Last weekend, I participated on two different author panels during the 2016 Newburyport Literary Festival, an event packed with over 70 different authors that drew 2,000 people to our tiny seaside town.
My Good Earth tea has one of those inspirational yet condescending quotes written on its side: Every man dies. Not every man really lives. --William Wallace I suppose you could say it spoke to me, but
Does this sentence read OK to you? It's the way I'm wired, I'm not about to change. If you said no, you're right. It's a kind of run-on sentence or "run-together sentence." It's an example of a comma That's
Salman Rushdie talks Shakespeare while teaching a class for exceptional high-school writing students As we celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, it might seem that all the questions the
Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips Should you use italics for movie titles? Do you put full stops inside or outside quotation marks?
Can activating mirror neurons make your writing more effective? Writing aimed at driving sales often takes an emotional angle--it taps into feelings of happiness, of sadness, or relief. It evokes empathy,
We first met Cathie Borrie years ago on our trips around the publishing world. It was immediately apparent upon reading her stuff that she was an amazing storyteller and an exquisite wordsmith with a gift
Part of the series, “Women, Leadership and Vision” As a midlife woman and 30-year professional who knows what it feels like to be told to “be quiet” and stop speaking out, I resonate deeply with — and
SAN FRANCISCO -- Until recently, Robyn Ewing was a writer in Hollywood, developing TV scripts and pitching pilots to film studios. Now she’s applying her creative talents toward building the personality
The movie ends, the credits scroll through and finally -- after a captivating two hours, it says "Adapted from the book, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green." "Am I going to watch that say Katie Kiaunis
I like to close my eyes and imagine I am still a feral child, imprinted with the first sights and sounds, because lately I am surrounded by toddlers who come to my yard obsessed with the flowers poking
As a response to Gay Talese’s failure to name any inspirational female writers, we asked our readers to explain why and how these authors changed their lives It is hard to believe that this piece is still