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Stephen King on Writing, Fear, and the Atrocity of Adverbs

<i>“Employ a simple and straightforward style,”</i> <b>Mark Twain</b> instructed in the 18th of his 18 famous literary admonitions. And what greater enemy of simplicity and straightforwardness than the adverb? Or so argues <b>Stephen King</b> in <b>On Writing: A Memoir on the Craft</b> (<i>public library</i>), one of 9 essential books …

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30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs

It was a standing ovation no one expected, least of all 26-year-old Maggie Doyne, trembling with nervousness as she addressed the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy in June. After all, the audience consisted of 161 billionaire and near-billionaires, from Warren Buffett to Oprah Winfrey, Steve Case …

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

The place where ‘everyone has a book in their stomach’

Iceland is a nation of writers and readers, according to the BBC. They say that one in 10 Icelanders will publish a book, and that the tiny country (population 300,000) has more books read per capita than anywhere else in the world. The Icelanders even have a folk expression that means, literally, …

Margaret Atwood and other Giller Prize winners' advice for literary success

Authors Margaret Atwood, Linden MacIntyre, Austin Clarke and M.G. Vassanji share their tips for aspiring writers with Globe Books editor Jared Bland