As a writer, you should focus on reading books. But sometimes you just need to watch a good movie. Here are the five best recent films for writers.
The elusive Great American Novel. You’ve heard the term. What does it mean to you? And, in current American culture, is the term becoming outdated?
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.
Before tackling that next big project, understand these 7 steps to ensuring a successful final product.
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.
We are all living busier and busier lives, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be finding the time to write. That novel isn’t going to draft itself!
In 2016, Samantha Hohnstadt flew to Europe, mind set on finding her family’s roots. From this unforgettable adventure came her memoir The Flavor of Wine.
Is it too long? Too short? Just right? Who’s to say? Let’s diagnose just how important word count really is when writing a story.
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.
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.
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.
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.