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Participants in Wally Lamb’s prison writing program have filed a lawsuit against the bestselling author. Lamb has previously published two anthologies of the work his students at Connecticut’s York Correctional Institution and was intendi...
“True crime” takes on a different meaning when you’re accused of inventing interviews with real-life serial killers. Paul Harrison’s latest book, Mind Games, has been pulled from sale after doubts were publicly raised about hi...
Here are the top ten bestselling indie novels for the week of July 14, 2019, as compiled by IndieReader.  1. It Wasn’t Me, by Lani Lynn Vale. 2. HOT SEAL Hero, by Lynn Raye Harris 3. All Grown Up, by Vi Keeland 4. Can’t Hurt Me, by D...
We posted a cartoon on Facebook last week about a kid sneaking a book — with his mother fully aware and loving it — and our followers went crazy in a good way over it. (Check it out at the bottom of this post.) And they also shared their...
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Most of us take the time to add images to our websites, because we know it makes them more engaging. What we often don’t do (and yes, that “we” includes ourselves): take the proper size into consideration. The Digital Reader recomme...
The plot is what drives your story, right? Yes, but sometimes it needs a helping hand.  Jane Friedman recently shared a reflection on a story’s context — what it is and why your plot might need its help. Friedman gives the example of...
Kristine Kathryn Rusch has filed two more installments in her series on rethinking the writing business. If you missed the first part, it focuses on how Rusch had to reframe her mindset after attending a licensing expo. Part two takes a deep dive int...
A writer’s own life can certainly serve as inspiration, whether it results in a memoir or the tiniest plot point in a novel. But your story doesn’t even have to turn into anything publishable, says writer Lara Zielin. Zielin, a young adul...
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