Casting Call – Thriller Edition

Turning books into movies can be a tricky thing. On the one hand, you’ve got a premade fan base of people who are excited to see their favorite books come to life on the big screen. On the other hand, those same fans are likely to be the harshest critics. Often one of the biggest… Read More »

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Writers’ Retreats, Workshops & Conferences: 6 Options for the Second Half of 2015

Writing can be a very solitary pursuit, and for the new writer especially, it’s easy to get lost and discouraged in that creative bubble. One of the best opportunities a writer can take advantage of is attending a conference, workshop or retreat where industry experts and other writers can offer guidance, support and often a… Read More »

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May is Short Story Month

May is Short Story Month, and it really does seem like the short story is having a moment. From acclaimed recent releases by Junot Díaz, George Saunders, and Lorrie Moore, to Alice Munro’s 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature, short stories have been able to break free from their diffident standing as a writer’s first dance,… Read More »

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Can’t Fight This Feeling

I’m a weeper—a stage-five crier. I get emotional during Folgers commercials and while singing “Happy Birthday.” So it’s probably not a surprise that my favorite books are those that can make me feel something. Anything. Whether I’m crying or laughing, creeped out or surprised, I love it when a novel can make me experience something… Read More »

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