Jeffrey Eugenides shared career advice in a speech to ten young writers; Mashable lists five new companies aiming to improve the experience of reading e-books; novelist Dennis Lehane has promised to include the person who returns his missing beagle in his next book.
The Morning News collected a large group of writers and asked them their thoughts on the important events of 2012; the Spectator asked its writers which great books they most hate; author Randy Susan Meyers details helpful advice on creating a personalized writing program; and other news.
Flying Object, a nonprofit artists and writers collaborative located in Hadley, Massachusetts, attracts hundreds of writers every month through classes, workshops, readings, exhibitions, and a do-it-yourself letterpress studio.
Lee Child illustrates how to create suspense; author Darin Strauss surveys the state of literary fiction, and spotlights the influence of James Joyce on his contemporaries; today is Emily Dickinson's birthday; and other news.
The BBC will create a six-episode series based on Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell; Emma Komlos-Hrobsky writes of attending a Sylvia Plath symposium in Bloomington, Indiana; New York magazine's Kathryn Schulz lists her ten favorite books of 2012; and other news.
The Obama family visited an independent bookstore in Virginia this weekend to promote Small Business Saturday; Flavorwire rounded up a collection of "literary late bloomers," including Charles Bukowski, and Deborah Eisenberg; the Los Angeles Review of Books is attempting to raise ten thousand dollars by Friday; and other news.
A new recording of Flannery O’Connor has surfaced; Edan Lepucki examines the defining characteristics of the literary fiction genre; the Guardian explains how to write the first draft of a novel in one month, and other news.
After the exciting rise and disappointing fall of his debut book, travel writer Dan White corresponds with a professor from his alma mater and gains insight about what it means to be a writer.
Jon Stock details how he convinced an overzealous online critic to retract a one-star review; Brain Pickings showcases the two-book collaboration between artist R. Crumb and Charles Bukowski; Margaret Atwood offers ten tips for writers; and other news.
The U.S. government claims Apple is trying to rush the antitrust lawsuit filed against it, Poetry Parnassus plans to drop 100,000 poems from a helicopter over London, only 12 percent of e-book readers borrowed digital books from libraries last year, and more.