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Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls made a huge splash in the years following its 1994 publication. Now, twenty-five years later, author Mary Pipher has made some revisions and updates (with the help of her daughter Sara) in the a...
Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of June 23, 2019. Richard Bach (June 23, 1936): Bach’s novel Jonathan Livingston Seagull dominated the New York Times bestseller list for months and became a modern spiritual classic. A...
Next time you hear someone dismiss a language debate with “oh, semantics,” consider showing them a recent article from the Guardian. In it, author David Shariatmadari shares nineteen language-related disputes that went well beyond a frien...
Those of you subscribed to our bargain-book email know that Octavia E. Butler’s birthday was this week — and the sci-fi fans among you remembered that it’s actually today. In honor of this pioneering author, Literary Hub culled comm...
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Like it or not, there’s no denying that the way we consume media has shifted dramatically in the past decade or so. The bad news: We’re more distracted, so creative types (like writers) must fight to grab our attention. The good news: Onc...
Introverted writers may have read our recommendations on how to benefit from writing conferences with a healthy dose of skepticism. Trust us, we get it. And trust us, you’re neither alone in your introversion nor doomed by it. Joanna Penn, a pr...
You’ve undoubtedly noticed the surge in high-profile instances of authors facing scrutiny for how they depict marginalized groups in their works. The Guardian’s Leo Benedictus dug deeper into this phenomenon, dubbed “cancel culture,...
Building your own author website neither has to be difficult nor expensive. Rachel McCollin explains how to get started with WordPress, how to choose a theme, and how to add plugins, to yield an elegant and efficient author site. Check out her guide...
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