Influencial memoirs convey truly powerful messages. Here is a list of the best non-fiction books to add to your reading list.
Both brilliant and controversial, it’s hard to argue John Steinbeck’s place near the top of classic American literature. But of his most famous books, which is his crowning achievement?
Take this as a friendly reminder: NaNoWrMo will soon be upon us once more. Now’s the time to prepare for National Novel Writing Month.
Ernest Hemingway is one of the greatest American authors. But the tale of his childhood in northern Michigan goes largely untold.
You could ask any writer. I’m sure they could tell you how they begin their writing process. But where do they find their writing inspiration? Maybe inspiration strikes like lightning — the entire story, right there in their mind, neatly wrapped with a bow. Maybe they have a nugget of an idea and begin to […]
Every year, we vow to find more reading time. Every year, it doesn’t happen. Here are some tips to finally get back to the pleasure of leisurely reading.
One of the greatest writers of his generation, Mitch Albom has mastered the “magical realism” sub-genre. Let’s count down the best Mitch Albom books.
Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest authors in the history of American literature. Let’s countdown some of the best Hemingway books.
Frequently compared to Philipp Meyer’s The Son, Paul Howarth’s debut novel Only Killers and Thieves should be the next book on your reading list.
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.
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?
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.
In Luke Mogelson’s debut collection, “These Heroic, Happy Dead,” we experience the raw, unflinching lives of war veterans through an empathetic lens.
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.