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Fall Book RecommendationsTruly Devious by Maureen Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten Girl Gang by Lily Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Babysitter's Coven by Kate of Salt by Katrina of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley by Wolf by Ryan Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Wake by Marisha by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin by Suzanne Walker and Wendy VIDEOS // Day of...

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Start to finish: creating the illustrations for "Robobaby"David Wiesner is a Caldecott award-winning illustrator and author, who's work I've long admired. Tuesday, Art and Max, and Mr.

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3 Things You Don't Actually Need To Start Getting Media CoverageWhen it comes to marketing and business, nothing is more valuable than your audience trusting you.

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Passive Voice: When to use it in businessUse the passive voice in business to be more diplomatic, add gravitas, show expertise, and gently persuade.

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How Michael Jackson Can Help Improve Your Writing's PopularityOne sleepy evening while riding the subway, I overheard someone say: "Men tell lies... women tell lies..."

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11 books nominated for a literary award in 2020An author in your city, state, or region can help deepen your appreciation and understanding of where you live, like these Kentucky authors.

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Investigating Beyond the Book with Fiction and Facts by David A. KellyDid you hear about the first major league baseball team to hire a group of dogs?

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The Year the Bridges FailedLike the victims of Thornton Wilder's "Bridge of San Luis Rey," we are trying to forge connections as we stare down the abyss.

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What if the Reasonable Reaction to the World is Endless Horrified Screaming?Hari Kunzru's novel "Red Pill" explores the potential breakdown of American democracy.

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7 Satirical Novels About Social UpheavalAdam Wilson recommends books that push us out of complacency and force us to stare at our ugliest selves.

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Horror Books I Wish I Had Growing UpKick off spooky reading season early with these diverse YA horror books full of supernatural baddies and things that go bump in the night.

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Comics A-Z: The Arts From Kusama to OfrendaWe're continuing our A-Z comics journey through the arts. Join us from K-O!

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The Power of the RereadOne reader shares thoughts on making time for the joy of rereading old favorites—and the guilt of passing over unread books.

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6 Contemporary Books To Read If You're A Fan Of THE BELL JARA list of contemporary readalikes for Sylvia Plath's THE BALL JAR, from novels to memoirs that match the classic's style and tone.

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12 Must-Read Romances With Great Fat RepresentationThis must-read list of fat-positive romance features queer representation and spans multiple sub-genres.

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5 Stealthy Ways to Help Promote New BooksHave a friend or favorite author with a book out? Here are some ways to go the extra mile to help with promotion.

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Horror Books for Middle School: 15 Spooky Titles for Middle GradersAs soon as the calendar flips to September, everone should be reading horror. Get started with these horror books for middle school readers.

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Cover Reveal: Zatanna: The Jewel Of GravesendMobsters, mystics, and mermaids, oh my! Take a look at the cover and get a sneak peek at Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend, written by Alys Arden, illustrated and colored by Jacquelin De Leon, and lettered by Ariana Maher, available to pre-order now, and out April 2021.

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Book Fetish: Volume 424Book Riot is teaming up with BookClubbish to give away one book bundle containing 5 books by authors you should add to your TBR list: The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnbull, Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West, The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi, The Bright Lands by John Fram, A Good Family by A.H. Kim.

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Lit Hub Daily: September 24, 2020"Constipation is being good, keeping between the lines, staying small, keeping contained, following the rules."

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8 YA Fantasy Novels Set In Far-Flung Corners Of The EarthThese 8 YA fantasy novels will transport readers to magical locations across the Earth, from the Amazon rainforest to the streets of Seoul.

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Is Fall Here Yet? !, Ep. 174Happy Fall! Rhonda and Frank are ready for Spooky Season! This week they check in with each other and discuss what they've been reading!

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Online Book Events: A Necessary Pivot in 2020, But How Do You Compete?Before you set up your next online event, consider these principles if you want a meaningful return on your investment of time and energy.

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A Brief History of Literary ConstipationThis is a constipated time. I mean that not “quarantine constipation” is, apparently, a real affliction—but metaphorically: it is hard to get more static than self-isolation.

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Dynastic Privilege, A Terrible Novel, and the Race for a Crucial Senate SeatThis is a story about narratives, both literary and political, and who gets to craft the future of a state sliding toward authoritarian rule, where Black mothers die in childbirth, minority voters’ votes are suppressed, where white vigilantes and police have gunned down Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks, and where Stone Mountain, the...

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Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., on the Urgency of James Baldwin's LessonsHosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicle shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing.

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Fornicating and Fighting: A Brief History of the Ancient Cult of AphroditeMake your way to the southeastern shores of Cyprus, close to Larnaca airport, ignore the planes—and in the winter months, draw your eyes from the flocks of flamingos that land here on the salt marshes, visitors for five thousand years—and you might just be able to make out archaeologists working on the dig of an ancient metropolis at...

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Why Americans Don't Care About Their Presidents' Sex ScandalsThe coronavirus pandemic is dramatically disrupting not only our daily lives but society itself. This show features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the deeper economic, political, and technological consequences of the pandemic.

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The Book That Changed My Life: Giving Voice to the Divine, Inexplicable OceanIn the early summer of 1994, I walked into Alice’s Bookshop in North Carlton; a small shop in an old terrace on a straight boulevard that runs north out of Melbourne, Victoria.

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What Does Privacy Really Mean Under Surveillance Capitalism?Carissa VÃliz: "They are watching us. They know I’m writing these words. They know you are reading them."

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How Have the Black Lives Matter Protests Changed America?In Hands Up, Don’t Shoot , Jennifer Cobbina draws on in-depth interviews with nearly two hundred residents of Ferguson and Baltimore, conducted within two months of the deaths of 18-year-old Michael Brown and 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

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Embracing the Wildness of Diaspora: A Conversation with K-Ming ChangMy correspondence with K-Ming Chang began with fan mail. I had recently read her flash fiction story Gloria in Split Lip—a knife-sharp story about queerness, shame, and faith—and instantly devoured the rest of her fiction and her poetry, moved by the possibilities in her writing.

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Erin Entrada Kelly on Writing the Kind of Heroine Who Doesn't Go Charging into the ForestNewberyTart is a podcast about kids’ books, for adults, and is recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, by two friends who approach the Newbery thing from very different, but surprisingly complementary, directions.

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AC/DC's Brian Johnson on Jumping Out of Parachutes and Cursing Mick JaggerWe Have Ways of Making You Talk is a weekly show exploring the war in close up, hosted by comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland as they discuss all matters Second World War.

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2020 Releases Book Haul! !

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How to Use Artfully Vague Language to Inspire Your ReadersAs a screenwriter, I'm very used to writing visually. Aside from dialogue, almost every word is there to become a picture.

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The Challenge of Finding — and Giving — Honest FeedbackMillions of us write every day and publish often. Thousands of writers are pitching work every minute.

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Should You Add An Ebook To Your Promotional Toolkit?An ebook is a subtle selling tool that lets you showcase in an editorial way some of your experience and expertise, so readers start to associate you with a particular area.

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Double Illumicrate UnboxingIt's time to open the August and ADSOM illumicrate boxes! What did you think of the boxes?

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How to Find Rhythm in Your WritingYou know beautiful writing when you read it, but sometimes it can be hard to explain what makes it so compelling.

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Quiet Determination: BARTALI'S BICYCLE Cover RevealI'm wowed by many covers, but I'm especially jazzed about this one for Megan Hoyt's picture book BARTALI'S BICYCLE, about an athlete who quietly saved Jewish families during the second World War.

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Revisting My Favorite Books of 2014Patrons get perks that allow more interaction with my channel and content such as monthly polls for books I'll read and video topics I'll do each month, a patreon-exclusive discord, liveshows, and more.

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The best nonfiction of SeptemberGiven the current state of the world, one could expect to discover a number of recent books that attempt to define the difficulties and problems we confront as human beings and perhaps offer some assistance with self-healing.

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5 Reasons to Read: "Cemetery Boys" by Aiden ThomasRegister to Vote - Yemen - in June - Anti-Racist Resources - Trans Advocacy Coalition - Collective: an Anti-racist: Native Bookstagrammers: Bail Fund - Mental Health - Crisis: + in Poland - In the World - always, this #booktube video comes # thanks to the following Patrons °˖◝◜˖° Alicia, Owl, Kate, Aptasi, Maxwell, Emily, Anna, Maija,...

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Write Now with Thom Hartmann. How this author collected a wall of…I've been writing since I was around 7 or 8 years old, when my mom — an English major at Michigan State University — got me all fired up and inspired.

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Book Riot's Deals of the Day for September 23, 2020Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Carina Press and Common Goal by Rachel Reid.

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Would you find this bookstore beautiful or terrifying? Or both.Well, beautiful might not exactly be the word—perhaps disquietingly arresting? Chinese architecture firm x+living seems to be channeling the synaptic afterimages of Borges’s brain in their dizzying design for a bookstore in the city of Dujiangyan, in the southwest of China.

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Writing Success Will Take a Long TimeIt's a marathon, not a sprint. If you didn't do the writing you planned to do yesterday, that's ok.

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My Dad's Latest Art Project Is My BoyfriendAn excerpt from "Pink Mountain on Locust Island" by Jamie Marina Lau, recommended by Chaya Bhuvaneswar.

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Charlie Kaufman's New Work Asks What White Men Have to OfferIn "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" and his novel "Antkind," the director is still centering pitiful white guys, but it hits different now.

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The Cosy Autumn Book TagLucy's channel: Tag... Tazmyn: : : : channel: candle shop: Autumn TBR: FemmeFanTale TBR: Mentioned We Have Always Lived in the Castle: : Deathless Girls: is For Witching: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Postal: : Harp of Kings: Dance with Fate: my podcast and channel on...

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WorldKidLit Month: Why We Need Translated Lit for Kids!Translated literature is for kids too! Learn about World Kid Lit Month and find out how to get the kids involved this year.

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Book Revue: A Bookstore For EveryoneTake a tour of an independent bookstore and community hub, Book Revue, the largest independent bookstore on Long Island.

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6 of the Best Books Like AMMONITE to Pair With the MovieIf you're excited about the romantic drama fictionalizing the life of paleontologist Mary Anning, check out these books like AMMONITE.

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4 of the Best Books About Vinyl RecordsWe've got those! Throw on a record and get comfy: it's time to read.

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B-List Bonanza: LEGEND OF KORRA's NagaB-list comics villains are getting the spotlight, but what about lesser known comics heroes? Get to know one such hero known as Naga.

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8 of the Best 2020 YA Releases Featuring BIPOC On the CoverThese 2020 YA books featuring BIPOC on the cover are giving us covers as breathtaking as the stories inside.

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I Haven't Read X Book, Am I a Reader?When talking about books, people expect you to read classics for you be a serious reader.

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All The Spooky and Scary Book Gifts You Need In Your LifeThe perfect collection of horror gifts for readers who love all things spooky and scary.

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10 of the Best Atmospheric YA Novels to Curl Up With This FallGet moody and cozy up with a few creepy, witchy, and atmospheric YA novels, both new and backlist, this fall season.

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Lit Hub Daily: September 23, 2020Taping a luminous little poem to a parking lot post hardly rose to the level of guerrilla art, but still, it felt subversive.” Maggie Lane on the life of the poet elf. - Lit Hub WATCH: Matt Quinn...

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3 of the Best YA Books With Argentinian CharactersCheck out these three YA books starring Argentinian characters!

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Studying VlogI used to love studying when I was at uni, 15 YEARS AGO, and I had been putting off reading a book I had got at Christmas about women, sex and gossip in The Archers, a radio soap I love listening to as I wanted to 'study' this book.

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Amazon's Importance to Book Sales Keeps Increasing—for Better or WorseKindle Singles. This program debuted in 2011 and expanded with Singles Classics in 2016. Amazon describes the initiative as “a way to make iconic articles, stories, and essays from well-known authors writing for top magazines and periodicals available in digital form, many for the first time." It seems mostly designed to give Kindle...

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On Planting Seeds, Excavating Language, and the Politics of PlaceKerri ní Dochartaigh is from the North West of Ireland but now lives in the middle, in an old stone railway cottage; the closest dwelling to Garriskil Bog.

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Climactic Moments in Literature Rescheduled as Zoom MeetingsKate Gavino Kate Gavino is a writer and illustrator. She is the creator of the website, Last Night's Reading, which was compiled into a published collection by Penguin Books in 2015.

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WATCH: Matt Quinn of Mt. Joy on Musical Storytelling and Early InfluencesThis episode continues our video series to benefit the wonderful Mighty Writers, a Philadelphia-based non-profit that teaches reading and writing to thousands of low-income and marginalized students every year and is seeing more need than ever during the pandemic.

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Was Abstract Art Actually Invented by a Mid-19th-Century Spiritualist?An early adopter of both abstraction and arguing about the founder of abstraction was Wassily Kandinsky , who was so invested in proving himself as the pioneer of the form that he wrote a letter to his art dealer in 1936 to stake his claim about a painting created 25 years earlier called Komposition V.

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Snapshots Before the War: Saying Goodbye in 1944I am looking at a faded page from my broken-backed baby book. On September 20, 1944, at about nine in the morning, two farm kids from Ohio and Kentucky told each other goodbye out front of a sad-sa...

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What Does It Mean To Buy From Black-Owned Businesses?Every year black Americans spend an estimated $1.2 trillion. This combined spending power exceeds several nations' gross domestic product.

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What Is So Special About Balzac's Thousands of Characters?Honorà de Balzac’s life has often been told, but it’s less compelling than Balzac’s lives, the extraordinary, extravagant, profligate creation of the well over 2,000 fictional beings who people his...

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How I Found Small Joys in My Life as a Poem ElfMark Strand was my first. It was ten years ago on a cold but sunny March morning that I stood in the parking lot of my gynecologist’s office, waiting for a minivan to pull away and a pregnant women to enter the building.

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Linda Kay Klein on Being a Steward of Others' StoriesWriting can be lonely work; WMFA counters that with conversation. It’s a show about creativity and craft, where writer and host Courtney Balestier talks shop with some of today’s best writers and examines the issues we face when we do creative work.

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Lena Herzog on Reading Montaigne Through the PandemicHosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicle shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing.

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Interview with Vicki Laveau-HarvieKendra talks to Vicki Laveau-Harvie about her memoir, The Erratics, which is out now from Knopf.

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Writing Flash Fiction Improved My Business ArticlesTwo years ago, I never dreamed of writing fiction. And, I wasn't even sure what the term flash fiction meant.

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A Lawyer's Guide to Persuasive Writing: 5 Rules to Live byOne shared experience among lawyers is the often asked question, "Should I become a lawyer?"

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Social Media for Writers: Practical Tips and TricksSocial media for writers doesn't have to be overwhelming. These practical strategies will help you make the most of your social media presence.

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7 Quotes in Liz Gilbert's ‘Big Magic' That Comfort Me When My Writing Is RejectedElizabeth Gilbert's book "Big Magic" entails many encouraging quotes that comfort me when I experience rejection in my writing.

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How to Get Inspired for Poetry. Idea generators to help you fill the…Poetry is emotion — we write about love or hate, about how nature makes us feel, or maybe about everyday items that we have attached feelings to, etc.

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Frederick Douglass on the Wisdom of the Minority and the Real Meaning of Solidarity"There are times in the experience of almost every community& when& the appointed leaders& exert their powers of mind to complicate, mystify, entangle and obscure the simple truth& to mislead the popular mind, and to corrupt the public heart, - then the humblest may stand forth& opposing& the torrent of evil."

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No Wave FeminismJenny Turner talks to Joanna Biggs about the history of the Women's Liberation Movement, the loneliness of feminist work, and the seemingly unavoidable question: How do you think your life compares to your mother's?

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19 new books to cozy up with this week.Ah, Tuesday rears its ugly head again. But rest assured, there are some good things that have come out of it.

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Should You Self-Publish Your Book? 5 Essential Questions to Help You DecideSelf-publishing vs. traditional publishing. How is a writer supposed to know which route is best for them, their book and their career?

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What the hell John Boehner? A brief look at political memoir covers.It used to be there was a season for political memoirs, as candidates thinking of taking a run at the national level would tape together the most flattering aspects of their life story, throw in some hopeful, non-committal bromides with but the faintest taste of policy, and call it a day.

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Editors Explain: How Can I Write Faster?With limited time, how can you increase your writing speed? Closely connected to the common questions ‘How can I write more?

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Amazon's best books of September: This week's releasesA profound novel by Jodi Picoult that explores the ways in which the decisions we make shape us, nonfiction for fans of Lori Gottlieb's Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, and a deep dive into how former generations, especially the Boomer generation, have set Millennials up for failure.

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Book Trailer Reveal: SWISH! THE SLAM-DUNKING, ALLEY-OOPING, HIGH-FLYING HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS by Don Tate and Suzanne SladeThree years. That’s how long it took me to gather the courage to start writing Swish!

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Book Riot's Deals of the Day for September 22, 2020Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Channel Kindness by Born This Way Foundation Reporters with Lady Gaga.

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Lessons on Writing and Publishing Short Stories from 250 Rejection LettersAfter five years of submitting short stories for publication in literary magazines, I have accumulated a lot of rejections and even more insights on writing.

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Episode 148: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest HemingwayJohn J. Miller is joined by Missy Andrews of the Center for Literary Education to discuss Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea.

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The Perfect Prose of a Joan Didion Photo CaptionBrian Dillon writes about a photo caption written by Joan Didion in the August 1, 1965, issue of American Vogue, when she was a staffer at the magazine, and discrepancies between the printed caption and how Didion later remembered it.

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Announcing the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 RecipientsIt's time to unveil this year's 5 Under 35 list from the National Book Foundation, which recognizes outstanding debuts from writers under 35.

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Classic Queer Books You Might Have MissedLet's expand the queer canon to include these books that don't always get their due.

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What Does It Mean to Perform Whiteness?Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half, on stories of passing and not writing a how-to guide for white people.

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America Has Never Wanted Non-White CitizensLaila Lalami, author of "Conditional Citizens," on how keeping the United States healthy means working to ensure that everyone is equal.

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California School District Considers Classic Book BanThe National Coalition Against Censorship is urging a California school district to retain several books in their curriculum while a proposed ban is under review.

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9+ Tolkien-Inspired Recipes to Enjoy on Hobbit DayCelebrate Hobbit Day with a feast fit for the Shire and these Tolkien inspired recipes for your second breakfast and more.

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12 of the Best Gay YA Books to Make You Feel YourselfLaugh, cry, and find a story to relate to among these gay YA books about finding yourself, romance, and so much more.

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Why There Aren't More Jointly Authored NovelsA look at the history of jointly authored novels, including authors' approaches, the benefits, and the pitfalls of coauthorship.

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18 of the Best Mom-Approved Books for Kids Ages 0-5You’ve just decided to give a child you know the perfect gift: a book. But with so many books on the shelves, how do you know which ones are mom-approved?

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11 Great Books About Isabella Stewart GardnerGet to know the fascinating life of art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner, her museum, and the infamous art heist associated with it.

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Cover Reveal: An Earl, The Girl, And A Toddler By Vanessa RileyAcclaimed author Vanessa Riley infuses the ballroom settings of Regency England with hints of Demerara Island and Jamaican flair in Rogues and Remarkable Women, her series revolving around The Widow's Grace, a secret society of widows battling society to regain their money and a chance at love everlasting.

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Your Grammarian Personality: The Descriptivist or Prescriptivist QuizThe prescriptivists have been concerned with the rules of language, as they generally believe that the standardization of language rules will create shared clarity among everyone who writes and speaks the language.

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DC Comics Still Has a Gender ProblemA critical look at the disparity in hiring women creators, excluding women, and mishandling allegations of sexual misconduct at DC Comics.

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8 of the Best YA Books About What Happens at NightMidnight initiations, club meet-ups, strange happenings in the woods - these YA books explore all sorts of nighttime happenings.

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Lit Hub Daily: September 22, 2020In 1586, the English poet, critic, courtier and soldier Sir Philip Sidney is fatally wounded at the Battle of Zutphen. “Why are populations so willing to look the other way when survival of organized human life is literally at stake?

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6 Audiobooks Written and Read by Latinx Women AuthorsGive these wonderful audiobooks written and read by Latinx women a listen for Latinx Heritage Month this year.

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Freedom Day, 1963: A Lost Interview with James BaldwinLeslie J. Freeman introduces an interview conducted by her aunt Fern Marja Eckman with James Baldwin and his brother David, about their part in a Black voter-registration drive in Selma, Alabama, in October, 1963.

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Everyone Wants Barnes and Noble to Survive. Can It?The biggest bookseller in the United States has suffered a slow decline over the last 10 years.

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The Fault Lines of Midwestern Racism Run DeepDear swing state: Dear battleground and infinite presidential visit: Dear broken-heartland: Dear flyover: Dear Packer fan and Brewer fan and anti-labor leader: Dear Act 10: Dear apple orchard and cranberry bog: Dear Tammy and Ron: Dear Cheesehead: Dear Butter Burger: Dear diabetes and high cholesterol and Ironman: Dear Supermax and overcrowded...

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A River Runs Through It: On Mill Towns and PopulismThe coronavirus pandemic is dramatically disrupting not only our daily lives but society itself. This show features conversations with some of the worlds leading thinkers and writers about t...

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Life, Love, and Beowulf in the Deep South's Most Literary Small TownWe met at the University of Mississippi in a Beowulf seminar. Professor Louis Dollarhide began to lecture as he entered the classroom.

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On the Challenges of Writing About Death"I want to write a story about death." My editor blinked at me. She was barely into her twenties and thoughts of her own mortality were decades ahead.

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Capitalism is Killing UsThe following conversation is from Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin's new book Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal.

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Writing a History of a Pandemic During a PandemicLife can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. –Søren Kierkegaard This past March, in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, in the middle of the house, my wife...

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Walking Each Other HomeMy friend lives on this road the same as me, two hollows down, two gladed mountainsides, briar patches that go without saying, fields in pumpkin or hay or fallow.

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America, We Talk About ItSummer Journals — August 8, 2017 — every day of the week. It is not easy.

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Moshe Safdie on the Architecture of Our Lives in QuarantineHosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicle shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing.

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What Happens When a Woman Seeking an Abortion Is Turned Away?Over the course of a ten-year investigation that began in 2007, Diana Greene Foster and a team of scientists followed a thousand women from more than twenty states, some of whom received the abortions they sought, and some of whom were turned away.

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The 8 Mistakes Writers Make Submitting to Literary JournalsOver the past couple of years, I've been working with writers to help get their work published in literary journals.

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The Best Dream I Ever Had Improved My WritingI rarely recall dreams but this one is still vivid. I dreamed I had dinner with William Zinsser, author of On Writing Well: classic guide to writing nonfiction.

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Seven DevilsPatrons get perks that allow more interaction with my channel and content such as monthly polls for books I'll read and video topics I'll do each month, a patreon-exclusive discord, liveshows, and more.

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VlogCancelled videos #1 thanks to @Panna Sasna @BooksAndJams and Andi Nicole for... having my face haha.

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Transform Your Writing — By Pressing DeleteYet this happens all too often. Wrapped up in their own perspective, stamping their baggage — this is mine!

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Sharpen Your Grammar and Vocabulary Today with This Innovative StrategyWhen you help people learn English you improve your grammar and build your vocabulary.

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My First Fantasy Book Of The YearClick here to get 20% off your custom formula from Function of Beauty. Available in the US, GB, EU, CA, AUS, NZ and more!

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The Little Things are Your Biggest ToolThe universe was born from a singularity. The 5180 episodes of the hit UK soap opera Eastenders began as an idea.

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Steven Pinker's Top 13 Writing TipsSteven Pinker's book "The Sense of Style" contains a treasure trove of nonfiction writing advice.

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Hispanic Heritage Month reads now in Kindle UnlimitedHispanic heritage is a key ingredient in the American melting pot. From September 15 to October 15, we loudly and proudly celebrate Hispanic and Latinx history and culture.

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Book Riot's Deals of the Day for September 21, 2020Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by A Drop of Midnight by Jason DiakitÃ.

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Eleanor Roosevelt's son wrote twenty mysteries in which his mother solves murders.Yes, thats right. Apparently, Elliott Roosevelt, the son of Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt, wrote a long-running murder mystery series starring his mother as an amateur detective.

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An interview with Anne Helen Petersen on millennialsIn 2019, Anne Helen Petersen published a Buzzfeed article titled "How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation." The article has been read over seven million times.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on how Vladimir Nabokov influenced her writing.Here's a little known fact, of which Mary Karr recently reminded us: as an undergraduate, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died this weekend at the age of 87, was once one of Vladimir Nabokov's students: she took his legendary class on European Literature at Cornell in the early 50s.

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Riot Recommendation: 19 of Your Favorite Crime Thrillers with Badass Female LeadsCIA agent Alisa Flynn is willing to go rogue if it means catching the most heartless band of criminals she's ever encountered.

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6 Simple Fiction Writing Exercises That Will Spark Your InspirationThe first time I did a writing exercise, I was twelve years old. Our teacher wrote five words on a blackboard and said: "These five words need to be featured in your story."

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The Do's and Don'ts of Raising Readers by Jen KleinknechtAir conditioning taught me how to read.. It sounds crazy, but it’s true. We didn’t have central air conditioning in the home where I grew up.

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Why Aren't There More Books About Asexuals?Angela Chen's "Ace" finally takes a clear look at a group that's often ignored by both nonfiction and literature.

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Useful Bad Advice for First RespondersStrange, short, and diverting writing delivered to your inbox every Monday.

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15 of YOUR favorite audiobook narratorsReaders, a few weeks ago, I shared a list of 10 of my favorite audiobook narrators, plus 30 listening recommendations.

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Submerging Myself In Poetry For The Sealey ChallengeA reader recounts the poignant experience of participating in the Sealey Challenge, reading poetry every day throughout August.

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12 of the Best New Memoirs Written by Asian AuthorsThere are some great new memoirs by Asian writers out this year. Check out the list and find your next nonfiction read.

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5 Great Speculative Fiction Anthologies of 2020Explore myriad stories imagined around shared themes and discover new favorite authors through these 2020 speculative fiction anthologies.

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Comics A-Z: The Arts from Politics to ToritenThis round of Comics A-Z is taking us on a tour of the arts. Get ready to explore comics that tackle themes from Politics to Toriten in this edition.

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Historical Nonfiction: 30 of the Best Books in the GenreHistorical nonfiction is so much more than history books you read in school. These stories are well-researched and just as riveting as fiction.

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Struggling to Read During COVID? You're Not Alone.A Rioter on struggling to read during the pandemic with work stress and world issues taking up so much brain space.

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The Futura Is Now: Why YA Cover Design Looks The Way It DoesA deep dive into the rise of the sans serif font for YA book cover titles and a history of trends in YA cover design.

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8 of the Best Books About Villains Who Become HeroesGotham City is torn apart by the war between Batman and the Joker. Ready to take it to the next level, The Joker recruits the flaming sword-wielding knight Azrael to create their version of heaven on Earth while exposing hidden Wayne family secrets.

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Lit Hub Daily: September 21, 2020The ultimate best books lists: In which we tally all the big fall lists to figure out which books have been getting the most chatter. - Lit Hub “She taught us what it was to make light.

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9 of the Best Children's Books About Libraries and LibrariansCelebrate some of our favorite bookish spaces and people with the tots through these children's books about libraries and librarians.

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Slang in Dialogue: Use It SparinglyAuthors need to get the nuances of slang in dialogue right, because smart readers will always recognize phony speech patterns.

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Ep344: Who's the Boss?This week we're continuing our ongoing discussion of creative nonfiction by diving into an essay by Hanif Abdurraqib about attending a Bruce Springsteen concert in Jersey and thinking about who gets to romanticize "hard work" in America.

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Ep 436C Pam Zhang's Booker Prize-listed debut novel focuses on a family of Chinese immigrants working coal mines, panning streams, and laying railroads in the American West.

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Lorrie Moore on Bearing Witness to SufferingDeborah Treisman interviews the author Lorrie Moore about "Face Time," her story from the September 28, 2020, issue of The New Yorker.

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Poems That Map the Urges of Private and Political SpaceNew collections by Henri Cole and Eduardo C. Corral take on everyday melancholy and national emergency, exposing the constraints that govern our desires, Dan Chiasson writes.

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Why We Keep Reinventing Abraham LincolnFrom Honest Abe to Killer Lincoln, revisionist biographers have given us countless perspectives on the Civil War President, Adam Gopnik writes.

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Briefly Noted Book Reviews"The Erratics," "Deep Delta Justice," "A Country for Dying," and "Owed."

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Traditional Publishing Enjoys Its Best Sales in a Decade—Despite Supply Chain ProblemsBook publishing faces a very tight printing market at the same time that sales have increased to levels not seen for ten years.

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The Ultimate Fall 2020 Books PreviewEvery season brings with it a slew of reading lists, and fall—the traditional season of Big Books—is certainly no exception.

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To Make Light From Pain: Mourning Ruth Bader GinsburgI was crying last night, because Ruth Bader Ginsburg died; my husband took over with the kids.

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The Long Golden Age of Useless, American CrapAmericans have surrounded themselves with crappy things: consumer goods that are typically low priced, poorly made, composed of inferior materials, lacking in meaningful purpose, and not meant to last.

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Lucille Clifton Didn't Just Write Poems. She Inhabited Them.I'm riding shotgun in a big Cadillac. My friend who's driving, a buddy for years, is comfortably past six feet tall.

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Indifference and Cruelty: What Made Nazi Germany PossibleMy grandparents thought the past was buried forever beneath the wreckage of the Third Reich, but it reared its head one morning in January 1946, when Karl Schwarz found an envelope in the mailbox with a return address that immediately implied bad tidings—Dr. Rebstein-Metzger, Lawyer, Mannheim.

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The Poet Who Had No Time for TragedyBefore the altar of Hera in Samos, as reported by Apuleius in his Flowers of Rhetoric, is a statue of the boy Anacreon loved, and whose name, Bathyllus—like a broken column’s stones among the green grass and red poppies of the ruin—is littered throughout the fragments remaining.

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Everybody's a Socialist. What Happened?From the worldwide rise of populism and medical tourism, to Chinese smartphones and Nigerian Cinema—each season on Underreported with Nicholas Lemann we’ll travel to different places and bring you...

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Susan Burton on Saying the Thing She Was Most Scared to SayBookable Bookable features established authors and emerging talent in conversation with host and author Amanda Stern, perhaps best known for creating the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series at New York's famous Joe's Pub and Symphony Space.

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Karen E. H. Skinazi, "Women of Valor: Orthodox Jewish Troll Fighters, Crime Writers, and Rock Stars in Contemporary Literature and Culture"Skinazi delves beyond this stereotype to identify a powerful tradition of feminist literary portrayals of Orthodox women, often created by Orthodox women themselves.

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Going Against the Flow: Reflowable vs. Fixed-Layout EbooksThe vagaries of the reflowable ebook introduce uncertainty that doesn't work for all ebooks. But with fixed-layout ebooks those uncertainties can be eliminated.

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The National Book Award longlistsThe book award season is upon us! This week the National Book Foundation unveiled the National Book Award longlist for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People's Literature.

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Why Every Writer Needs an Active Social Media HandleSocial media which started as a fun avenue to share interests and keep in touch with friends and family has long since grown out of the original concept and morphed into an online ecosystem, promoting interaction between people and businesses all over the world.

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Why You Need a Pitch for Your NovelYou've finished your novel and gave it to beta readers, or you ran it through your awesome critique group.

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How Touch-Typing Makes You A Better WriterFor most of my life, I typed in my own way. About 6 total fingers, going about 60 WPM.

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The Seven Basic Plots That Make Up Our StoriesWe writers tend to be extremely inward-looking creatures. Our mindscape is littered with more characters than people.

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Must Read Fall Book Recommendations! !Check out my IG: your voter registration status here: mentioned in this video Things in Jars: House: of Magic / Assassins Apprentice The Inheritance Trilogy: : Dark Crowns: 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle: Devious:.

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13-Year-Old Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Prejudice, Its Antidote, and the Five Documents That Shaped Humanity"No one can feel free from danger and destruction until the many torn threads of civilization are bound together again& There can be a happy world& when men create a strong bond towards one another, a bond unbreakable by a studied prejudice or a passing circumstance."

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September Reading Wrap Up Part IWant to support me and be forever in my heart as one of the most kind and giving people ever, YEAH?

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Rose Tremain; Science in FictionThis podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work.

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Bookshelf Decor And A Solid ReadBOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO ARE YA and ARE FOR AGES 13+ - THE INTENDED AUDIENCE FOR THIS VIDEO IS 13+.

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The Genius of Giving Away Your Creative Work for FreeHow building a community and earning from the periphery can be a better business model than selling your creative work.

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Biggest Book Haul EverHi, my name is Rose Mannering. I'm a writer and a booktuber. Have a look at my last video: newsletter of writing and creative things: Book Depository affiliate link.

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Book Riot's Deals of the Day for September 20, 2020This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Interference by Brad Parks.

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How Being Child-like Enhances a Writer's CreativityPicasso was once asked how to become an artist. Presumably the questioner expected a reply long and sour, but Picasso kept it short and sweet: "Every child is an artist."

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How to Manage Feedback to Write with SubtletyThe consensus in the writing community, for the past few decades, is that less is more.

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IndieView with Toby Israel, author of Vagabondess: A Guide to Solo Female TravelI believe that anyone seeking to connect with their purpose and live with confidence and passion will enjoy this read!

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Sunday Reading: The World of Alex RossFrom The New Yorker's archive: a selection of features and criticism by Alex Ross.

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Please Join Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and Colby Sharp LIVE Tuesday EveningThey will be discussing Kimberly's latest book Fighting Words. You can join the conversation live in the following places: Colby Sharp's YouTube account Nerdy Book Club's Facebook Page Colby Sharp's Twitter account Penguin Books for Young&.

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William FaulknerVideo Sponsored by Ridge Wallet: Code "BETTERTHANFOOD" for 10% off your order.

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You Don't Need a Writing Degree to Be SuccessfulCountless science fiction and fantasy writers dream of winning the Nebula or the Hugo Award.

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Three Things You Should Know When Writing Your First ScreenplayIt was a year and a half ago when I completed my first feature length screenplay for my graduate film program.

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About The Writing CooperativeAbout Us - Community - Contribute - Podcast - Shop - Write Now - So, You're New to Medium...

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Four Hacks for Proofreading and Editing Your Writing Drafts by YourselfWriters know proofreading and editing are essential steps to finishing any writing project. Most writers would agree that in an ideal world it would be great to have a second set of eyes to go over our drafts for typos, missing words, wonky sentences, and other mistakes before sharing our writing with an audience at large.

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Here Are 4 Important Questions to Help You Write a Better Blog PostAs a writer, I used to find it hard to write something my audience wants to read.

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Recent ReadsDear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite - Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen - of Salt by Katrina Leno - a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee - Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow - This Time by Kasie West - ME ELSEWHERE.

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The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet REVIEWThe scholars I mention in the review include Roland Barthes, Foucault, Althussers, Sollers, Searle, Todorov and more.

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How to Reach out to Book Bloggers for ReviewsLet's examine the following scenario. You're looking for a lazy Sunday read, and have decided to diversify and try out new authors.

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Book Riot's Deals of the Day for September 19, 2020This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Now That I've Found You by Kristina Forest, with Fierce Reads.

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Lit Hub Weekly: September 14-18, 2020The countess who wanted to be the most photographed woman in the world: Nathalie LÃger on Virginia Oldoïni of Castiglione. - Lit Hub History “A fact is a wan thing without interpretation.

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Bargain Book Haul #secondhandseptemberGreek Political Oratory: Most Unladylike: Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes: Coldest Girl in Coldtown: Dark Days Club: Rider: Dragon Queen: Rift: China: Perfect Stranger: out my podcast 'That's Ancient History' On twitter: Soundcloud: iTunes / Apple Podcast App: else can you find me?

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I Go Down to the Shore: Natascha McElhone Reads Mary Olivers Spare, Splendid Antidote to Melancholy and Personal MiseryThat is what Mary Oliver offers in her spare, splendid poem "I Go Down to the Shore," found in her 2012 collection A Thousand Mornings and brought to life by actor extraordinaire, my dear friend, and voice of Figuring Natascha McElhone at the 2020 Universe in Verse, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day - a hallmark awakening of our...

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How to Start Creating at Least a Semi-Successful NewsletterThis guide should help new newsletter creators take their first steps — finding their newsletter value, devising a writing strategy, getting their first 100 subscribers, and gathering feedback on their product.

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6 Elements That Writers use to Make great fictionGreat fiction is stories and characters a reader cannot forget.

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Books I Recently Read #3.social media - tw: @emmmabooks ig: @emmmabooks fb: : me on Patreon: you to some of my kind patrons: Angela, Rosin, April, Libri, Brent, Alexis, Chloe, Stephanie, Zayne, Susan, Atiya, Jessica, Cody, Emma, Ashley, Cait, porsche, Lily, Sam, William, Elizabeth, Fie Sejr Ravn, Arin, Erica, Nikki, Veronica, Ada, Domonique, Kathryn, Dylan, Katherine,...

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How to Write a Pulitzer-Winner in Your First AttemptTo Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most iconic classics of American literature. It does a great job of carefully handling serious social issues such as rape and racism while maintaining a tone that still exudes the everyday nature of small-town life and has a touch of simplicity to it.

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Introducing the 2020 National Book Award Longlists!It's awards season! Those of you who love book prizes and reading lists have a LOT to geek out about.

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Etgar Keret: Fly AlreadyIn Fly Already, Etgar Keret gives a masterclass on using humor to save your life or just make it more bearable.

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"Basic" Books I Love!Check out my IG: to help! mentioned in this video Sarah J Maas Books Cassandra Claire The Cruel Prince Bringing Down the Duke White Hot Kiss and Storm and Fury Anna K.

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3.2 million worth of rare stolen books have been found under a house in rural Romania.When a group of thieves stole $3.2 million worth of rare books from a London warehouse in 2017, including seminal scientific texts by Isaac Newton and Galileo, they shocked the antiquarian book world and inspired a number of theories about what had happened.

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Write a Problem Statement in One Simple SentenceYou've got a problem: you need to write a problem statement. A problem statement is the opening act for a business proposal, a research project, or a grant application.

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The first reviews of Their Eyes Were Watching God ranged from positive to hostile.Now considered one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God had to travel a rocky road to immortality. Initial reviews ranged from positive to condescending to downright hostile, as many in the African American literary community bristled at Hurston’s rejection of the Harlem...

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Favorite autobiographical fictionIn Tim O'Brien's "autofiction" classic The Things They Carried, he writes: "A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth." The latter sentiment might help explain why certain authors choose to blur the lines between fact and fiction.

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These are the best reviewed books of the week.Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi, Ayad Akhtar’s Homeland Elegies, Walter Mosley’s The Awkward Black Man, and Ben Macintyre’s Agent Sonya all feature among the Best Reviewed Books of the Week.

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Here's the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction.The finalists will be revealed on October 6th, and the winners will be announced live at the virtual National Book Awards Ceremony on November 18th.

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I spoke with a friend of Robert and Mabel Williams about Negroes With Guns and BLM.Why do I speak to you from exile? Because a Negro community in the South took up guns in self-defense against racist violence—and used them.” These are the opening lines of Robert F. Williams’ boo...

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The 2020 National Book Awards Longlist: FictionThe New Yorker announces the National Book Awards longlist for Fiction, including Brit Bennett's "The Vanishing Half," Douglas Stuart's "Shuggie Bain," Charles Yu's "Interior Chinatown," Deesha Philyaw's "The Secret Lives of Church Ladies," Rumaan Alam's "Leave the World Behind," and Megha Majumdar's "A Burning."

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Book Riot's Deals of the Day for September 18, 2020Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Find Layla by Meg Elison.

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Links I loveHappy Friday, friends. This morning Im enjoying sweatshirt weather for the first time in MONTHS,.

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Tearing Down the False Monuments of the SouthOdie Lindsey's "Some Go Home" challenges Southern mythologies without giving in to stereotypes.

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10 Books About Polyamorous and Open RelationshipsBut if you’re not quite ready to challenge conventional ideas of sexual and emotional intimacy in your own life, especially in pandemic times, the same questions about love, jealousy, exclusivity, and freedom make for great memoirs and fiction, so consider exploring them through one of the following books.

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Horror Short Story Collections: 9 Books to Maximize Your Chills and ThrillsHalloween is almost upon us, so load your nightstand down with as many horror short-story collections as it can hold to maximize your chills and thrills.

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The Best New Movies Based on Books Premiering in 2020-2021If you want to get ahead of the newest film releases, it's time to check out our list of upcoming 2020-2021 movies based on books.

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25 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books by Indigenous Authors"Indigenous Futurisms" is a term that was term was coined by Dr. Grace Dillon, professor in the Indigenous Nations Studies Program at Portland State University.

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12 Worthy Big Book Holders for Textbooks and Other Large BooksIf you are in need of a book stand worthy of your large and heavy books, here are the big book holders of your dreams.

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QUIZ: What Kind of Plot Reader Are You?There's one thing that unites us here as Book Riot readers and contributors: we love reading.

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Why Librarians Are Not ChildcareThe assumption that librarians are also babysitters is an old problem. While it's hard for a librarian to refuse a parent who simply leaves their kid in the children's room and hopes for the best, it's not a librarian's job to look after kids—not now, and not during normal times.

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Banned Books To Read During Banned Books WeekWords and ideas can make the world revolve. They can be wonderful and threatening. Banned Books Week is an annual campaign promoted by the American Library Association and Amnesty International.

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YA Books Coming Out This Year That Every School Library Should HaveWith so many books hitting shelves this fall, we've highlighted some of the essentials for school libraries.

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38 Books to Read this Fall as Recommended by Indie Booksellers: The List List#417Book Riot is teaming up with BookClubbish to give away one book bundle containing 5 books by authors you should add to your TBR list: The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnbull, Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West, The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi, The Bright Lands by John Fram, A Good Family by A.H. Kim.

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Lit Hub Daily: September 18, 2020Wodehouse’s first novel, The Pothunters, is published in London by A and C Black. Back to school reading for students of all ages: it’s our fall 2020 book preview!

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A HEART IS BORN by Carol Coven GrannickIn February, 2020, I revealed the cover of my debut novel in verse, REENI’S TURN, here at Nerdy Book Club, writing about the struggle to hold on to the heart of the story through years of contradictory input and my own discovery of story and character through the writing, rewriting, re-visioning.

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Character-Building: On Past Traumas and a Future for the StageI have a theory, surely not original, or true, that most writers suffer a serious trauma around the age of 12, just when our adolescent psychologies are swirling into configuration.

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Ayad Akhtar on Why Literature Isn't Just a 'Bleeding-Heart Liberal' PreoccupationOn this episode of The Literary Life, novelist and playwright Ayad Akhtar talks with Mitchell Kaplan about pursuing poetic truth in his new novel, Homeland Elegies;Â his forthcoming role as president of PEN America; and what happened to the American psyche that resulted in the election of Donald Trump.

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On Land Ethics and One of the Last Heaths in Northern EuropeOne of the ways that universities try to make postgraduate students feel special and at home while accruing vast debts for their advanced degrees is to give them an office, or lab, or both.

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Moving Through Books and Books That Move UsThe essay is often a thrillingly interior vehicle, a version of the author’s mulling, meandering mind, meant to accompany us through the muck of a conundrum as we traverse the maze of consciousness together.

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Can America's Governors Save Our System of Democracy?One hundred years ago, governors built the modern presidency. Governors, once described by James Madison as “ciphers” in American politics, became popular national figures in the late 19th and early 20th century, inveighing against economic inequality, party corruption, and corporate power’s influence in our democracy.

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Lit Hub Recommends: Nice White Parents, The Princess Bride LIVE, and Samantha CrainI’ve been listening to Samantha Crain’s latest record, A Small Death, a lot over the last couple weeks, and it’s officially my transitional soundtrack from pandemic summer to doomsday fall.

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Were Looking at a New Cold War: A Conversation with Daniel YerginDaniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author of The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil,  Money and Power, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, and Shattered Peace: The Origins of the Cold War, and coauthor ofÂ...

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Garnette Cadogan on What We're Missing Without Public SpaceThe Quarantine Tapes The Quarantine Tapes: A week-day program from Onassis LA and dublab. Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, the series chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing.

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Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?The title of Harvard historian Alexander Keyssar’s new book poses the question that comes up every presidential election cycle: Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?

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On Creating Family in the Poetry ClassroomIbi Zoboi is a bestselling author and National Book Award finalist who has advocated for art programs for youth.

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Let's Rethink How We Talk About Love, Intimacy, and the Absence of DesireI think I am in friend-love with you, ” says the narrator of a comic of the same name, written and illustrated by Yumi Sakugawa and published in Sadie Magazine in 2012.

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This Week in the Blogs, September 10-16, 2020Summer, where I live, is definitely winding down. There is chill in the air and the leaves are just on the verge of changing color and falling to the ground.

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How a Collection of Children's Poems Accidentally Got Me PublishedTwo years ago, I was putting together a personal collection of poetry to sell online.

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How to Improve as a Science WriterBack in the mid-90s, during my Ph.D., I decided to scratch my longstanding itch to write for a popular audience.

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Proust on the Essence of Creativity and the Hallmark of Artistic GeniusMarcel Proust explores this transcendent transfiguration with characteristic sweep and splendor of sentiment as he contemplates the essence of creativity and the hallmark of artistic genius in a passage from Within a Budding Grove - the second volume of his colossal seven-volume novel In Search of Lost Time, which has helped artists survive...

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Aracelis Girmay: "How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton"Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

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A Writer's Guide to Fair Use and Permissions + Sample Permissions LetterPermissions is all about seeking permission to quote or excerpt other people's copyrighted work within your own.

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A Very Chatty Book HaulThe New Wilderness by Diane Cook Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole The Museum of Whales You Will Never See by A Kendra Greene Between Light and Storm by Esther by Ian Williams Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta Scabby Queen by Kirstin Innes.

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The Most Essential Parts of Your Blog PostAs an editor of one of a publication of over 51,000 followers, there are three things I look for in every piece that I leave points of feedback for.

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