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The Book About Nothing Is the Perfect Book: Virginia Woolf Writes of Utopia (or the No Place)

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

When I think of Virginia Woolf, I think of her commitment to such a process: the duality of the possible and impossible, working to locate patterns of consciousness rather than sequences of events in the external world.

Needs a Rewrite: Great Authors' First Draft Revisions

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.06.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

"Moby Dick" Herman Melville "Call me the whale guy a hansom cab Steve Ishmael." "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway "He was an old man ...

Where Do Writers Get Their Ideas From? An Interview with Celia Blue Johnson

Brian Gresko | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Brian Gresko

In short, pithy essays, Celia Blue Johnson recounts how the simplest moments -- a trip, an odd job -- inspired some of the most beloved classics of Western literature. I talked with her to hear more about these fascinating accounts.

7 Great Gay Couples In Literature

Posted 09.27.2011 | Books

We know we're a little late, but in honor of same-sex marriage officially being legalized in New York state and this GOOD post about gay romances in l...

How To Write A Killer First Line (PHOTOS)

Writer's Relief | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief: Whether you're pitching a book to a literary agent, trying to lure readers to dig into their pockets and buy your book, or hopi...

Top 10 Women Adventurers In Literature

The Guardian | Jennie Rooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Women travellers in fiction appear in many forms. First there are the more traditional travellers: the unconventional spinster, the ingénue flung int...

What John Banville's The Infinities Teaches Us About Living and Dying

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Caroline Hagood

Ultimately, the presence of the gods in The Infinities draws our attention, not to the heavens, but to the characters' spaces within, and the inner infinite in us all.