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HarperCollins has acquired the publishing rights to all of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s archives. Publishers Weekly revealed the news that King’s estate struck the deal, which covers all formats — ebooks, audiobooks, children’...
NPR is headed back to the future. The summer reading poll for 2021 is about your favorite fantasy and science-fiction books, in a throwback to the 2011 poll. But this time around, only works published since 2011 will be eligible (since, as NPR says i...
Remember the short story “Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian? If not: it’s still up on The New Yorker … or you can just wait for the movie adaptation of it to come out. Because, yes, a film version is actually in the works, acc...
We’ve noticed a few commonalities among bookworms, as we’ve built our Facebook community. Most of us love pets — slight edge to cats, it seems, but dogs rule, too. We enjoy a nice warm beverage — tea, then coffee, plus some vo...
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You can probably empathize with historical fiction author Emma Lombard. She decided to self-publish because of the options it offers — but the sheer number of choices can certainly feel overwhelming. So once she’d developed a plan, implem...
We see a lot of relationship advice for fiction — romantic advice. But it dawned on author Vaughn Reynolds recently that friendships are an underappreciated yet powerful portion of many beloved stories. And that led him to analyze some of the b...
Authors frequently talk about how characters make plot decisions for them, sometimes to their great surprise. So it’s not a stretch to see writing coach C.S. Lakin suggest that authors ask their characters questions about the setting they&rsquo...
Book coach Susan DeFreitas typically sees three different launching points for novels: with a character, with a plot or story concept, or with a theme. She isn’t going to advocate for one over the others, but she is going to explore the strengt...
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