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BookExpo America: Behind the Scenes for How to Write a Book

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

When you build a career in any industry, it is important to get into the thick of things and learn as much as you can about the business activities involved so you can become more of an insider as opposed to just a spectator.

Doggone It! Author of Dog Term Lexicon Is Dogged by The Ones That Got Away

Donald Friedman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Books
Donald Friedman

Long persuaded that the world contains an endless supply of writer-artists, I'm now equally convinced that the world has a large cache of dog terms just waiting to be revealed.

Traveling With Children

Lisa Haisha | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Lisa Haisha

I have traveled to more than 50 countries in the past 20 years, a point of pride that came from choosing an alternative lifestyle -- one of independence, freedom, and risk. Having my daughter, Ava, four years ago began a transformation of my identity, and with it, anxiety.

Author Natalie Goldberg on the Zen of Living, Writing and Eating

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

"Whether you're keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it's the same thing. What's important is you're having a relationship with your mind. We live in discursive thinking, and what we want to do is drop below to first thoughts, which is wild mind and true energy."

Kentucky Writer Explores the Complexities of Arab and Jewish Women in the American South

Leah Singer | Posted 04.23.2013 | Books
Leah Singer

When most people think of Arabs and Jews, they usually don't think of the American South as the traditional settling place for these very two ethnic groups. Yet it may come as a surprise that several Arabs and Jews call Kentucky home.

The Education of a Vietnamese American Writer

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

Finding and following my passion and path in life is a bit like that. Scary. Delightful. A struggle, to be sure. But once I dove into that pool, I took to the water. And I kept on swimming.

Advice From David Sedaris

Alina Kulesh | Posted 01.30.2013 | Books
Alina Kulesh

Sedaris had everyone in the entire theatre shaking in their seats and rapidly dying of uncontrollable laughter. I could see it then, a headline reading "American Humor Writer Kills Palm Desert Retirees."

The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Honors Our Literary Giants

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Have you heard about the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame? It's a little well-kept secret that is starting to get out.

Q-and-A With Marten Weber, Author of Benedetto Casanova and Bodensee

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Martin Weber graciously took the time to answer some questions as to his work, writing process, and issues with which the LGBT community grapples.

Author David G. Hallman Shares The Inspiration Behind His Novel And Memoir

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

His memoir, August Farewell, details the death of his partner to cancer and was noted by The Advocate magazine as one of the 21 Biographies or Memoirs You Should Read Now. It was a pleasure to speak with him recently about his life and journey to authorhood.

Rebecca Tells the Book Doctors Her Dirty Little Secret

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.13.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Yes, she has tons of inspiration. But she also cranks out the necessary perspiration. Now that her first novel, My Perfect Little Secret, is about to come out, I wanted to ask her about what it was like to write her book, about the publishing process, and yes, her dirty little secret.

All Your Work Should Be Sand Castles

Hillary Rettig | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary Rettig

Your work might be intellectually or emotionally challenging, but the act of sitting down to do it should be little harder than sitting down to build a sand castle. All your work should be play, in other words.

Bryan Singer Reacts to YouTube Parodies of Bryan Singer Films (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.03.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

I caught up with director, writer, and producer, Bryan Singer, who is well-established in the film world, having hatched such projects as The Usual Suspects, the X-Men films, and Superman Returns.

What I Learned From My Mother: Registering Voters in the Swing State of Pennsylvania

Janet Mason | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Janet Mason

"Ask and you shall receive" was one of her favorite sayings. If I had had a different mother, there's a good chance that I would have turned out to be one of the people on the street telling me that they don't care (enough) to register to vote.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Do You Have 'What it Takes?'

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 09.15.2012 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

It happens at least once a semester. A student writes me an impassioned note begging me to tell her whether or not she has what it takes to be a writer, imploring me to "stop her right now," if she doesn't.

I Graduated. I'm a Writer. Now What?

The Levo League | Posted 09.12.2012 | Books
The Levo League

I change endings. It's what I do. Perhaps it is not so surprising, then, that as a kid, I couldn't get enough of the Choose Your Own Adventure series.

The Happily Married Creators of The Game, Girlfriends, and Sparkle Talk Film, Family and Whitney Houston

Chie Davis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
Chie Davis

We're best friends, beyond being married we enjoy being together. He inspires me as an artist, plus he's sexy on top of it! I think that the challenge is balancing life together.

Lessons From Nora

Michele Weldon | Posted 08.28.2012 | Women
Michele Weldon

Her risky writing liberated me, made me feel that it was alright not to aspire to be a war correspondent, but to dream of artfully capturing the life in front of me.

The Best Mailgirl Ever

The New York Times | Posted 06.28.2012 | Women

When Nora Ephron graduated from college in 1962, she applied for a job as a writer at Newsweek, was told women weren't allowed to be writers there, an...

Six, Please: Remembering Nora Ephron

Litsa Dremousis | Posted 08.27.2012 | Entertainment
Litsa Dremousis

That afternoon, Julia Child mastered French cooking, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams mastered Julia Child, the ill could walk, the young could dream, all could laugh and Nora Ephron, in her inimitable way, had orchestrated the whole thing.

Goodbye Ray Bradbury, My Friend

Todd Klick | Posted 08.14.2012 | Books
Todd Klick

After a week's reflection on Ray's passing, gratefulness has replaced my stinging tears. The beauty of being a writer is that our thoughts -- the most intimate part of ourselves -- can live on through the ink in our printed words.

Live in the Interrogation Room with 'Rizzoli & Isles' Executive Producer Janet Tamaro

Janet Tamaro | Posted 08.18.2012 | Entertainment
Janet Tamaro

As fans prepare to dive into a new season with their favorite Boston crime solvers, we checked in with Janet Tamaro to get her thoughts about the show she developed based on characters created by author Tess Gerritsen

Georgina Harding, Author of Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlisted Painter of Silence (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Painter of Silence, Georgina Harding's third novel -- recently shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction -- is set in Romania in the early fifties ...

Do People Who Heavily Self-Promote Not Feel Shame at the Tackiness of It or Do They Power Through It?

Quora | Posted 05.20.2012 | Arts
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Marco North, Creative Director, Bittersweet Group There is a sort of defeatist position held by some...

National Medal Awards at the White House

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.