When it comes to crafting your next book, where will you turn to find great writing advice? Here’s a lesson in learning lessons from the pros.
For all intents and purposes, many of my recent posts were about appreciating the art of writing. Now I want to appreciate the art of reading.
In today’s writing world, is it more beneficial to create an original, singular voice, or follow the popular, mainstream strategies?
As a native of the great state of Michigan, and as an avid reader and writer, here’s a look at my countdown of the best authors from my home state.
Good journalism still matters. It’s always mattered. But it seems to be fading in today’s media culture. Here’s why, and what we can do about it.
There’s something special about indie bookstores: the passion from their booksellers, the creativity in their setups and their comforting environments.
Do you remember the good old days when writing was a craft in itself? There were no rules. But that was before the world went digital.
For readers, there’s a resilience about grit lit, a natural vigor that makes no excuses. But what is it about this grit that is so appealing to writers?
Each month there are new book releases I’d love to read, but October just seems to be the jackpot. Here are the three I’m most anticipating.
They say everyone has a book in them, but apparently not all of those stories are created equal. And the (financial) disparity can be alarming.
Take this as a friendly reminder: National Novel Writing Month will soon be upon us once more. Will you be prepared when it arrives?
A man on his lunch break watches a father reading to his daughter, wondering why the little girl isn’t in school. But let’s not be too quick to judge.
In Luke Mogelson’s debut collection, “These Heroic, Happy Dead,” we experience the raw, unflinching lives of war veterans through an empathetic lens.
What began more than 100 years ago in a battle between major New York newspapermen now seems tailored to the digital age.
There are very few days from elementary school that I remember with such clarity. That day was different. That day was September 11th, 2001.
Amazon is the worldwide leader in online retail. Is its new move to physical bookstores a good thing?
There’s a new biopic about J.D. Salinger’s life, and he wouldn’t be pleased about it.
It’s a lot more than just a day off work. Labor Day represents the grit, ambition and hard work that built the United States.
The physical book seemed to be dying. But after years of physical book sales decreasing and ebook sales increasing, have the tides finally turned?
As the world goes digital, our obsession with studying metrics grows, whether it’s actually useful or not. But please, keep the metrics out of literature.
The story of an old man living on the tranquil waters of Lake Huron. To outsiders it seems he has it made, but the haunting of lost love goes unseen.
You have a story. It’s been rolling around in your mind for months, maybe years. But there is only one way to put it on paper.
All writers face adversity at some point in the process. What’s difficult, though, is when it’s created by you. What’s your writing kryptonite?
Some books are just too good to be overlooked. And it’s a darn shame when they are. Here are five you should make some time to read.
Heading into the 2007 season, Michigan was near the top of college football. After 10 crazy years, the Wolverines are finally back.
Some of the best authors, such as J.K. Rowling, Stephen King and Mark Twain, have used pseudonyms. But why? This calls for a pros and cons list.
Philipp Meyer made his name known in the literary world with the release of his 2013 epic The Son. But that’s not what I’m here to write about, because there is another book by Meyer that is similarly exceptional: American Rust.
Jim Harrison was one of the most gritty, honest writers the literary world has even seen. It was writers like him that most inspired me to write.
When talented people share their thoughts on a subject, others should listen. It’s no different in the writing world. For me, while I enjoy a good laugh, the words that resonate are often words of encouragement or motivation from writers I admire.
We live busy lives, and they only seem to be getting busier. So on top of everything else, where in the world can we also find time to do that thing we love?