19 Love Songs

21 February 2020 | By David Levithan | Filed in: writing.

The New York Times bestselling author of Every Day, Someday, and Two Boys Kissing is back with a short story collection about love perfect for Valentine s Day or year round reading A resentful member of a high school Quiz Bowl team with an unrequited crush A Valentine s Day in the life of Every

Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser

21 February 2020 | By Roy Peter Clark | Filed in: writing.

From one of America s most influential teachers, a collection of the best writing advice distilled from fifty language books from Aristotle to Strunk and White With so many excellent writing guides lining bookstore shelves, it can be hard to know where to look for the best advice Should you go

Silloin tällöin onnellinen

21 February 2020 | By Antti Rönkä | Filed in: writing.

Kyll pojalla on oikeus vihata is ns Ainakin viisikymment vuotta Sen j lkeen voi ehk hiukan armahtaa, mutta ei sen armon kanssa saa hosua Is n ja pojan kirjeenvaihto alkaa, kun poika rohkaistuu antamaan romaanik sikirjoituksensa kirjailijais lle luettavaksi Se, mit poika on kirjoittanut,

Hope in the Mail: Reflections on Writing and Life

21 February 2020 | By Wendelin Van Draanen | Filed in: writing.

Part writing guide and part memoir, this inspiring book from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers Wendelin Van Draanen didn t grow up wanting to be a writer, but thirty books later, she s convinced that writing saved her life Or, at least,

Nessie Quest

21 February 2020 | By Melissa Savage | Filed in: writing.

Two friends head off on an adventure to find the Loch Ness Monster Ada Ru finally thought her parents were going to agree to a Fitzhugh family vacation in Disney World the summer before sixth grade, until her father announces he s taking a teaching position in Scotland, and moving the family there

Romance Your Brand: Building a Marketable Genre Fiction Series

21 February 2020 | By Zoe York | Filed in: writing.

Genre fiction series are the bread and butter of mid list writers For many, they make the difference between a writing dream and a writing career Zoe York Ainsley Booth, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author For the first time ever in print, Zoe York breaks down how she plans a series

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

21 February 2020 | By Elizabeth Gilbert | Filed in: writing.

The instant 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life

The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us Human

21 February 2020 | By Lee Child | Filed in: writing.

In his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world arguing

A Ladder to the Sky

21 February 2020 | By John Boyne | Filed in: writing.

Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for success The one thing he doesn t have is talent but he s not about to let a detail like that stand in his way After all, a would be writer can find stories anywhere They don t need to be his own Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in

Art Matters

21 February 2020 | By Neil Gaiman | Filed in: writing.

Combining Neil Gaiman s extraordinary words with Chris Riddell s deft and striking illustrations, Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art Neil Gaiman once said that the world always seems brighter when you ve just made something that wasn t there before This

Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different

21 February 2020 | By Chuck Palahniuk | Filed in: writing.

Renowned, bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk takes us behind the scenes of the writing life, with postcards from decades on the road and incredible examination of the power of fiction and the art of storytelling.In this spellbinding blend of memoir and insight, bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

21 February 2020 | By Anne Bogel | Filed in: writing.

For so many people, reading isn t just a hobby or a way to pass the time it s a lifestyle Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can t imagine life without them I d Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

21 February 2020 | By Gretchen McCulloch | Filed in: writing.

A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language Language is humanity s most spectacular open source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in interesting ways than ever before Internet conversations are structured by

Ordinary Hazards

21 February 2020 | By Nikki Grimes | Filed in: writing.

In her own voice, author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a memoir in verse Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

21 February 2020 | By Anne Lamott | Filed in: writing.

From Anne Lamott, the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now How to bring hope back into our lives I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen, Anne Lamott