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Even if you haven't read Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, you've likely encountered its ideas or even a few of its quotes. The book, written in response to the psychiatrist who survived the Holocaust, has been a hit ever since...
Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has apologized for the controversy surrounding his supposedly hand-signed books. Readers quickly realized that their $599 copies of The Philosophy of Modern Song bore very similar signatures, and publisher Simon &...
Literary journalists must've been giving thanks for Octavia E. Butler this year, because we returned from our holiday break to find two huge pieces on the celebrated sci-fi/fantasy author. The New York Times launched an interactive story on how B...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is, of course, far from the first author to contribute to the BBC's Reith Lecture series. The late Hilary Mantel, for example, spoke about bringing the dead back to life in art. But the Guardian expects that Adichie might...
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For Authors

Perhaps it's because we're on the verge of National Novel Editing Month — more commonly known as December — but several posts on editing have caught our eye lately. Sandra Wendel explains why authors need editors (along with addre...
It's time to catch up on Joanna Penn's expert interviews, now that the holiday week is over. First came Dorie Clark, an author (among many other professions), who discussed how authors can think and plan for the long term. Then came John Trub...
A well-developed character will linger with your readers long after they close the book. It's an accomplishment that takes no small amount of work, but fortunately, there's also no shortage of advice on the matter. Writer's Digest recentl...
Writer's Digest and Writer Unboxed both shared, a while back, some solid posts tackling point-of-view issues. WD focused on general point-of-view issues that a newer writer might encounter, while Writer Unboxed's Donald Maass took a deeper di...
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