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Why Writers Write

One Writer's Homage to Booksellers, Librarians and Readers

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.05.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

Launching your first novel is exciting because you don't know what to expect. It's a big deal that you've published a book at all. Sending subsequent books into the world is still a big deal -- we're living the dream, right? -- but in some ways it's even more intimidating.

Why Crime-Thriller Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.12.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

They always say write what you know, but I prefer to write what I love. And they always say, write the kind of book you would love to read. So, I write crime fiction.

A Fine Soft Day For A Writer In Ireland

Deborah Swiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Deborah Swiss

It had been raining off and on as we made our way from Galway, along the Ring of Kerry, to charming Cahersiveen. The grey-blue sky and rolling mist gave the green fields the magical look that defines the west of Ireland. It's what the Irish affectionately call "a fine soft day."

Don't Forget the Willy Warmer: A Writer's Journey to New Zealand

Deborah Swiss | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books
Deborah Swiss

"Hello happy people." That's a salutation you don't see every day. It was an email from book buyer Colette Doherty and my first clue about Kiwi culture.

A Writer's Journey Through Oz

Deborah Swiss | Posted 04.29.2012 | Books
Deborah Swiss

Aussies proudly read more books per capita than anywhere in the world. Despite this impressive statistic, Australia is aiming to fill its literacy gaps and extend the rewards of reading to every citizen.

Writers Wednesday: Famous Authors On Why They Write

| Posted 12.28.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: All writers hit a slump sometimes. Life distracts. Momentum peters out. It happens. Here’s what fuels the fire fo...