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  • Making Fiction Real

    Corban Addison’s novel "The Tears of Dark Water"—about Somali pirates, kidnapping, and the destruction wrought by al-Shabab—is out in October from Thomas Nelson.

  • Getting the Story Out

    Why a father chose a hybrid publisher for his memoir about the loss of his teenage son.

  • A Book Well Worth the Wait

    An editor publishes a book by a writer whose work he fell in love with 20 years ago.

  • Never Read a Romance Novel? Grow Up

    The categorical dismissal of the most-read genre in the world reveals ignorance, not intellectual superiority.

  • Declaring War On Alzheimer’s

    It may be something small, but it’s enough to scare you: you misplace your car keys, or you can’t remember the name of the movie you saw last week.

  • The Future of E-book Subscriptions

    In the wake of the announcement that Entitle is folding and that Scribd will remove a sizable portion of its romance and erotic fiction titles, a publishing services company takes the long view.

  • Go Set a Publication Date

    What to do when your book is released the same day as Harper Lee’s?

  • Rethinking ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

    Mockingbird, like Uncle Tom before it, often strikes me as a form of literary ointment for white guilt, meant to soothe outbreaks of conscience while dispelling perceptions of how pervasive white supremacy is.

  • Any Resemblance Is Purely Coincidental

    When a review of my novel, "Well-Heeled," took special note of the protagonist’s estranged husband, Larry the Loser, my real husband was not amused.

  • Inside the Thriving Micropress Fiction Scene

    Today's excellent avant-garde fiction lives on the fringes of the mainstream, but is easier to find than ever thanks to technology.

  • Why A New Writers Group Wants to Save the Seas

    Writers for the Sea is a new organization that was formed on June 8—World Oceans Day—and is going to make a splash, if not set off a new wave, in literature.

  • The Case for a Happy Ending

    A bestselling romance author defends happily ever after.

  • Writing Nature in Fiction

    My debut crime fiction novel, "The Wild Inside" (Atria), takes place in and around the unforgettable and often haunting Glacier National Park in northwest Montana.

  • Keep On Keepin’ On

    When the late radical-left political journalist Doug Ireland used to write to me, the salutation was always “Comrade Don” or “Brother Don,” no matter that we’d never met and only admired each other’s work from afar.

  • Agenting In China

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, based on a story by Wang Du Lu, was one of the highest-grossing foreign-language films ever and won four Academy Awards.

  • The Rights Question

    When books are no longer making money, authors who have signed away their copyrights should seriously consider asking their publishers for rights reversions.

  • A Ghostwriter Pens a Memoir

    All writers must face the page alone—or so I thought.

  • Philip Roth Saved My Life

    Philip Roth, with his focus on the testosterone-driven lust of red-blooded American men, saved my life after my prostate cancer diagnosis.

  • How Do We #GetKidsReading?

    Bestselling author James Patterson wants to hear your ideas about how we can get more kids reading.

  • Judging a Book By Its Spine

    Why publishers should pay as much attention to designing a book's spine as its cover.

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