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Jason Pinter

7 Great Things About Being a Writer (and Seven More That Suck)

Jason Pinter | Posted 01.30.2013 | Books
Jason Pinter

One time I got a package containing a tattered copy of my book along with a handwritten note. To a writer, this is like going up to a stranger and telling them that a) they could use some plastic surgery, and b) you'd like to perform it yourself.

An Ode To Book Nerds

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.14.2011 | Books

They thumb through page-turners excitedly while other kids whisper and pass notes during silent reading time. They consider SparkNotes supplemental. T...

'Books That Made Me Cry'

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

What books have made you cry? Hundreds replied using the hashtag #booksthatmademecry. Here are some of those responses. Which books have moved you to tears?

The Gamble And The Payoff: Don Winslow On Pushing Boundaries

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

If I thought that a reader might experience a scene better as a film than as a novel, then I wrote it in screenplay form; if I thought that a scene would read better as poetry than as narrative prose, then I wrote it as poetry.

Why Men Don't Read Books: Salon Writer Laura Miller Responds To Jason Pinter's HuffPost Blog

salon.com | Laura Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Pinter's essay provoked all the predictable responses, in HuffPo and beyond: the pointlessly anecdotal refutations ("My husband reads books, so lots o...