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10 Things I've Learned as a Debut Novelist

Victoria Namkung | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Victoria Namkung

I have been a professional journalist and writer my entire adult life, but self-doubt is very real when you're stepping out of your comfort zone and writing 85,000 words of fiction versus an 800-word essay.

J.K. Rowling Empowers Writer To Turn Haterade Into Ammunition

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.18.2015 | Good News

J.K. Rowling recently offered a fan some magical words that we can all take to heart.  One of the "Harry Potter" author's fans, Twitter user Haga...

Constructive Tension (Ease vs. Ambition)

Robert Levithan | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert Levithan

At one point about a dozen years ago, I bought oceanfront property on a remote island in Bahia in Brazil. My imagined goal was to live much of the ye...

Daniel Kehlmann: On Facing the Blank Page

Louisiana Channel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Filling the blank page is agony." The German literary "wunderkind" Daniel Kehlmann, author of the international bestseller 'Measuring the World', p...

Joyce Carol Oates: On Facing the Blank Page

Louisiana Channel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Award-winning writer Joyce Carol Oates has no fear of the notorious 'blank page', as she simply never faces it: "By the time I come to a blank page,...

How Susan Cain Quit Her Job to Write

The Quiet Revolution | Susan Cain | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

When at age 33 I quit corporate law to become a writer, most people I knew, including my very own self, thought I was nuts. I’d dreamed of being a w...

The Autobiography of Oliver Sacks

David Edmund Moody | Posted 07.24.2015 | Books
David Edmund Moody

On the Move is the autobiography of neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. Many readers might be familiar with his work: Among other things, he wrote Aw...

How Bloggers and Freelancers Can Maintain Integrity

Rachael Yahne | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Rachael Yahne

As a freelancer, you have to be your own advocate. That means knowing when to demand compensation, when to work for free to further your cause, and when to stand by your original words. Keep your heart and action toward why you started writing in the first place and you'll be able to find a balance.

Confessions of a War Child: A Trilogy

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Chaker Khazaal

For the past three years, I have been writing a series of novels, published as a trilogy - Confessions of a War Child. As the final installment - Sa...

It's Time to Get Your Thriller on -- at ThrillerFest X

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 07.10.2015 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

For many interested in the book publishing industry, conferences are some of the best ways to keep up with the changes occurring in this field, get the latest inside information about new technologies and new upcoming publications, and keep in contact with existing colleagues and meet new ones.

Not Your Mother's James Baldwin

Chase Quinn | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices
Chase Quinn

A collage of song, multi-media and narrative poetry, Notes of a Native Song is as much an ode to the prolific artist and author of the essay Notes of a Native Son, as it is a critique of the canonization of Baldwin's work and the sterilization of his public image.

Are e-Books a Good Idea for Latino Authors?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
Daniel Cubias

It was not my intention to create a trilogy on Huffington Post about the Latino publishing scene, but that is what has happened. My previous two artic...

Fat Girl Walking: A Conversation with Author Brittany Gibbons

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

What if you looked at your daughter and saw yourself? Not only the good parts but all of the negative self-talk you heaped upon yourself since you emerged from childhood. What would you do to stop your daughter from carrying the weight of that nonsense?

Once Upon a Lyme: Starting the Conversation About Lyme Disease

Mark W. Guay | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Lyme Disease has grown to epidemic proportions with more than 300,000 new cases annually in the U.S. alone.

Call Me What You Like; They Call Me 'Mom'

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Lulu Salavegsen

Most of those moments depart as swiftly as they arrive because we can't find a sock, or a school form needs to be signed while a reading level book gets sounded out.

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

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.18.2015 | 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

Astoria Characters: The All-Around Activist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.25.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Even when he's not raising his furious fist to the sky, Mickey Z. is outstanding in the crowd. That's something to say because as a political activist, he's in so many.

Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wifi: Confessions of A Retired Cyber Slut

Danielle Sinay | Posted 04.11.2015 | Women
Danielle Sinay

I was asked to share what I'm working on and I don't really remember what I said. I know I discussed my boyfriend, and ex-boyfriends, then in an attempt to redeem myself for the word vomit made fun of myself by introducing my "writing vibe" as "chill slut."

Women in Business Q&A: Kate White

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kate White is an internationally known expert on leadership and success and a New York Times bestselling author of several influential books on work a...

Langston Hughes' 113th Birthday Honored Through Cool Google Doodle

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

Google on Sunday celebrated what would have been the 113th birthday of famed African-American poet and social activist Langston Hughes through a power...

Not Without My Father: One Woman's Walk of the 444-Mile Natchez Trace

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 03.24.2015 | Books
Sarah Cottrell

It can be difficult to find a writer with a fresh voice that draws the reader in and inspires a genuine feeling of pleasure from the act of reading. In Andra Watkins' second book, Not Without My Father: One Woman's Walk of the 444-Mile Natchez Trace the reader will not be disappointed.

On Loving Myself Beyond the Imperfections

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Travis Rivera

During a time when a lot more of my friends are getting into relationships, engaged, married, and expecting their own children, I am getting back to loving myself.

First-Time Novelist Tackles Guns and Corruption

Tamar Abrams | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Tamar Abrams

The novel A Spy Came Home by H.N. Wake is a typical thriller, loaded with suspense, some violence, taut pacing. But it is unique in many ways: Written...

Self-Publishing and the DIY Doom

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.11.2015 | Books
Gordy Grundy

Publishing a book is a wild tangle of creative, legal and business decisions. Many things are ideal to DIY; heart surgery, nuclear fusion and self-publishing are not among them.

Lights Go on Part XXV: Serve Others

Thomas Bähler | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

I want to share a process with you. I enjoy writing about ideas that have stuck to my ribs like a steak. These past few months have been a whirlwin...