Rebecca Rivera

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33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

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Ever wondered what writers are being paid?<p><b>We know the majority of our audience are authors. However, being writers you may also write for</b> …

Are you making this mistake with your Facebook ads?

One of the biggest complaints I heard from the authors who completed my 2016 Book Marketing Challenges survey was how easy it is to <b>waste money on</b> …

Beyond Beauty: The Real Purpose of Character Descriptions

In everyday conversation, when someone asks you to describe someone you know, you probably do not say, “She has a penetrating gaze, pale, delicate …

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Ann Patchett: ‘If writers are to survive we must take responsibility for ourselves and our industry’

The author discusses buying her own bookstore, the legacy of divorce and referring to herself in the third person<p>In the windowpane above Ann Patchett’s desk is a small steel and enamel sign that reads: “What good shall I do this day?” This simple dictum is the engine of Patchett’s world, both on …

16 Best Morning Bun & Coffee Cake Recipes

Chocolate Apricot Wreath<p>Imagine an extravagant cinnamon roll twisted into a ring, and you’ve got the idea here. The filling riffs on a recipe in <i>Plum</i> …

Finding Silence: Indra Das’s “The Devourers”

<i>There is a way between voice and presence</i> <i><br>where information flows.</i> <i><br>In disciplined silence it opens.</i> <i><br>With wandering talk it closes.</i><p>— Rumi, “Only …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading--a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

10 Writing Lessons I Learned From Interviewing 30 Best-Selling Authors

Stay focused and get more writing done<p>Having interviewed more than 30 bestselling authors over the past year on my podcast, I've learned a lot about how they overcome distractions and mental blocks and get down to work each day.<p>I like to ask them about their writing process: How they get started …

What apps next? Publishers and developers embrace 'unprintable' fiction

Developers and authors explain how they are experimenting with technology to publish ‘unprintable’ books – including a love story told through Google street view and a prison break with swappable recipes<p>Publisher Anna Gerber isn’t trying to kill off the printed book – she’d just like you to spend a …

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How to Grow a Writing Career

Writing careers are not like many other careers, where there is at least the appearance of order and predictability. For the nurse, the lawyer, the software engineer there are degrees to earn, résumés to write, and finally companies to be employed by, where a ladder of sorts can be climbed to more …

Are paper books really disappearing?

If the printed word becomes a thing of the past, it may affect how we think.<p>When Peter James published his novel Host on two floppy disks in 1993, he was ill-prepared for the “venomous backlash” that would follow. Journalists and fellow writers berated and condemned him; one reporter even dragged a …

Write Now: Writing A Bestseller

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This is what happened when I tried to write a novel in 30 days

LONDON — Ever since I penned my first cringe-inducingly bad poem at the age of 18, I've wanted to write a novel.<p>Being the tragically obsessed Stephen …

The seven stages of writing a novel

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Teen books,Historical fiction (children and teens),Fiction,Self-publishing,Publishing<p>Anna Caltabiano self-published her first novel at the age of 14. Now with three published novels under her belt, the 18-year-old author and student shares some marvellous …

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

If you’ve ever had a peppermint mocha, you know exactly how delicious the combination of chocolate, peppermint and coffee can be. The only problem …

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What Is the Schedule Like for an Author Who Publishes a New Book Every Year?

<i>What is the schedule like for an author who publishes a new book every year? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Shannon Messenger, Author, Keeper of the Lost Cities series, on Quora:</b><p>My …

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The Author and Editor Relationship: Professional Sparring Partners

A friend of mine who is about to join the ranks of published authors emailed me in a panic. His new manuscript was in editing with a small but well-respected press and the edits he was receiving from their top-notch editor were not at all to his liking. "This guy is making changes that completely …

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18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

Your Desire to Create is Stifling Your Creativity

Photography is tough. There's no doubt about that. The gear and the numbers are the easy parts. These can be practiced, learned, and applied over …

Guy Garvey: ‘I used to think booze helped me write. It doesn’t’

Last year, the Elbow frontman hit 40, heartbroken and dissatisfied. He talks about recording his first solo album, old demons and new love<p>Guy Garvey and I go back a long way. Many years ago, we shared a wee at the Glastonbury festival. We queued at the loos, and had a good natter – he was chatty, …

The 5 Worst Things a Writer Can Say

This past week, I launched my fifth novel, Chance Harbor, provoking a friend to exclaim, "Wow, you're popping out books like Tic Tacs, aren't you?"<p>She has a point. Six years ago, I hadn't even published one book. It took me a quarter century to land a traditional publishing deal, so nobody could be …

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19 Fears That Plague All Writers

"I hate writing, I love having written." —Dorothy Parker, and also you

LAST CHANCE! Scrivener (Mac/PC) for writers— 56% off

Many best-selling authors have abandoned Word in favor of Scrivener, an app that provides a clean writing interface and useful reference tools. Right now, you can pick up a copy (Mac/PC) at 56 percent off the MRSP.<p>Unlike a regular word processor, Scrivener is set up for long-form writing. It has a …

How to write 3,000 words every day when you don’t feel like it

<i>By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist</i>Every month, I meet up with a group of content creators and onlinepreneurs in some raunchy Berlin cafe. …

These 2 editing strategies help cure my blindness to dumb writing mistakes

My least favorite part about writing is how blind I can get.<p>The more time I spend with a piece, the harder it is to see the words with fresh eyes. I miss mistakes that would be obvious to anyone — except me.<p>The psychological research on concentration suggests so-called "disfluency" promotes deeper …

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How to write a rough draft: Finish your novel faster

In learning how to write a rough draft, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach that suits every writer equally. This being said, writing a story draft …

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5 Books That Will Improve Your Writing

Remove the fanfare and most writing advice boils down to read more, write more, and get better feedback.<p>Let's talk about that first one. If writing is output, reading is often the most important input. You'll understand what makes Hemingway's writing exceptional (or overrated) by reading his books, …