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Word Count for Novels and Children's Books: The Definitive Post

<b>Word count for novels and books</b> is something I don’t think about too often until I travel to a writers’ conference, and then someone asks a simple, …


How to Write a Screenplay: 7 Starting Tips for Adapting Your Own Novel (Guest Post by Chuck Sambuchino)

New Literary Agent: Mary Krienke of Sterling Lord Literistic

<i>Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Mary Krienke of Sterling Lord Literistic) are golden opportunities for new writers</i> …


In his novel, The Testament of Mary, Irish writer Colm Toíbín imagines Mary’s life 20 years after the crucifixion

In his novel, <i>The Testament of Mary,</i> Irish writer <b>Colm Toíbín</b> imagines Mary’s life 20 years after the crucifixion. She is struggling to understand why some people believe Jesus is the son of God, and weighed down by the guilt she feels wondering what she might have done differently to alter — or ease — her son’s fate.<p>Imagining such violent events as the crucifixion, he says, “is really, really serious work. In other words, you have to go in and pretend … it’s happening now and go into absolute …