want them to never feel fear. But in this digital age, children will find out about world events.

Dad Gets Arrested After Protesting Book Being Read At Daughter's High School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents

One New Hampshire parent was apparently so opposed to a book assigned at his daughter’s school that he was willing to get arrested over it. Willi...

The Elevator Tweet

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 09.21.2013 | Home
Jocelyn Kelley

Agents, editors and publishers will tell you that the key to successfully selling your book is to master the art of the elevator pitch.

In Bonnets or Sweat Pants, We're Cultural Historians

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Home
Holly Robinson

Whatever subjects we choose, as women writers we are cataloging historical and cultural events in ways that go far deeper than the two-dimensional stories told by photographs. We get into the heads of our audience in ways that movies still can't.

The Storyteller Is Less Than Picoult's Best

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.29.2013 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

Jodi Picoult has proven with her series of novels that she is a great storyteller. Now she has written a book about storytellers that is titled The Storyteller.

Authors Caught Between Inky Mom & Paper Dad

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.26.2013 | Home
Randy Susan Meyers

Judging from how much the order for my new novel, The Comfort of Lies, was reduced, I am firmly in the "lesser known" camp of writers in the standoff between Barnes & Noble and Simon & Schuster.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 11: A Storyteller?

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 05.18.2013 | Home
Catherine McKenzie

Part historical fiction, part international mystery, part contemporary romance, part vampire, this book felt like Schindler's List, Bernard Schlink's The Reader, the Twilight Series, Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl and The Book Thief in a blender.

Writing Idols: Jodi Picoult

A.J. Walkley | Posted 05.14.2013 | Home
A.J. Walkley

It was a brief conversation, but one I will never forget. I left overjoyed that I was able to make a dream of mine come true -- and inspired to keep writing myself.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 10: Searching for a Silver Lining

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 05.11.2013 | Home
Catherine McKenzie

The book is full of humor -- it is funnier than the movie -- and the ending is just different enough from the movie that I didn't feel like I was wasting my time in reading it.

Jodi Picoult: Why She Writes, Advice To Writers

Posted 01.30.2013 | Home

The following is an excerpt from the new book Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do. The book is compiled of essays f...

What Becomes a Hollywood Legend Most? Oscar 2013 Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan Talk Money, Sex, and Power

Tomas Mournian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tomas Mournian

Meron and Zadan's partnership initially took shape in New York City at the Public Theater, where, working for producer Joe Papp, they adopted the legendary producer's forward-looking ethos of color-blind casting and championing minority writers.

'Sisters Make The Best Friends In The World'

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2012 | Teen

Sunday, August 5th marks Sisters Day. Even when your sister drives you crazy, it's tough to forget the moments that will have you cracking up together...

Hey Writer! What's Your Brand?

Holly Robinson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Holly Robinson

When did writers start being brands? This question led me through a maze of other squirrely musings. If you write a memoir, are you forever a memoirist? What happens if a thriller writer dares to try his hand at romance?

Romance Writers and the 50 Shades of Happy Endings

Elise Sax | Posted 09.21.2012 | Home
Elise Sax

Romance writers are supportive of each other. They are the Sisterhood of the Traveling Laptops, quick to lend a hand or writing tip to an up-and-coming author. They jump at the chance to encourage their colleagues. They are also fans.

Sam Parker

Jodi Picoult: 'My Advice Is Not To Self Publish' | Sam Parker | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home

Jodi Picoult, the outspoken author of 'ethical fiction,' has written 19 novels and topped The New York Times bestseller list on five different occasio...

What Do Writers Want? Everything.

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.05.2012 | Home
Lev Raphael

Roxane Gay recently pointed out in Salon that all our discussions about whether women writers like best selling Jennifer Weiner don't get enough press...