Leslie Norris

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There's Hope For You, Struggling Writers (And Here's Proof)

Let me tell you, sometimes there is <i>drama</i> in the world of publishing. This week, that drama was not only jaw-dropping, but it proved this powerful …

The 5 Best Books Dropping in September

Welcome to the POPSUGAR Book Club, a monthly series that highlights the most buzzed-about book releases and authors.<p>The continuation of popular …

Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Fall 2017 Edition)

Inspired by Lit Hub’s 100 rejections per year post, my goal was to make at least 50 submissions in 2017. Since my last contest roundup, I’m at 78 …

Creative Writing

Explore Inspiring GoPro Videos & Win

GoPro and Flipboard have teamed up to give one lucky Flipboard fan the chance to win a free trip to Hawaii.<p>How to enter:<p>1) Explore the GoPro magazine on Flipboard.<p>2) Tap the heart on your favorite GoPro videos.<p>3) You’re automatically entered for a chance to win a free GoPro trip to Hawaii or a …

GoPro

Hooking the Reader with a Killer Opening to Your Book

by Helena Fairfax This is another topic that has made me take a good look at my own writing. My first thought is that it’s vital to have an opening …

Writing

4 Ways To Develop The Unique Voice Of Your Character

<i>Think about some of your favorite series – either books or TV shows. Why do you keep going back for more?</i> <i>It's most likely to be about the characters</i> …

10 Stops You Can’t Miss on Your I-95 Road Trip

If you want to drive along America’s East Coast, chances are you’ll motor on I-95 for a good portion of it. Beginning in Maine and ending in Florida, …

New Jersey

9 genius ways to save money on summer travel — from airfare hacks to hotel deals and more

For a lot of people, spring fever is really just a yearning for summer. Are you craving that feeling of lying on the warm sand of a remote beach? Or …

Personal Finance

The Summer TV Lineup: 13 Series to Watch

Summer television has improved more than that of any other season, but it’s still a time for escapist pleasures — they’re just smarter and better made than they used to be. Here are 13 choices for summer fun (on American television or streaming services) that won’t starve your brain of oxygen. All …

The 10 Most-Banned Classic Novels

A List of Some of the Most Controversial and Challenged Works<p>Want to read a banned book? You'll have plenty of excellent novels to choose from. There …

Literature

11 True Crime Books For Music Lovers

‘Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning’ by Jonathan Mahler<p>The volatile and frequently chaotic scene of late-1970s New York, and its impact on …

Tupac Shakur

Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence

Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant’s ethics<p>Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel the …

Social Media

51 Writing Contests in March &mdash

March is a great month for writing contests. There are over four dozen free contests this month, covering the full range of topics, styles and …

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Best books of 2016: The fiction we loved

With its heady mix of books that both spoke to our time and ripped us right out of the present and down the rabbit hole, 2016 was a good year to be a …

12 Books Every Woman Should Read Right Now

Recommended reading for 2016<p>This year (let's face it, every year) was a complicated one to be a woman in America. There were undeniably exhilarating highs as we collectively watched the acheivements of women athletes at the summer Olympics; the glorious heights attained by young women like Simone …

Top 10 cats in literature

From riddlers to reincarnated geniuses and fine artists, author Lynne Truss selects fictional felines who show why it’s worth risking one’s reputation to write about them<p>A couple of months after I took up my post as literary editor of the Listener in the autumn of 1986, I decided to write a review …

10 Overlooked Books of 2016: From The Red Car to Future Sex

2016 was a year of unexpected loss and stark realities. In the morass of the recent election, words morphed to serve the expedient needs of its speakers. It became unclear how to separate fact from fiction in this “post-truth” age.<p>Last year, nonfiction stepped forward to speak for those without a …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

Best mystery books and thrillers of 2016

<b>Before the Fall</b> <br>By Noah Hawley (Grand Central)<br>One August evening, a private plane awaits passengers on Martha’s Vineyard. The plane, chartered by a Republican kingmaker who has founded a wildly profitable (and proudly right-wing) cable news network, crashes. Was it foul play, and if yes, who was …

Here’s How To Finish That Fucking Book, You Monster

That book you’re writing is mewling again in the dark. It’s a half-formed thing — all unspooled sinew and vein, its mushy head rising up out of the …

7 Questions You Have About Scenes vs. Chapters

A chapter is a chapter and a scene is a scene. Or are they? What’s the differences between scenes vs. chapters? Are they ever the same thing? Must a …

6 novel-writing tips from one of the publishing world's top editors

<i>Lots of people have, at one point or another, harbored dreams of writing the next great novel. But where to begin? Luckily,</i> <i>MashReads</i> <i>went to the best</i> …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Three Writing Tips From Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jennifer Egan

Writing is something everyone should do on some level. No matter what makes you put pen to paper, these three tips from Jennifer Egan will help as …

You could win one of the largest literary cash prizes ever for a book you haven't even written yet

Do you dream about writing the Next Great American Novel? If you’re like many other would-be writers across the country, then writing a novel is at …

California's Online Education Initiative connects community college classes across institutions

Just a few years ago California's community colleges were dealing with a serious capacity problem.<p>The state’s financial crisis led to budget cuts for …

Higher Education

6 Top Reasons Your Employees Are Not Creative at Work

Something happens to employees when they move from a startup to Corporate America. They lose their creativity. Here is why, and what you can do to stop it.<p><i>The following is an adapted excerpt from my newest book: Un-Kill Creativity: How Corporate America can out-innovate startups.</i><p>Corporate …

The Complete Guide to Learning a Language Online

Learning a language need not be complicated, nor does it have to be a long process. Online education is the future, and this applies more than ever …

Language Learning