November 15, 2019

Before search engines put information at our fingertips, the library was one of the places to go to get answers. Mental Floss has gathered some strange questions people asked librarians at the New York Public Library before Google.

October 31, 2019

Happy November, everyone! For our first Around the Web post of the month, I have two articles about writing the other, a look at Elton John’s reading habits, and a list of words that have been borrowed between languages. Hope you enjoy!

October 25, 2019

I’ve got some tips for handling seasonal creative doldrums, some fall drink pairings, a look at bookshop life, and some information on NaNoWriMo. Read on and enjoy the weekend!

October 18, 2019

This week, I’ve got some news about Stephen King, thoughts on the Emerging Writers Intensive in Banff, a look at the recent Book Award backlash, and a fun post on Vikings.

September 20, 2019

Happy Friday again, dear readers! September is absolutely flying by, so I hope you’re all getting a chance to relax (and read) amidst the chaos of the month’s many new beginnings.

If you’re looking for some non-fiction reading, I’ve got posts on writing, editing, and au...

July 22, 2019

Books are a great way to reimagine aspects of daily life, but when it comes to science fiction, literature often goes past the present, extrapolating on current trends, troubles, and technologies to imagine the future. And sometimes these predictions actually come true...

October 1, 2018

Let me present myself; my name is Katarina Andersson. I am originally from Ystad in Sweden, but I live in Florence, Italy, and have for almost 20 years. Today I am writing, live streaming, and in general talking about wine. However, I did not originally go to Florence...

May 7, 2018

There are no rules when it comes to writing. Therefore, writers should never be shy about pushing the limits of their stories and characters. Granted, that doesn’t mean everything you write will be well received, let alone commercially viable, but don’t let that stop y...

April 23, 2018

You just got signed by a literary agent. CONGRATULATIONS! Your new literary agent just sold your first novel. DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS! Cue the band, drop the confetti, pop the champagne. It’s time to celebrate! Wait, what?  There’s still work to be done? Um, what the h...

April 16, 2018

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. There isn’t a person alive who hasn’t heard that adage. Amazingly, it applies perfectly to the literary arena.

Think I’m kidding? When was the last time you perused the New York Times Best Seller list? If you’re a writer with intentions...

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