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Should we start the countdown for The Winds of Winter? After Air New Zealand offered to fly George R.R. Martin to New Zealand to help him finish the sixth book in his Song of Ice and Fire series, Martin graciously thanked the airline for the off...
If you know a young reader obsessed with cleaning  — or one who needs some serious motivation to do so — the perfect book for him or her is coming out in November. Kiki and Jax, a picture book from popular organizing guru Marie Kondo...
Neil Gaiman, John le Carré, Philip Pullman and dozens of other authors have published a letter asking voters to consider what they’ll lose by voting for pro-Brexit candidates. The European Parliament’s elections for new members beg...
The final installment of a popular book series set in long-ago times has a release date. The Mirror and the Light, the third novel in Hilary Mantel’s trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, will be published in March 2020, HarperCollins announced today....
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One can make generalizations about which point of view to use in fiction, based on genre alone. But C.S. Lakin reminds us that the question of what will best tell the story should reign supreme. If that choice is third person (versus first person), t...
Five world-building approaches for the price of one! Writer’s Digest spoke with five acclaimed authors about how they tackle this critical part of writing speculative fiction. Check out the advice from Brandon Sanderson, Margaret Atwood, V. E....
Do you trust your reader? That may seem like a silly question, but C.S. Lakin believes it’s at the root at some pacing problems in writing. In particular, she notices that some authors load too much backstory into the beginning of a story and d...
In the early stages of her career, romance author Katharine Ashe went to a writing retreat led by Mary Buckham. There she learned a revision tip so powerful that she literally has it on her wall. See Ashe's advice on writing page-turners&nbs...
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