Tag Archives: novel

The Martian v. The Martian

The Martian novel, written by Andy Weir, is a self-publishing success. In 2011, he self-published the book and it got enough attention to garner him a contract with Crown Books. In 2014, The Martian was re-released with the help of … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMoNoShaveNo

Mashups are a popular thing, right? Wait, let me try that again. Has this ever happened to you? You: Hey, I want to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but I also want to participate in No Shave November … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Bringing Readers Inside the Bedroom

Writing about sex is hard (no pun intended). While there are plenty of writers who have found their niche writing romance novels filled to the brim with sensual scenes, the majority of us do anything to avoid a sex scene. … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: MFA Programs: Are They Worth It?

So you want to be a writer. You have graduated from high school and college with a few creative writing workshops under your belt and produced a few short pieces you’re proud of. You think, if I could just find … Continue reading

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Is There Such A Thing As “The Great American Novel”?

I used to joke a lot about the “great American novel,” about how I’d like to write it. This was when I was younger and still thought such a thing existed. Growing up, I read books like To Kill a … Continue reading

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Lena Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl”: When A Writer’s Words Are Used Against Them

By now, most people have heard of Kevin D. Williamson’s accusation of “Lena Dunham’s sexual abuse, specifically, of her younger sister, Grace, the sort of thing that gets children taken away from non-millionaire families without Andover pedigrees and Manhattanite social … Continue reading

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Why NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo has gained a plethora of participants. Hundreds of thousands, in fact. A quick look around Twitter, typing in keywords like #NaNoWriMo2014 or #amwriting will pull up a ton of tweets from writers updating their followers with their word counts, … Continue reading

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Literary Paraphernalia: Bookish Halloween Costumes

With only two weeks left before Halloween, it’s time for people like me—people who can’t even decide what to eat for lunch, let alone who to dress up as on one night every year—to quit procrastinating and choose a costume. … Continue reading

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Literary Paraphernalia: 10 Bookish Scarves for Winter

Winter is around the corner, and, in the Northwest at least, the temperature is starting to drop, rain clouds are filling the sky, and people like me are restocking their closets with some warm clothes to get them through the … Continue reading

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Literary Paraphernalia: 10 Must-Have Bookmarks

I’ve noticed over the years that there are two types of book lovers, the kind whose books become like an old shoe—worn and lived in—and the kind who treat their books like precious artifacts—careful not to crease a single page. … Continue reading

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