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Writing@CSU

Online Vs. Print Publishing<p>Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Publishing<p>While the information available online is staggering, even in our …

Online Publishing Advantage For Writers

Publishing has taken a new paradigm after the coming of the Internet. More so, if one may say, after the concept of blogs were introduced. Today, …

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

• <b>Author:</b> Elizabeth L Silver<p><b>An unforgettable and unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive</b> <b></b> <br>Noa P. Singleton never spoke a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ended with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years …

Beautiful Ruins

• <b>Author:</b> Jess Walter<p>The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She …

Books

The Interestings

• <b>Author:</b> Meg Wolitzer<p>“Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human …

A Hundred Summers

• <b>Author:</b> Beatriz Williams<p><b>As the 1938 hurricane approaches Rhode Island, another storm brews in this New York Times bestseller from the author of The Secret Life of Violet Grant and Along the Infinite Sea.</b> <b></b><br>Lily Dane has returned to Seaview, Rhode Island, where her family has summered for generations. …

Books

2 Intriguing Young Adult Books for Grownups

Young adult fiction is extremely popular among teenagers, but it does not mean that it is exclusively meant for youngsters. Many adults browse …

United Tweets of America

A hilarious tribute to state birds! Welcome to the United Tweets Pageant! This colorful parade of state birds competing to be Top Tweet will have …

The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond

<b>Aspiring architects will be in their element! Explore this illustrated narrative history of buildings for young readers, an amazing construction in</b> …

The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps!

<b>A 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (National Council for the Social Studies-Children's Book Council</b>)<p>Be inspired by the …

6 Things Only Non-Fiction Readers Can Relate To

Non-fiction novels have a kind of realism that is seldom found in fiction novels. Seemingly because when you read a non-fiction novel, you know that …

5 'love hacks' to get through shaky times in your marriage

Modern marriage comes with great expectations. You want your spouse to be a thoughtful companion, terrific lover, best friend, attentive co-parent, ambitious worker, your key to fulfillment and more.<p>It’s an impressive ideal — if it works out.<p>We’re in an era where the best marriages are better than …

The Surprising Link Between Marriage and Heart Health

People in marriages that steadily get sweeter have lower cholesterol and healthier weight than marriages that stay the same, according to a new …

I Took the 'Love Languages' Test With My Partner, and I Get Why People Swear By It

The evening seemed normal enough: My partner, Roberto, and I sat on the couch together to watch TV, as we often do after a long day. But Roberto …

Relationships

3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Your Marriage Happier

Ask your mom (or your mom’s mom) how to make your marriage happier and you’re likely to hear that old preschool adage: You get what you get and you don’t get upset. But, according to Northwestern University professor Eli J. Finkel, today’s brides and grooms are setting a new paradigm for …

Marriage

It's All About Love

CreateSpace Title Information and the New Amazon Success Toolkit

Is there any subject that excites so many emotions in indie authors than <b>Amazon</b>? From its ever-changing programs for self-publishers to its shifting …

Writing

Top 5 SEO Trends for 2017 Every Publisher Ought To Know

It’s that time of the year again where we, as publishers, start strategizing our SEO success in 2017.<p>I feel like this year has flown by so fast but …

SEO

Self-Publishing Basics: How to Organize Your Book's Front Matter

Many writers who think about self-publishing are taken aback when they start to put their book together for publication. It’s one thing to work on a …

Finding The Perfect Agent For Your Book

Although indie publishing is all the rage today, publishing your book the old school way is still one of the best alternatives. There are many famous …

These Bloody And Grotesque Porcelain Dolls Will Shock You

When you think about ceramic figurines, you might be reminded of the strange trinkets, characters, animals and peculiar items you grandparents have …

Scotland

‘American Horror Story’ Is Bringing Back Sister Eunice, But Is She Here To Stay?

To some, <i>American Horror Story</i> seems to be the quintessential reminder that all things are connected, whether those things be the events in our daily …

What Are The Elements Of A Good Horror Story?

People love reading horror stories. There is an aura of mystery and thrill around such stories that attracts readers. As this genre is such a …

Why Kids Can’t Write

On a bright July morning in a windowless conference room in a Manhattan bookstore, several dozen elementary school teachers were learning how to create worksheets that would help children learn to write.<p>Judith C. Hochman, founder of an organization called the Writing Revolution, displayed examples …

This 2 Minute Read Will Make You Write Better Forever

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” <br>― Maya Angelou<p>The following 4 tips took me 3 years of writing to collect, but …

Creative Writing

The problem with writing a novel…

Instead of writing about writing, I decided it was time to give actual writing a go. By that I mean writing a book, from beginning to end, with all …

Writing

3 Ways Writers Can Create A Mindset Conducive To Writing

Since, eBooks have leveled the playing field, it has become easier for authors to publish their books and get them on online stores like MediaBak. …

A Heartwarming Love Story: The Widespread Impact of Romance

Love stories inspire everyone, from readers to potential writers. A large collection of such stories are easily available on eBook platforms like</b> …

These Two College Students Are Living out the Ultimate Tinder Love Story

The Tinderella dream is real.<p>Two West Virginia University students are in the middle of a very public Tinder love story, with more than 50,000 people invested in their meet-cute. It all began when 19-year-old Mark KowalczykMark Kowalczyk spotted Jenna Zagrodniczek's profile, featuring a selfie …