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Virginia Woolf

A Master of Fiction Weaves Together Three Women's Lives

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.02.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Sarah Woodruff | Off the Shelf No amount of description or praise can do justice to Michael Cunningham's words. My own copy of The Hours is underl...

An Astonishing Novel That Continues to Inspire

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.19.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

I was mesmerized not only by the gorgeousness of Virginia Woolf's prose but by the fluidity of the narrator's movement, the seamless way my attention was carried from one consciousness to another, the elegant subjectivity of the content.

The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2015 | Books
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

It happens that the right book of the moment shows up right on your doorstep: The Social Sex: A history of Female Friendship, by Marilyn Yalom, co-written with Theresa Donovan Brown, was presented fresh off the press at my favorite local bookstore, The Book Passage, in Corte Madera.

13 Bookish Movies Now Streaming on Netflix

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.19.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

As book lovers, we tend to be skeptical about film adaptations, but we are fans of both the thirteen books on this list and their cinematic counterparts. Read the book, then stream the movie. Netflix is a marvelous thing.

The 2 Kinds of Morning Writer

Sarah Stodola | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Sarah Stodola

While researching my book Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors, one of the most important habits I gauged was the time of day that successful authors get their writing done. Not surprisingly, more writers I studied do their best work in the morning than at any other time.

The Forgotten Life Of The Woman Who Inspired Virginia Woolf

Matthew Dennison | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Matthew Dennison

English aristocrat Vita Sackville-West was a great writer manqué. Posterity has chosen to applaud the genius of her plantsmanship at her garden at Si...

Writing and Solitude

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 05.13.2015 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

Writing is a solitary pursuit. There's something of the loneliness of the long distance runner in it. It often feels like an extreme sport. Hour after hour after hour of solitude. Time passing quickly if the work is going well, crawling if it's not.

Why Virginia Woolf Should Be Your Feminist Role Model

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.26.2015 | Books

Although Virginia Woolf is now accepted as a major writer and an early feminist, her work wasn't embraced or widely anthologized until nearly 50 years...

Priya Parmar On Her New Novel: 'It May Not Be The Virginia Woolf That You Have In Your Head'

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books

A century after the Bloomsbury group’s heyday, the wildly talented group of artists, authors and critics is often best remembered as the social circ...

Should You Scrap that Novel? Maybe Not

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

There is always a point, about 250 pages into writing a novel, where I want to set fire to it.

Michael Brown, Son, Student 'Thug'?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.

The Many (Portrait) Faces of Virginia Woolf

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." Virginia Woolf wrote those memorable words back in the late 1920s, ref...

A Century of Mass Slaughter

William Astore | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
William Astore

This August marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. That "Great War" was many things, but it was most certainly a war of machines, of dreadnought battleships and "Big Bertha" artillery, of newfangled airplanes and tortoise-like tanks.

The Book About Nothing Is the Perfect Book: Virginia Woolf Writes of Utopia (or the No Place)

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

When I think of Virginia Woolf, I think of her commitment to such a process: the duality of the possible and impossible, working to locate patterns of consciousness rather than sequences of events in the external world.

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

Girls Run the World By Writing It

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

n a media culture that often dictates, demeans and disenfranchises girls and women, that pits us against one another, infantilizes or downright ignores our imprints on culture, the power of women telling stories should not be underestimated.

'57 at 57: Missing Parents

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Elizabeth Gregory

1957 was 57 years ago this year, and as I move through my first Mother's Day without my mom in the world, I know my loneliness is shared by millions of motherless women and men, boomers and non-boomers alike

What Kind of Fiction Do You Love to Read or Write? Maybe It's Time to Push the Genre Envelope

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

Is my novel a mystery? Is it literary fiction? Yes, and yes. But it's still considered women's fiction in the marketplace.

What Dreams May Come, or Feelin' Drowsy

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

This winter, I developed an odd napping habit. As I described to my doctor, this new habit is different from my lifelong affection for the pleasures of plush pillows, soft blankets and high thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets (preferably Italian, if we're sharing pillow talk).

Virginia Woolf's Wisdom On The World Is Just The Inspiration You Need Today

Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Through her books' pages, Virginia Woolf invited millions of readers to evaluate how they view dreaming, themselves and the world. Whether it's about ...

Spring Eavesdropping

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Just as a cool breeze can suddenly emerge, I sensed a change between my park bench neighbors. His arm remained draped over her shoulder, but his tone shifted abruptly. "You told me it was over," he asserted forcefully.

The Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cookie Recipe That Got Me Through A Stressful Day

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

You would think that going away for a long weekend with your girlfriends would insure you returned home relaxed and happy to see your teenagers. And I was initially thrilled to see my kids. I missed them a lot.

Needs a Rewrite: Great Authors' First Draft Revisions

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.06.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

"Moby Dick" Herman Melville "Call me the whale guy a hansom cab Steve Ishmael." "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway "He was an old man ...

Single Ladies' Dayna Lynne North: A TV Scribe to Watch

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

In an industry that has been difficult for women writers to establish themselves, let alone non-white writers, Dayna Lynne North has cemented a reputation as a significant voice in the growing ranks of terrific African-American TV writer/producers.

Fact or Fiction? 9 Unusual Author Deaths

Oliver Tearle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Sometimes authors don't shuffle off this mortal coil quietly or -- for want of a better word -- normally. Sometimes they meet a sticky and untimely end, and sometimes myths build up around an author's demise and we come to accept legend as fact.