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10 Words Every Writer Needs To Know

Oliver Tearle | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Here are ten unusual words that sum up the writing experience, and our attitudes to writing, in one way or another.

'Murder 101' A Talk With Faye Kellerman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Faye Kellerman is the bestselling author of 26 novels, 22 of which feature the husband and wife team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. Murder 101 is the twenty-second Decker-Lazarus novel.

Wrestling With the Wrath of Writer's Block

Heather Hummel | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Heather Hummel

Staring at a blank page and not having the words flow the way they did last week, or even yesterday, is every writer's nightmare. To help out, I tracked down willing writers of various genres who have faced the plague of writer's block, and who were willing to share their cures or tips for preventative maintenance.

Orhan Pamuk: A Museum For The Person, Not For Power

The World Post | Nathan Gardels & Katherine Keating | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

Dostoevsky was both a Western and a non-Western writer. He just despised Occidentalists who despised their own people. Dostoevsky believed, like I do, that Westernization, or now globalization, is inevitable, but it must not lead to the repression of the past, of ordinary people and their culture.

The Success Story of a Failed Novelist

Nina Badzin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Women
Nina Badzin

Those novels were not meant to be. Those agents weren't meant to be. That's not the kind of writing I want to do anymore.

A Novel Experience

Steven Petite | Posted 02.19.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

While not a particularly long game, The Novelist is an unforgettable experience that begs to be replayed. From observing family interactions, to watching them alone, the Kaplan family comes to life.

Why We Write Romance Novels

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.03.2013 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I'm currently at work on my eighth novel (!), and I'm finding that each bo...

Social Media for Social Good: Emily Giffin's Pay It Forward Program

Daniel Vahab | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Daniel Vahab

It all started with one simple post. Last August, New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin offered to give away two copies of her new book, Where We Belong, on Facebook to people who could not afford the $15 cost.

Mourning The Death Of Novelist Erica Kennedy

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women

Erica Kennedy, author of the novels Bling and Feminista and a feminist icon to many, was found dead at her home on June 13. Her cause of death has not...

The Plight of the Mainstream Novelist

Warren Adler | Posted 01.22.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

Lost in the conversation of the impact of eBooks is the plight of the mainstream novelist, who writes books that fit no genre category but nevertheless represent the crown jewels of the authorial world, the lynchpin of the trade publishing business.

My Mother's Books

M.J. Rose | Posted 07.07.2011 | Books
M.J. Rose

There's no question, I am a writer because of my mother's love of books. Until doing this list I didn't realize how much of who I am and what I write about was influenced by the books she loved.

Novelist Walks Into a Bar or Facebook or Wherever

Julianna Baggott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Julianna Baggott

I know I'm supposed to feel guilty for wanting people to buy my books. But, after a decade of hand-wringing and apologies, I can't quite muster the guilt anymore. I'm not a drug dealer.

Karen Russell on the Persistence of the Novelist

Brian Gresko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Brian Gresko

Karen Russell -- a rising star in the literary world -- speaks about her writing process and the trials and tribulations she encountered when writing her debut novel Swamplandia!

Mohammed Hanif's AfPak: A Case of Exploding Absurdities (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

Mohammed Hanif, the Pakistani novelist, is observing from Karachi that "even the believers" don't believe in the war in Afghanistan anymore.

Guardian First Book Award

BBC News | Paul Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The shortlist of titles for the Guardian First Book award has been announced. But even before deliberations reached this stage, the prize has become t...

Hollywood Heartbreaks

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

When your novel gets published, you can't help dreaming about that phone call from Hollywood with a seven-figure offer to bring your story to the silver screen. I've had that dream four times.

Dennis Lehane: Between Dorchester Ave and Sunset Boulevard (VIDEO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christopher Lydon

Dennis Lehane so rules the neighborhood of Noir ("Nwaaah," as we say in Boston) that he gets street credit for work he didn't write, like "The Departe...

Gail Godwin's 'Solo Notes' Journal: Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Narrative Magazine: Gail Godwin is the author of thirteen novels--three of which have been nominated for the National Book Award--two collections of s...

Pick Me! A Call for a Literary Draft

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matt Stewart

Why couldn't one enterprising publisher, or rich guy, or Amazon, set up a literary talent development system modeled on the NFL draft to discover the next Junot Diaz?

Friendship by the Book: Pieces of Happily Ever After

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Journalist and author Irene Zutell's latest novel sensitively captures the inevitable struggles that women face: infidelity, divorce, achieving independence, losing friends and making them.

Raymond Federman, Beckett Scholar and Novelist, Dead

The New York Times | MARGALIT FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Raymond Federman, a French-born scholar, critic and avant-garde novelist whose work sought to straddle the boundary between fiction and reality -- and...

My Conversation with Senator Jim Webb

Charlie Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Rose

2008-07-22-webbrose.jpgI spoke with Webb about how he sees the challenges facing America and the future of the Democratic party.