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The August Magazine linked to some great articles: Ray Bradbury's greatest writing advice, Six Great Blogs, Everyone Needs a Editor and How to Blog a Book of Poetry.

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Whats new: 26 November 2018 - What's new 26 November 2018
  • ‘Sean and I have written psychological thrillers together under the name of Nicci French for nearly 25 years now - a quarter of a century of collaborating, of entering the other's imagination and exploring the world together.

The United Kingdom may be teetering on the Brexit abyss but you, Diagram Prize voters, have plumped for European unity in the only referendum that really matters.

Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, set 15 years after Offred's ambiguous final scene in the acclaimed 1985-published novel.

How does an author turn a viral article into a published book? In the case of writer Gemma Hartley, whose September 2017 Harper's Bazaar article on emotional labor, "Women Aren't Nags-We're Just Fed Up," went viral on publication, it helped that she was prepared. "This was one of the few cases...

When Danielle Steel was a budding 19-year-old writer, she bought a secondhand German typewriter for 20 dollars. Steel recently completed her 174th book on that same machine. "I think I'm onto a good thing," Steel told Refinery29 from her home in San Francisco.

Link: Seven Author Branding Tips 26 November 2018

Authors with strong brands enjoy numerous marketing advantages over those whose brands are weaker. For example, authors with strong brands are more likely to earn coveted book reviews and retailer merchandising. The results of such wins then feed into a self-reinforcing cycle that generates more...

This year, for the first time, the National Book Foundation awarded a National Book Award for Translated Literature.

We put a tremendous amount of stock in endings. The concluding paragraph or a novel, or the final novel in a sequence of a dozen books, can secure an experience in our minds, or taint the hundreds or thousands of pages that came before. The logic is perverse: the longer the series-the more words...

Commentary: 'A quarter of a century of collaborating' 26 November 2018

‘Sean and I have written psychological thrillers together under the name of Nicci French for nearly 25 years now - a quarter of a century of collaborating, of entering the other's imagination and exploring the world together. Writing is hard: writing with another person is really, really hard....

Whats new: 19 November 2018 - What's new 19 November 2018
  • 'I was a lot dumber when I was writing the novel. I felt like a worse writer... I would come home every day from my office and say, ‘Well, I still really like the story, I just wish it was better written.' At that point, I didn't realise I was writing a first draft. And the first draft was...

The Society of AuthorsThe British authors’ organization, with a membership of over 7,000 writers. Membership is open to those who have had a book published, or who have an offer to publish...

Broadhursts of Southport's part-time staff member Joanne Ball announced on Twitter that she had just sold a book in stock since May 1991. "We always knew its day would come," she wrote of the Pitkin children's biography of William the Conqueror - unaware that her announcement would be retweeted...

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