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12 Things You Say Without Realizing You’re Quoting Poetry

Last year, we collected 21 idioms and expressions that have entered everyday language from Shakespeare’s works, from the original “wild goose chase” …

Literature

The 5 Must-Read Books for the Last Five Weeks of Summer

From the buzzy coming-of-age story to the current-events commentary, here’s what should be in your beach bag—best-seller lists be-damned.<p>Summer’s a cruel season. What you think will be a time filled with carefree days of whimsy somehow snowballs into a never-ending to-do list of exasperating travel …

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 …

Every author's dream

Each year, thousands of manuscripts are sent to German publishers, but only a handful are published. Becoming a published author can be a long and …

Publishing

So You Want to Write a Book? These 7 Authors Will Teach You How to Tell Your Story

Having just finished a new book proposal, the topic of writing is fresh in my mind. I self-published my first book Blissful Business: A Gorgeous Guide to Creating Your Dream Career in Health and Wellness in January 2016. A publisher recently saw my book on Amazon and contacted me to write a …

Learning Story

We are all storytellers. We begin telling stories as small children and continue throughout our lives. Story is a constant. I've worked with story for 25 years now. As a former studio executive, a current writing instructor for a network and independent story/career consultant, I'm on a constant …

You can’t write a sci-fi story about slavery without citing Octavia Butler

At the beginning of July, Ben H. Winters received what every young writer with a big splashy new novel wants: a profile in the New York Times.<p>Winters is the author of <i>Underground Airlines</i>, a noirish thriller that takes place in an alternate history. It’s 2016, the Civil War never happened, and …

Books