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Where Hope Begins: Teens Gain Strength Through Writing
Where Hope Begins: Teens Gain Strength Through Writing

An interesting thing happens when you take 14 troubled teens and help them write their stories:… >>

The Year's Best Science Fiction
The Year’s Best Science Fiction

The 2012 Hugo Awards were just announced at the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago. This… >>

“Call Me Pete” Just Wouldn’t Have Done the Job

I love the subject of character names. So much depends on what an author decides to call the people… >>

How to Write a Book: The Painful (Funny) Truth
How to Write a Book: The Painful (Funny) Truth

Nathan Bransford is an author as well as a former literary agent. Which means that he's been on… >>

Under $20 Guide: The Superman-Wonder Woman Lip-Lock
Under $20 Guide: The Superman-Wonder Woman Lip-Lock

As Entertainment Weekly first reported last week, Superman and Wonder Woman are set to bring new… >>

Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don't Step in That
Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don’t Step in That

For a dose of delight in the closing days of summer, I recommend  Barynard Confidential: An A to… >>

7 Websites For Book Lovers
7 Websites For Book Lovers

This past weekend, friends and I had a long conversation about our latest and greatest reads. I… >>

The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever
The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever

Every now and then a great writer finds his ideal subject. Herman Melville on whaling. F. Scott… >>

Top-Earning Authors? No Longer a Boys' Club
Top-Earning Authors? No Longer a Boys’ Club

I got into the wrong end of this business. Seriously. Publishing is made up of two groups, the… >>

The Best Worst Opening Lines Contest
The Best Worst Opening Lines Contest

It's how a book starts that sets its tone. Like: "Call me Ishmael." or "You don't know about me… >>