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'Cuba Straits:' A Conversation With Randy Wayne White

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.23.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Randy Wayne White is a New York Times bestselling author well known for his twenty-one previous Doc Ford novels; the Hannah Smith series; and four collections of non-fiction.

Flesh and Blood: A Fascinating Talk With Patricia Cornwell

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Patricia Cornwell is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of 33 books, the most famous and widely read being the 22 novels of the "Kay Scarpetta" series.

How I Learned To Be An 'Authentic' Writer

Taylor Griffith | Posted 05.05.2014 | Teen
Taylor Griffith

During my writer's journey, I've come across an interesting question that I think every writer (and non-writer) can relate to: what makes something or someone authentic?

The Secret to Writing a Best-selling Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

We know today, some popular writers employ a "formula" such as fast-pacing, short sentences and chapters, and simple language, hoping to achieve success. Would I, as a novelist, seriously consider changing the manner in which I write? The easy answer is: No.

Sports Are Education

Chris Waddell | Posted 03.12.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

It's taken me a long time to figure out that simple is the goal. Maybe now that I know it, I can win at the start by knowing where I want to go.

Who Has a Voice?

Frederic Colier | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
Frederic Colier

What does it mean to have a voice, one that from the first line grabs you and remains with you long after the last one? A strong, unique voice aligned with all the elements of life? Such is the question I have been mulling over of late.

5 Ways To Try A New Writing Style

| Posted 03.20.2013 | Books

by Writer's Relief staff: As writers, most of us would admit to sometimes stifling our own potential because we’re afraid to fail at something ne...

On the Writer

Adrian Louis Chandler | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts
Adrian Louis Chandler

Whether in journalism or fantasy, the writer finds the words that preexist and organize them into the correct marriage of vocabulary arrangement. The words are all there, I just have to put them in the right order.

Grammar Pet Peeves

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although most likely better remembered for Snookie and Kanye's Tweets, 2010 also had its fair share of momentous grammar events. From misused to apost...

Mark Twain's Discourse: A Timeless Writing Course

Patricia Benesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Patricia Benesh

With the current excitement about the first volume of Mark Twain's autobiography to be published in November, I re-visited some pages of his quotes about writing I'd collected through the years.

Grammar Pet Peeves

The Wall Street Journal | ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I am not at all sure--convinced, certain, persuaded--that creative-writing courses are a good idea unless they prevent people from writing sentences l...

Stuck In A Moment

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Not that it's anything new, or groundbreaking, or revolutionary -- we can all cite lists of authors from the past who chose to express themselves in t...

Chicago Manual Of Style Guide Changes Grammar Rules

Glendale News Press | June Casagrande | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But every once in a while, the people overseeing what you read change the rules, as the "Chicago Manual of Style" did recently when it released its 16...