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80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

Can an App Really Cure Writer's Block?

Just about everybody has spent some time in the proverbial "zone," when time seems to melt away as you painlessly chug through challenges with a …

Writer's Block

How to become an author: seven tips for pupils, from the bestselling writer of 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'

John Boyne, author of the <i>The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas</i>, spoke to <i>TES</i> this week.<p>Here are his tips for any would-be classroom authors who hope to …

First Draft for Mac wants to help your writing flow

I recently wrote about Ilys, a Web app focused on helping writers <i>write</i> rather than edit. It was all about creative flow over granular perfectionism. First Draft is a Mac app with a similar goal but a slightly less extreme approach to achieving it.<p>Unlike Ilys, First Draft allows you to see what …

Stylograph Smart Pen Lets You Write in Style

Anyone who jots down notes or sketches frequently, whether for class, business or just for fun, can imagine the convenience of being able to quickly digitize and share their creations. Smart pens let you do just that — and the Stylograph is a new one that does so with a little more class than the …

Writing

17 Tips for Publishing a Nonfiction Book Successfully

This post is part of the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge (WINFIN), also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo). To find out …

Writing

8 Tips On Writing Content That People Want to Read Right Now

Once upon a time, good content was hard to come by. It was fairly easy to get eyeballs on your content just by the virtue of it being reasonably …

Marketing

How A Simple Blog Led To Writing For Forbes, Mashable, and TechCrunch (and 7 Tips to Help You Do it Too!)

<i>This is a guest contribution from Josh Steimle.</i><p>I’ve had the privilege of my writing being published on Forbes, Mashable, TechCrunch, Time, Fast …