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A Day in the Life of a Bestselling Novelist

Quora | Posted 07.27.2016 | Books

What does your daily routine look like? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people...

Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing, Two Forgotten Histories, and 2016 America

Ben Railton | Posted 07.14.2016 | Books
Ben Railton

In the course of its unique, multi-multi-generational structure, Yaa Gyasi's striking debut novel Homegoing (2016) moves through more than two centuri...

3 Books of Paris Past to Celebrate Bastille Day

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 07.14.2016 | Books
Meg Waite Clayton

Here in Paris, we're celebrating French independence today with parades along the Champs Élysées, air shows over the Tuileries Garden, free entry to the Louvre (surely the French stand alone in making their most famous museum not only open but free on their independence holiday), and fireworks at the Eiffel Tower.

The Joy of Killing: Good, Evil, And Everything Justifiable In Between

Catherine Goldberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Books
Catherine Goldberg

View post on imgur.comThe paperback edition of The Joy of Killing was released recently, but I wouldn't recommend taking Harry Maclean's first stab at...

Edith Wharton

Terence Clarke | Posted 06.26.2016 | Books
Terence Clarke

I have been a fan of Edith Wharton's work for a very long time, and I recently had the real pleasure of re-reading The Age of Innocence, The House of ...

America: Through The Eyes of A Nepali Writer

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
Rajan Thapaliya

As a result of releasing "JHOLA", a movie based on the literature of Krishna Dharabasi, the author of Great Falls visited 18 states in America; but his main objective was to understand American society. Great Falls is a travel novel which explores the journey of memoir in America.

An Old School Writer Adapts to the New Publishing Landscape

beth brophy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Books
beth brophy

This journey is forcing me to leave my comfort zone and push on. I'm hoping to prove that a dinosaur can adapt to her new terrain, and not succumb to extinction.

Why Aren't There More Honest Depictions Of Childbirth In Fiction?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

Some experiences in life divide us into those who have and those who have not. Those who have will always live with that experience, and those who hav...

Gone With The Wind At 80: Six Lessons For 2016 Writers

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books
Loretta Bolger Wish

Margaret Mitchell's path to success offers important lessons that hold true after eight decades of drastic changes in tastes, culture, mores, business and technology. Besides the obvious -- be a spellbinding storyteller -- here are six takeaways that may help other writers.

Should We Censor What Teens Read?

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 06.09.2016 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

I was walking back from my high school's audio-visual room with my English 9 students. We were all carrying our new class book, a memoir titled The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Five New Travel Books to Pack in Your Carry-On

Lena Desmond | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Lena Desmond

Summer's here--meaning it's time to cast away those crochet blankets, switch off that Netflix series, and seek out a sun-kissed adventure. Whether you...

What's with all the "Girls"

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.08.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

You can't help but notice the increasing number of novels being published containing the word Girl in their titles. Goodreads' latest tally shows 582...

'Monsters: A Love Story,' A Conversation with Liz Kay

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.07.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Michele O'Donnell Liz Kay holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska, where she received an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poetry has ...

10 Things All Aspiring Writers Should be Doing

Quora | Posted 06.06.2016 | Books

What are some writing tips for young aspiring authors? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ans...

The Dangers Of Girlhood And The Violence Of The Manson Family Collide In New Novel

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts

Evie Boyd had a crush on a boy, and she wanted him to notice. That he was older than her was no deterrent. Ever since he acknowledged her in a friend...

Stuck in the Middle: A Conversation with Ann Garvin

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

I Like you Just Fine When You Aren't Around by Ann Garvin captures that in-between place so many people find themselves in today where carrying for ag...

Michael Vance Gurley on Publishing His Historical Gay Hockey Novel

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Michael Vance Gurley when he won our Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for books) in Anderson's Bookshop (one of our favorite bookstores...

"The Passage" trilogy comes to an end in "The City of Mirrors"

Tony Buchsbaum | Posted 05.23.2016 | Books
Tony Buchsbaum

Six Junes ago, I read Justin Cronin's post-apocalyptic thriller, The Passage, and I was blown away. During my read I was amazed by the sheer volume of...

On Horses, My New Book Cover, and Coming Full Circle

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.22.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

My dad was a Navy officer, yet he was sent to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas when I was eleven years old. Yes, Kansas: not exactly a seafaring state. Dad's...

30 Inspiring Seuss-isms to Apply to Your Writing Journey

ScreenCraft | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Mental Health Struggles Feel Realer Than Real In This Touching Novel

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts

“What do you fear when you fear everything?” reflects Michael, a man consumed by an anxiety disorder he seems to have been born with. “Time pass...

Eric Jerome Dickey Talks About Being a Writer on Social Media and New Book, 'The Blackbirds'

Erika Hardison | Posted 04.26.2016 | Arts
Erika Hardison

If you are like me and you have been an avid reader of black novels for a long time you should be acquainted with the works of Eric Jerome Dickey. Before reality TV, Dickey wrote the characters that we could relate to through a realistic and sometimes comedic narrative.

Happy 200th Birthday, Charlotte Bronte!

S. F. Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2016 | Books
S. F. Siddiqui

I didn't know I loved Jane Eyre until I began teaching it. You would think that after hours of research and hundreds of student papers, there would be nothing new to say about a novel nearly two centuries old.

"Playing For the Devil's Fire" Puts a Face to the Victims of Mexico´s Narco Violence

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 04.20.2016 | Books
Lorraine C. Ladish

Occasionally, a book comes along that strikes a chord that reverberates across genre and its own intended audience. Phillippe Diederich's novel Playin...

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

Katie Kiaunis | Posted 04.11.2016 | Books
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.