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15 Secrets To Writing A Successful Novel As Told By Children's Book Authors

"Don't quit."<p>We asked Yallwest authors if they could tell us one writing secret that contributed to their writing success. Here are their very helpful tips.

The looming threat to our book industry is bad for authors, publishers ... and for you | Susan Hawthorne

Understanding why it’s bad to abolish restrictions on the importation of books can be hard, which means it can be hard to care. But trust me, you need know why this is terrible for us all<p>People tend to tune out when they hear the words “productivity commission”, “parallel importation restrictions”, …

Writing

Book Review: 'I Let You Go'

"I Let You Go" (Berkley), by Clare MackintoshThe death of a 5-year-old boy in a hit-and-run accident on a rainy British evening jumpstarts "I Let You …

Book Reviews

The Year's Best Crime Novels, 2016

<i>For the past 20 years</i> Booklist <i>has published a Mystery Showcase issue in spring.</i> <i>For the past seven years, we’ve enhanced that coverage online during</i> …

6 traits of great writing—according to a fourth-grade teacher

I’ve written several posts about my 10-year-old son and his developing writing skills. And though he may not share my alacrity for writing, his …

The world's top grammarian fears that this punctuation error is becoming standard English

Does this sentence read OK to you?<p><i>It's the way I'm wired, I'm not about to change.</i><p>If you said no, you're right. It's a kind of run-on sentence or "run-together sentence." It's an example of a comma splice.<p>That's when you join two sentences with a comma. And that's wrong, at least in standard …

Language

5 Great Books To Read In May

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Books

Reluctant writers? 10 top tips to help primary pupils write poetry

Choose one theme and act out a scene – children’s poet Kate Williams shares her techniques for helping young students discover their inner Wordsworth<p>Most key stage 2 teachers have pupils who balk at the prospect of writing a simple sentence, let alone an entire poem. But it doesn’t need to be …

30 Inspiring Seuss-isms to Apply to Your Writing Journey

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Read, write, dictate and share stories with Wattpad - The Fire Hose

Your writing has an instant audience with Wattpad’s 45 million users, and you’re never short of something to read. Writers can share their works …

My writing day: Jacqueline Wilson

I once wrote in a Lett’s School-Girl’s Diary “It would be so wonderful to be a proper writer when I’m grown up. Imagine what bliss it would be to stay at home all day and just write!” Well, I’m a writer now, proper or improper, but sadly I don’t often get to stay at home all day and write. I meet …

What's in a Title: Everything!

When director David R. Ellis considered changing the title of “Snakes on a Plane” to “Pacific Air Flight 121”, star Samuel L. Jackson threatened to …

All About the Essay

Kirstin Allio is currently a Howard Foundation Fellow at Brown University. Her story collection, <i>Clothed, Female Figure</i> comes out with Dzanc in 2016. …

Poetry

How to Create Readers (And Read More Yourself)

photo by Erik Schepers on FlickrA few weeks ago, my husband and I put the kids to bed early. Both were overtired, and we gave them strict …

How to Read a Publication Like Your Future Editor Wants You To

Not sure why your story ideas aren't selling? If you ask an editor for advice on the best way for a freelance writer to break in to his or her publication, they often have the same response: "Read it first."<p>Unfortunately, some writers don't take that super simple advice to heart. Maybe it's the …

Writing

11 Successful Writers Share Their Writing Routines

In the past nine months we’ve hosted over 400 LIVE Chats with entrepreneurs, investors, entertainers, athletes, and thought leaders from every …

Consider the Birds: What happens to a writer (this writer) when words fail

April 30, 2016 by Ellen Painter Dollar<p>The birds are trying to tell me something. If only I could figure out what.<p>I have a thing for birds, live ones …

Country files: nature writers on the books that inspired them

Robert Macfarlane, Helen Macdonald, Kathleen Jamie and other contemporary writers choose the books that made them fall in love with the natural world<p>TH White’s tragic and beautiful memoir of his attempts to train a young goshawk in 1936 is a story that works in counterpoint to my own in <i>H Is for …

9 ways you can use your smartphone to reduce stress

However, there are some ways your smartphone can reduce your stress.<p>These are some of my favorites, accompanied by the psychological rationale behind why these smartphone features are stress reducers.

100 books to change your life

We all have memories of books that have ignited our imaginations but is there one special book that has changed your life?<p>That's the premise behind a fascinating new collection of essays featuring contributions from writers, politicians and actors, who discuss the book that holds a special place in …

Ten books to read in May

From a novel that imagines a lost manuscript by JS Bach to a collection of essays by David Foster Wallace on tennis, Jane Ciabattari selects must-read titles for the month ahead.

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The best books we read in 2015 - Vox

  <p><i>Words of Radiance</i> by Brandon Sanderson (fiction)<p>I spend my day writing about conflicts — like the war in Syria — that are vicious, depressing, and defined mostly by the lack of good guys and good options. <i>Words of Radiance</i>, a wonderfully detailed story of good versus evil and the second book in …

17 Inspirational New Year's Reads For The Self-Help Skeptic

Any book can be a self-help book!<p>A new year, a new you! Right? It's tough to keep those New Year's resolutions, though, and a little guidance or inspiration never hurts. The right book means you're never going it alone with your plan to be more generous with your time, to commit to hitting the gym, …

Books

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, …

Here are the winners of the 2016 PEN Literary Awards

Your reading list just got a whole lot longer.<p>On Monday night, PEN America honored incredible new literature at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards …