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Gone Girl Withdrawal: 11 Books to Read if You Love Gillian Flynn

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

You blazed through Gone Girl. You ran out and bought Sharp Objects and Dark Places and read them in two sleepless nights. Now your sleepless nights are spent yearning for another Gillian Flynn book.

17 Screenwriting Lessons From Stephen King

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment

Stephen King's On Writing is one of the best writing resources that any writer can get their hands on -- even screenwriters. Yes, King's wise words are written primarily in reference to writing literature, however, many of his now famous quotes from the book can be easily applied to screenwriting.

Brian Keene Talks About Stephen King, Ghoul and Why Horror Matters

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Brian Keene has written over 40 books, including 2003's The Rising, which is often credited with inspiring pop culture's zombie craze. His public speaking engagements have taken him everywhere from college campuses to inside the headquarters of the CIA.

Is Writer's Block Really So Bad? No, and Here's Why

Kristen Houghton | Posted 08.25.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Writer's block is the dreaded mental stumbling block many authors have come to fear. You know, the awful feeling you have when your usually prolific talent with words hits a verbal roadblock?

11 Fantastic Audiobooks You Can't Miss

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.25.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

To this day, I'm hard-pressed to think of an experience as simple yet as satisfying as listening to a beautiful story read aloud. They say a picture's worth a thousand words, but judging by the immersive experience these 11 audiobooks give us, a sound can be worth a whole lot more.

Psychology in Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.17.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Over the last few years, I've been writing fiction. For decades, I've been a psychiatrist. As a novelist, I now write with a reader's sensibility, and read with a writer's eye. I'm struck by the degree to which fiction and psychology share certain crucial elements.

'Under the Dome' Is Summer Fun

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Under the Dome is great lightweight summer entertainment. For sure the CBS series, based on the novel by Stephen King, isn't meant to be taken seriously. That doesn't mean it is in the "Sharknado" category, but it also does mean this isn't The Good Wife.

Book Review: The Insect Farm By Stuart Prebble

Rob Taub | Posted 07.21.2015 | Books
Rob Taub

This is in no way a murder mystery. It's more of a lesson that people and circumstances are not always what they seem, especially Roger, who is too often mistaken for a 'half-wit."

The Stars of The 1,000 Page Club

Steven Petite | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

While we live in an era where a large portion of the population likely dedicates a vast majority of their leisurely reading time glossing over 140 character snippets from friends, family, and celebrities via Twitter, there is an alternative for brave individuals, the novel.

Success Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Lacey Johnson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

It's easy to say "well, life got in the way," but such an explanation is never entirely accurate. Life gets in everyone's way, but the only obstacle stopping one from achieving their dreams is a decision to drop the towel and walk away. It's going to get hard. You're going to get impatient.

Novels About Novelists

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

I can't resist a good infidelity story. I can rarely refuse the intricacies of inter-racial love (Meeting of the Waters by Kim Mclarin,) or a memoir about substance abuse (Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Adapted Into Reality

Steven Petite | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

Movie adaptations, for book lovers at least, simultaneously bring feelings of excitement and fear. Will the movie stay true to the book? Will it project off of the screen as it did when the words entered the mind?

Defining Popular -- Not What You Think It Means

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.29.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

Stepping away from my typical brooding and introspection--such as it is--about my own life, I find myself incrankulous (incredulous + cranky) about the latest news to sweep the publishing industry.

Great Conversations: Bryan Singer

Alex Simon | Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

I interviewed filmmaker Bryan Singer for Venice Magazine in late 1998 to discuss his Stephen King adaptation, Apt Pupil. It was somewhat awkward for me, as Bryan and I had been classmates at USC and he was both the first contemporary and first film school comrade I'd ever interviewed.

Reviewer Prejudice at the New York Times?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Reviewers like Maslin just don't know what they're missing, and they're cheating their readers. Stephen King made Maslin's list. Really? Readers would somehow have missed that he had a new book out?

'The Harvest Man:' A Conversation With Alex Grecian

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

"My books are occasionally called mysteries, but there's not a whole lot of mystery to them. They're police procedurals."

The Word Count Dilemma

Steven Petite | Posted 05.12.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Comparing yourself to prize winning and commercially successful novelists is not rational and can only lead to negative thoughts. Make goals, maintain them, and most importantly, write every day.

'The Dismantling': A Conversation With Brian DeLeeuw

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Brian DeLeeuw is a novelist and screenwriter. After graduating from Princeton, he received his MFA from The New School. His first novel, In This Way I Was Saved, was long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize. His second novel is The Dismantling.

'Black Scorpion': A Conversation with Jon Land

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Land's latest thriller, Black Scorpion: The Tyrant Reborn, is the second book featuring the character, Michael Tiranno, a myth-worthy hero created by Fabrizio Boccardi with whom Jon collaborates in this series.

How to Become a Creative Genius: Trade Secrets From Picasso, King and Einstein

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel DiPiazza

Today, we're going to explore the working processes of three of the world's most creative people: Pablo Picasso, Stephen King and Albert Einstein -- and learn how you can apply their creativity secrets directly to your own life.

Stephen King Explains What Indiana's Anti-LGBT Law Has In Common With A Dog Turd

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.31.2015 | Gay Voices

Stephen King might be a man of many words, but he kept his response to Indiana's new anti-gay law short and sweet. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's Relig...

Stephen King Demands Apology From Maine Gov

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

Stephen King is calling on Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) to "man up and apologize" for accusing the famed novelist of leaving the state to avoid paying i...

Abigail Thomas on Why She Hopes This Is Her Last Memoir

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 05.13.2015 | Books
Annie L. Scholl

Brief Interviews is a series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions.

A Brooklyn Clown Is Living His Dream

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Every clown has a story about when they knew they wanted to be a clown. Perhaps it was that first trip to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, or an insatiable desire to affect others through laughter.

No Remittance: Romney's Comeback and Fade-Out Illuminate a Curious Republican Presidential Race

William Bradley | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

How strange is it that Mitt Romney suddenly announced at the end of last week that he's out of a third presidential run he'd only recently spun up? No stranger than getting back into the fray in the first place.