Authors

7 Novels To Pick Up When You Need Creative Inspiration, But Don't Want To Read Another Book About Writing

I have a dark and terrible confession to make, internet: I'm not that into "how-to" books. Don't get me wrong, I've most certainly delved into the …

Books

Black Star Renegades author Michael Moreci on the pain and joys of writing your first novel

<b>Michael Moreci</b> has been writing comic books for more than a decade. He wrote <i>Roche Limit</i> and <i>Hoax Hunters</i> for Image and has worked on titles for other …

Star Wars

Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing

Description<p>Editor's Note<p><b>In a series of conversations with Between The Covers’s David Naimon, Ursula K. Le Guin discusses her fiction, nonfiction, and</b> …

Literature

The PEN Ten with Mychal Denzel Smith - PEN America

• Home<br>• The PEN Ten with Mychal Denzel Smith<p><i>The PEN Ten is PEN America’s weekly interview series. This week we speak to Mychal Denzel Smith, author of</i> …

Writing

Why 'write what you know' worked for Canada Reads longlisted writer JJ Lee

"The story of a father, a son and a suit," JJ Lee's <i>The Measure of a Man</i> traces the author's journey altering his father's old suit as an act of …

Books

The Quest to Become a Pro Writer

Do you want to level up your writing? Are you seeking structure, motivation, and accountability? Consider joining me on the quest to become a …

Writing

Amy Tan: ‘Writing it was exhilarating, but I wish it hadn’t been published’

The author of The Joy Luck Club talks about her favourite authors – and why she has misgivings about her own new book<p>Amy Tan is the author of six bestselling novels, including <i>The Joy Luck Club</i>, <i>The Kitchen God’s Wife</i> and <i>The Bonesetter’s Daughter</i>. She has also written a memoir, <i>The Opposite of Fate</i>, …

Books

Rare Stephen King works destroyed in Maine bookstore flood

Stephen King may be the Master of Horror, but one of his fans is dealing with horror of a new kind. A Bangor, Maine, bookstore owner lost several of King’s rare manuscripts and books after a burst pipe flooded his store's basement, the Bangor Daily News reports.<p>Gerald Winters, the owner of Gerald …

Celebrity News

Dealing With Writer Insecurity

We’ve all been there. Even you.<p>You write a piece and then proceed to reread it until your eye goes blurry. You edit and edit it until there is no …

Writing

Jhumpa Lahiri on Writing in Italian

<i>This week’s story, “The Boundary,” is about a teen-age girl who is the daughter of immigrants. Her parents are the caretakers for a holiday house—in Italy, we assume—and, as the story opens, the girl is showing a new family around at the start of their week’s vacation. You recently spent some years</i> …

Celebrity News

The End Is Nigh

There’s something about Miriam Black. Maybe it’s her addictive, destructive personality. Maybe it’s her ability to see how you die or her magical …

Writing

10 Things Writing Fiction Has Taught Me About Non-Fiction

I love writing fiction. I love to write short stories, plays and novels.<p>I used to say I could never write non-fiction. It was boring. It lacked depth …

Writing

Love Letter to My Blank Page

Hey, good to see you. I’ve been scared of my imaginary readers lately, but I can talk to you. I don’t know what they want, or if I have it. But you. …

Communicate

Great Advice From 25 Writing Manuals by Famous Authors

There are countless books that purport to teach you how to write. Many of them are good. Some of them are not quite as good. This is the usual way of …

Writing

Zadie Smith: ‘I have a very messy and chaotic mind’

Zadie Smith has been a vital literary voice since her first novel, White Teeth, became an instant bestseller. Here she answers questions from famous fans, including Teju Cole, Philip Pullman and Sharmaine Lovegrove, and a selection of our readers<p>Zadie Smith’s second collection of essays, <i>Feel Free</i>, …

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publishing Success Story | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onJanuary 21, 2018 in Member Interviews<p>All-round role model for indie authors, Roz Morris<p>In this post we turn our Success Story spotlight on …

Publishing

Firsts: Dean Koontz on the 50th anniversary of his first novel, Star Quest

New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz is a certified institution in popular world literature and that's no exaggeration.<p>The prolific …

Dean Koontz

A Book of Great Short Stories—Something About Cabell

Ernest Hemingway wrote a novel called “The Sun Also Rises.” Promptly upon its publication, Ernest Hemingway was discovered, the Stars and Stripes were reverentially raised over him, eight hundred and forty-seven book reviewers formed themselves into the word “welcome,” and the band played “Hail to …

Literature

Writing Fiction: A Sample Roadmap To Learn Your Craft

The road to real success in fiction runs through mastering your craft.<p>This was the first thing I discovered when I started to research …

Writing

Scrivener for Mac: The ultimate guide

If you're just getting started with Scrivener for Mac, here's your first step!<p>Scrivener is arguably one of the best, and certainly one of the most …

Scrivener

Learn Skills Not Everybody Knows

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Writing

Writing Fiction: Into the Dark, Trusting Yourself, Pantzing.

Writing Fiction: Into the Dark, Trusting Yourself, Pantsing.<p>Two days ago, I spent the day writing. Not so unusual. But this time, it was with no …

Writing

A Maine Bookstore Owner Nightmarishly Loses His Stephen King Collection

If you’ve read or seen or heard whispers of any Stephen King stories, you know one thing for sure: Maine is a hotbed of fictional nightmares. …

Books

Basics to better writing: read more

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.<p>Stephen King is right. Reading is one of the most …

Writing

I Copied the Routines of Famous Writers and It Sucked

Did Balzac really drink 50 cups of coffee a day? Does Murakami actually wake up at 4 AM? For a week, I tried to live like famous writers. It went poorly.<p>“For me writing is like breathing,” the poet Pablo Neruda told the <i>Paris Review</i> in 1971. “I could not live without breathing and I could not live …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Writing Prompts: 7 Inspirational Ideas to Spark Your Creative Writing

So you’ve joined the 7 Day Creative Writing Challenge!<p>If you haven’t, get in on the action here!<p>7 Creative Writing Prompts to Spark a New Story<p>While …

Writing

The 10 Best Places to Find Quality Short Fiction

While many sources have been heralding the decline of literary reading and short stories as a medium, the strange truth is that there have never been …

Lifestyle (Canada)

‘When you write about a dead person you loved, you must tell their version too’

An interview with Gayathri Prabhu, author of the literary memoir ‘If I Had to Tell It Again’.<p>Gayathri Prabhu’s memoir of unconventional grieving in …

Books

Stefan Merrill Block on his new novel 'Oliver Loving,' which follows the fallout of a tragedy in a small West Texas town

If you’re a Texan, or a student of the American West, you’ll probably recognize the name of Oliver Loving, one of the 19th-century cattle drivers who inspired Larry McMurtry’s novel “Lonesome Dove.” Loving and his partner Charles Goodnight are still hailed as legends in the Lone Star State for …

Writing

That Monster Is Right There: Talking with Colin Winnette

Colin Winnette, at thirty-three, has written six books, and his latest is the gothic horror novel, <i>The Job of the Wasp</i>.Winnette’s catalog up to now is …

Writing