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Why A Raccoon Climbing A Skyscraper Was The Perfect Metaphor For 2018
Being a journalist in 2018 has felt a lot like climbing a building while the nation watches, waiting for you to fall.
J.K. Rowling Turns Donald Trump's Latest Twitter Rant Into Taunting Character Study
The Harry Potter author joked about preserving Trump's tweets as "an amazing resource for a writer."
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Confessions Of An Erotica Ebook Ghostwriter
, Guest Writer
After flipping through "Fifty Shades of Grey" at a bookstore, I thought, “Hey, I can write this crap.”
Author Will Walton On His Work: 'I Have To Believe My Voice Is Needed'
Curtis M. Wong
"Every voice needs to be heard. I hope we get there eventually."
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Why Judy Blume Matters
, Guest Writer
The author's books were the spark of a movement in my evolution as an artist that took me away from shame and toward confession.
How Toni Morrison Inspired Black Writers
Toni Morrison is a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose novels like “Beloved” unapologetically depict the African-American experience. #BlackGlory #BlackHistoryMonth
Profiles In #BlackGlory: Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes pioneered jazz poetry and led the Harlem Renaissance. #BlackGlory
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Beloved Fantasy Author Ursula Le Guin Dead At 88
The author died at her Oregon home on Monday.
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What Sensitivity Readers Actually Do
Sensitivity readers say to the author, “We exist too, and we ought to exist on our terms.”
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60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018
Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.
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28 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Writing By Women In 2017
Sometimes collective rage turns into beautiful words.
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King Comus: Rediscovered Novel Of The Year
Once every decade or so, a classic novel is rediscovered from the heap pile of obscurity, casting new light on an author
'Mommie Dearest' Author Christina Crawford Opens Up About Her Past and How She’s Moving Forward
Publishing Assistant at Open Road Integrated Media
Crawford talks about abuse, what she hopes readers take away from her story, and her new projects.
I Will Never Apologize For Writing Romance
Contemporary romance author, high school English teacher, anim...
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Are White Authors Not Allowed To Tell Stories Involving Black Characters?
Lorraine Devon Wilke
Sass & Sensibility
Storytellers are the chroniclers of our life and times. They memorialize history, dissect our complex and evolving world
ARTS & CULTURE
National Book Foundation's New 5 Under 35 Honorees Are Writers To Watch
If you haven’t yet checked out these five debuts, consider this an invitation.
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I've Got A Question For You: Considering Portrayals Of LGBTQ People In Books
Queer author of science fiction and fantasy
What harm is there in one human being sharing their humanity with another in the form of a story?
Writing While Trans
A dialog between authors Alex Myers and Lisa Bunker about the challenges and advantages of being transgender writers.
Meet Bernice L. McFadden, NAACP Image Award Winner And Favorite Author Of Alicia Keys
Self-proclaimed literary lunatic
Author Bernice L. McFadden sits down with J.D. Myall to talk about her literary journey and the issues that matter to the
Race And Why It Matters For Writers Of Color
Nancy A. Ruffin
Mother, Wife, Writer, and Life Strategist
It’s a gray overcast morning in San Francisco. I sit at Gate 86 of SFO airport waiting to board UA Flight 358 to Las Vegas
Writing a Nonfiction Book? 5 Ideas For Attracting Agents/Editors And Keeping Readers Engaged
Publisher, Coach, Author
This has been the summer of nonfiction. I’ve read more nonfiction books than I have in a long while and I’ve had an influx
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