On March 8, 1998, the Fox television network aired an episode of its long-running animated hit “The Simpsons” titled “Lisa the Simpson.” It was neither the first nor the most famous episode devoted to the show’s fiercely intelligent,...Show More Summary
Chris Pavone mines his experience in the publishing industry and layers on intrigue in a spy thriller with characters from his novel 'The Expats.' No advice is more confusing to writers than "write what you know." Taken to its solipsistic...Show More Summary
Fans of the late author Elmore Leonard hoping for a memento from the “Bandits” writer are in luck. A three-day estate sale at Leonard’s former home near Detroit, Michigan is offering furniture, lamps, rugs, linens, and other knick-knacks for sale. Some of Leonard’s considerable book...
I have been asked dozens of times, "How did you do it?" By "it" people mean how did I become a signed and bestselling author with an amazing publisher and a producer working to get my young adult fantasy series, The Necoh Saga, madeShow More Summary
'Dragnet Nation' by Julia Angwin examines how a data-driven economy created a constantly surveilled society where security and market research trump privacy and personal information. To understand how much commerce has changed in recent years, consider a simple trip to the grocery store. Show More Summary
Touchstone just sent out a press release saying they have cancelled publication of John LeFevre’s Straight to Hell. LeFevre was
As chronicled in 'Blood Will Out,' a faux Rockefeller fooled author Walter Kirn for years until it became clear Christian Gerhartsreiter was a liar and a killer. Walter Kirn's new profile of the serial liar and convicted murderer known as "Clark Rockefeller" is no ordinary work of true crime and literary journalism.
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