L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

A fifth of readers report characters from novels cropping up in their daily lives, hearing their voices even after putting books aside. Richard Lea It’s a cliche to claim that a novel can change your life, but a recent study suggests almost a fifth of readers report that fiction seeps into their daily existence. Researchers …

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Research on writers appearing at the Edinburgh international book festival reveals 63% listen to their creations, and 61% feel they have their own agency. Alison Flood Some writers have always claimed they can hear their characters speaking, with Enid Blyton suggesting she could “watch and hear everything” and Alice Walker describing how her characters would …

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Tyler Moss 500 pages. That’s the length of the transcript journalist Rachel Slade had to wade through in researching her 2018 bestselling book, Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro. Assembled from 26 hours of audio pulled from a doomed ship’s data recorder—actual conversations between the crew and …

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By: Jess Zafarris “Don’t let anyone tell you ‘No.’”Bestselling author Brad Meltzer reveals the secrets around his new non-fiction book, ‘The First Conspiracy’—plus thriller writing tips, and more. Brad Meltzer may be history’s most engaging contemporary advocate, at least in terms of the vast audiences he’s able to reach. For instance, he hosted the History …

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Via gosparkpress.com Before Print The concept of publishing began long before the invention of the printing press. It began as far back as the invention of writing. Scribes copied works all by hand. Obviously, this was a long, painstaking process, thus, books developed along with movable type. The Invention of the Printing Press The Chinese …

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For those of us who spend countless hours digging through pages and pages of information, in search of one sliver of information… do you have the quick and dirty details? *Add your questions in the comments… let’s share our knowledge* Current list of topics I’m googling: How long would it take for a body to …

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