L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

By Nuala O’Connor Nuala O’Connor’s novel Miss Emily vividly brings Emily Dickinson to life, depicting her reclusive days amongst her parents and sister at their estate, the Homestead in Amherst, Mass., in the 1860s, as well as through 18-year-old Irish maid Ada Concannon, a fictional confidant for Emily. O’Connor picks her favorite Dickinson poems. Links …

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by Clayton Noblit Every year at Written Word Media, we write about the major publishing industry trends as we see them. Some we get right, some we get wrong, but the best part is hearing what authors have to say in the comments and on social media. Self-publishing is a rapidly evolving industry, and those …

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The Guardian Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don’ts. Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather. …

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Via The Guardian Made a New Year resolution to start writing that novel? Take some writing tips from Leo Tolstoy, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck and other famous authors. Over the past year, Helen Gordon and I have been putting together Being a Writer, a collection of musings, tips and essays from some of our favourite …

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https://lithub.com/the-10-most-famous-bookstores-in-the-world/ Famous Bookstores in the World For Dedicated Tourists Who Also Want to Buy Books Shakespeare and Company is often described as the most famous bookstore in the world—but which one is the most famous? There have actually been three versions of what is often described as the most famous bookstore in the world: the …

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So, you’re still writing your little book? Must be nice not to have a real job. Writing doesn’t sound all that difficult. I always thought I’d write a book after I retire, once I have some time to kill. Wait a second, creative writing degrees are a real thing? Have you been published yet? Have …

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