This has been a good awards week for Texans. First Matthew McConaughey snagged the Best Actor Oscar and now Amarillo-native
A British man named Joseph Heath was ordered to pay $3,000 to Becker College library after stealing 100 rare books, including one signed by Abraham Lincoln, The Telegram reports. The 53-year-old Leicester native had smuggled around $115,000 out of the antique book collection of the library....
I'm always blown away by the creativity I find on Etsy. Just when I think I've seen it all — every reclaimed-wood bookcase, dressed-up dictionary page, and typewriter-inspired trinket out there — I stumble upon a shop like GoFollowRabbits. Show More Summary
When I first considered writing a book about millennials seeking meaning in their professional lives, my dream was to find a publisher. I knew publishers would be intrigued since the topic was highly relevant to 20- and 30-somethings...Show More Summary
The innovative series releases a list of 15 events, including concerts, lectures, workshops and D.J. sets, from the first day of May to the last.
The 1,900-seat Foxwoods theater will be renamed the Lyric, and will become home to a revival of "On the Town," instead of the new musical "King Kong."
Recommended Reading: “Joseph Brodsky in Venice (1981)” by Campbell McGrath, one of the best poets in South Florida.
Ask any writer about the rules he’s heard throughout the years, and he will be able to recite a litany as deeply embedded as the Lord’s Prayer. Show, don’t tell. Write what you know. The first sentence is key. The last sentence is key. All writing is rewriting. No adverbs. No one aside from you finds your dreams interesting. You should never write in the second person.
Kind of like kids knowing they need to eat their veggies, authors know the importance of a well-crafted bio, but that still doesn't mean they like writing one. Several years ago when I taught writing workshops through Barnes & Noble in Charlottesville, VA, the first exercise I had students do was write their author bio. Show More Summary
BY KEVIN CANFIELD At the start of Benjamin Black’s new novel, a wealthy woman strolls into a private eye’s office and asks that he find her shady ex-boyfriend. After describing the man in a fashion that suggests she was never quite smitten—“Handsome, in a weak sort of way. Wears a silly...
During my memoir mania, I had it in my head that the function of the memoir was to take a horrible, painful, or at least quirky experience and write a purpose into it. A memoir wasn’t a memoir unless it gave some sort of meaning to the random twists of fate.
What’s left behind when a writer dies? Well, his furniture, of course. The ottoman where he rested his feet after a day’s work. The big chair where he sat to read, the lamp nearby. And, of course, his books.
Being an indie author is hard. First you write, then you edit and then you market - each of these have their difficulties. This series of interviews lets me, struggling author of the recently released The Life and Remembrances of Martha Toole -- pick the brains of fellow travelers. Show More Summary
People like to think that the more books they read, the better people they’ll become. But is that really true? The answer’s unclear. But one thing does seem apparent: reading more books might make you better at bullying people.
Valerie Trueblood, on the morning her Pen/Faulkner nomination is announced, going about the business of plowing snow. Poets and writers all know that the right-sized story is essentially given us, that we actually have little choiceShow More Summary
Five finalists have been named for this year’s PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction: Daniel Alarcón’s At Night We Walk in Circles, Percival Everett’s Percival Everett by Virgil Russell, Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, (Year in Reading alum) Joan Silber’s Fools, and Valerie Trueblood’s Search Party: Stories of Rescue. One winner will be selected […]
The Literary Platform founder Sophie Rochester will be discussing artistic ownership in the digital world at a Discover Children’s Story Centre‘s more »
All my life I have been throwing myself into dangerous and unpredictable situations, sometimes accidentally, sometimes for the thrill and sometimes for my job (being a stunt performer for some of Hollywood's top leading ladies can be quite challenging at times). Show More Summary
Like like and other filler words, certain adverbs have saturated our speech and our writing, making once-meaningful phrases seem totally vapid. The idea that adverbs are just extraneous fluff has led to a smear campaign against them, and it's become common to suggest axing the part of speech altogether in order to make writing more powerful. Show More Summary
A Survival Guide from a Family of Nine: Raising a G-Rated Family in an X-Rated World Hatch 2006 Submitter: This is a parenting book, so why it’s in a middle school library is beyond me. It might be a great book for parents, but there’s nothing in here that would benefit a 12-year old, and some […]