Jessica Moolman

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Susan Cain: How I Write

Introverts of the world unite! The author of Quiet (now out in paperback) discusses TED talks, Malcolm Gladwell, and why she writes in cafés.<p><b>You</b> …

Writing Fiction for Young Adults

There’s no question about it: The young adult (YA) audience is a hot market, one that is steadily growing in popularity and garnering attention from …

John Green’s Superb Advice to Aspiring Writers and Creators in the Digital Age

Advice to aspiring authors from successful ones seems to be a special meta-genre of literature, with notable contributions from Ernest Hemingway, H.P. Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman, and a running list of literary greats. But some of the best and timeliest advice ever given comes from prolific author <b>John</b> …

The Novel in Real Time

For the past four years, I have been writing a novel set in present-day Crimea. When one is writing a novel for a long time—and most novels take a long time—one gets used to being asked repeatedly what it is about, often by the same people. It is easy to forget another person’s preoccupation, …

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Discussion: Do Short Chapters Make You Read More?

So I’ve noticed something a little peculiar about my reading habits, lately.<p>I read <i>Ignite Me</i> not too long ago, which, like the other <i>Shatter Me</i> books, …