Author Evangheline Farcas

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13 Inspiring Quotes To Hold You Over Till The Weekend

When you're in that Monday to Friday grind with only the distant promise of spring break to look forward to, you may start feeling like your days all kind of blur together.<p>When that happens, it's easy to let a perfectly good day or week pass by without doing anything fun, productive or creative. To …

Why are so many adults reading YA and teen fiction?

It’s not a secret that books written for children, teens and young adults (YAs) often sell far more copies than even the most popular adult reads. Although a relatively new market, having only really fully developed over the past 50 years, the children’s book industry has grown astronomically to …

Lydia Davis’s Advice to Young Writers

In the above video from Louisiana Channel, the short-short story master Lydia Davis is asked about her advice to young writers. Her main bit of …

Teen novelists: the perils and positives of publishing early

Helena Coggan is only 15, and yet her debut novel has all the assurance of a writer in mid-stride. If young writers can overcome the stare of the blank page – and take care with characterisation – they can stand as an inspiration to all<p>Helena Coggan’s debut, The Catalyst, is an accomplished first …

Why writing doesn't have to be a lonely struggle

Tough love life? Write a nicer one. Feeling old? Write yourself young… Authors Helen Grant and Lydia Syson explain why the writer’s life need not be miserable<p>Being an author is the most desirable job in Britain, according to a YouGov poll. Not so, responded Tim Lott. Writers are driven by demons, …

A Man of Few Words

Last year I wrote a 360-page book that attracted the attention of one of the world's most celebrated literary agents. He was so moved by my writing that he immediately took me on as a client and, one week later, sold my book to one of New York's leading publishing houses. My editor there absolutely …

The Top 10 Things All Authors Should Know About Amazon

<b>1. Your Amazon ranking has nothing to do with sales.</b> Although many authors are obsessed with it and like to send out mass e-mails to friends and family when the number drops, unfortunately, all your ranking means is that people are looking at your page. While it might be argued that sales will …