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Irvine Welsh Talks to The Book Doctors About Writing, America, Rejection and the 'Sex Lives of Siamese Twins'

David Henry Sterry | Posted 03.25.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

This book is very different. First of all, it's set in sun-splashed Miami, where Mr. Welsh currently has one of his residences. It's also written from the perspective of two women. And two women who couldn't be much different from each other. I must confess, I loved this book. I devoured it in a weekend

Target Churchill: How Persistence Gave Birth to a Bestselling Thriller

Warren Adler | Posted 03.04.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

Every novelist is asked where they get their ideas. I have spent many years reflecting on that mystery with most of my work. Target Churchill is an exception. It came via a person, a persistent messenger who, like Winston Churchill, never surrendered.

What Witches Have in Common (Hint: It's Not the Hat)

Katherine Howe | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Katherine Howe

Witches are tricky. If I say the word "witch" to you, I suspect an immediate image comes to mind. It involves a broomstick, a hat, an ill-tempered fel...

A Writer's Guide to Being a Writer 6: The Influencer - The Loudest Voice in the Room

Dan Miles | Posted 12.27.2014 | Books
Dan Miles

I like to think everyone has a superpower; a special gift that they're born with; like my friend Chris for instance who can get an entire Satsuma under his foreskin.

A Writer's Guide - Part 5: Why "I'm Just Being Realistic" are the Worst Words in The English Language

Dan Miles | Posted 12.20.2014 | Books
Dan Miles

It's been ten weeks since my novel Filthy Still was released and nine since it went bestseller and I am no closer to figuring out how I managed it than I was eight weeks ago.

A Writers Guide to Being a Writer - Part 4 - Welcome to the Fourth Estate

Dan Miles | Posted 12.12.2014 | Books
Dan Miles

Kay, my acid-toned and perpetually vexed marketing guru, claimed this week that her daughter Lily was better at book marketing than I am. Which was a bold claim, considering Lily is two weeks old.

A Writers Guide to Being a Writer Part 3: Using Social Media, or I'll Like You If You Like Me

Dan Miles | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books
Dan Miles

The problem is we've reached 'Like' saturation. Every time we access social media we're asked to comment, follow, respond, reply, and share. To like is to associate, to comment is to involve ourselves, to share is to take ownership.

'The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray', 'Foolish Hearts': Gay Love and Marriage?

Janet Mason | Posted 06.02.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

Love makes the world go round. And when it comes to LGBT civil rights, love is what all the fuss is all about. Two recent books from Cleis Press (both published in 2013) brought the idea of love to the forefront of my mind, in very different ways.

Why I Love Nick Hornby

Andrea Grossman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

You can't be a great writer without being a great reader. We know why Nick Hornby is such a terrific novelist, screenwriter and columnist: it's not only what he reads, but how he reads.

Are The Kardashians The Modern Day Bennets?

Hanna Flint | Posted 12.10.2012 | Home
Hanna Flint

It's not too much of a stretch to consider the Kardashian clan as the modern day Bennet family, but for the sake of the youngest members let's hope it's not too late to rewrite their story.

Vintage Covers Of ‘The Phantom Tollbooth' From All Over The World

Posted 12.25.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: Today marks the 50th anniversary of Norton Juster’s classic surreal children’s book, "The Phantom Tollbooth," so needless to s...