I realized that when you devote your entire life to something, it can become much harder and actually stifle your creativity. So instead, I've spent the last four years figuring out ways to become a better novelist on nights, weekends and occasional holidays.
It's only been a little over a week since Amazon and Hachette buried the hatchet, so it's likely premature to see much change for the publisher's titles on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. Still, Hachette titles do appear to have gained a bit of ground
There are quite a number of new titles on this week's list -- four of them within the top ten -- and most are by best-selling authors like Nora Roberts, Tess Gerritsen and Stephen King.
With "Leaving Time," which debuted as the best-selling fiction book in the U.S., Picoult highlights the plight of elephants, specifically their targeting by humans. The novel is pointed in its assessment.
A lot of us have a tendency to not talk about tragedy with our children. And that is only natural. We want to protect them more than anything. We want them to never feel fear. But in this digital age, children will find out about world events.
One New Hampshire parent was apparently so opposed to a book assigned at his daughter’s school that he was willing to get
New Hampshire parent arrested at school board meeting
Whatever subjects we choose, as women writers we are cataloging historical and cultural events in ways that go far deeper than the two-dimensional stories told by photographs. We get into the heads of our audience in ways that movies still can't.
The book is full of humor -- it is funnier than the movie -- and the ending is just different enough from the movie that I didn't feel like I was wasting my time in reading it.
Write even when you don’t feel like writing. There is no muse. It’s hard work. You can always edit a bad page, but you can’t