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When one rare copy of a Harry Potter book sold this summer, it brought several more first editions out of the woodwork and onto the auction block. Last week, a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (known as Harry Potter and t...
Harold Bloom, perhaps the most famous literary critic of our time, passed away Monday. Bloom, who was eighty-nine, continued to teach at Yale University until the week before his death, according to his NPR obituary. His breakthrough work came in 197...
In case you missed it: The Booker Prize judges chose their first joint winners in almost thirty years yesterday. Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other will share the award despite judges being told...
Here are the top ten bestselling indie novels for the week of October 13, 2019, as compiled by IndieReader.  1. White Knight, by Meghan March. 2. The Oracle, by Jonathan Cahn. 3. Reign of Brayshaw, by Meagan Brandy. 4. Mr. Mayfair, by Louis...
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The settings of your novel shouldn’t simply be afterthoughts or side notes — they should carry some significance to the plot overall. C.S. Lakin calls these meaningful places “connected settings” and offers two writing exercis...
People tend to think of a habit as something done every day, without fail (which is probably why we perceive ourselves as struggling to develop habits). But when it comes to writing, developing a habit isn’t about forcing yourself to do it dail...
While many writers prefer to read their reviews sparingly, if at all, there are certainly some who find the practice beneficial. (And kudos to them — criticism can be tough, even if it’s constructive.) Developmental editor Katie McCoach w...
Many artists find inspiration in the world around them — so why not use that initial inspiration as a tool to continue your creativity? That’s the idea behind a muse board, which Jill Hedgecock explains how to build in a guest post on The...
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