The film's success will encourage diversity "in every realm," she said.
Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.
We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.
3. A.J. Fickry (from The Storied Life of A.J. Fickry by Gabrielle Zevin) Like the overwhelming majority of Rough South Lit
Mark Rubinstein's latest novel is The Lovers' Tango Hard Cold Winter, his second novel, follows protagonist, Van Shaw, as
Louis Begley has written 11 novels, the latest, Killer, Come Hither, features Jack Dana, a Marine infantry officer who was wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has become a writer, with his debut novel skyrocketing to bestselling status.
You know how the novel opens -- perhaps with a dream, which was Anais Nin's advice to a friend. Or perhaps you're starting with an explosive burst of action or with an immersive interior monologue.
As an author of psychological suspense thrillers, I've been invited to several book clubs to talk about my novels. It's a very engaging kind of contact with readers and is unlike speaking at libraries, being on a panel of authors or talking to members of an organization.
Joseph Finder has a background every thriller novelist would love to have. He spent his early childhood living around the world.
His recent thrillers, No Way Back, 15 Seconds and Eyes Wide Open will be joined on April 22nd by his new novel Everything to Lose.
People often talk about a novel being plot-driven or character-driven. For me, that can be an artificial distinction. For my taste, the best novels -- those that capture me and make me feel sorry the read is coming to an end -- are those driven by both.
When you are a supporting character of your own life and you let others be the protagonist, you'll look back and see that there is nothing left. But when you take ownership and be grateful in your own skin and lead with the giving heart, then you are THE protagonist of your own life. Your feet will be grounded.
What is a victory worth if there is no battle to be won? A well-developed villain makes the hero of the story someone we want to root for and love and someone worth continuing to read about.
I've been there, I see a rainbow everywhere. Is it because the media giants want to white wash out the experiences of black and brown women? Or is it because they think white women will not watch the show or read the book if the central character is a black woman?
From the 18th century onward, novels have shown themselves to be remarkably effective, durable technologies for encouraging us to extend our understanding to others. And if that isn't a good reason to pick up a good book, then I don't know what is.
Sometimes it takes several drafts before you get the point of view that works for a particular story.
A strong character can make all the difference in the world in a good story. How do you add depth to your character and your story? What makes the viewer feel the plight of your character?
To help ring in Rosh Hashanah -- the Jewish New Year -- we've reflected on the Jewish literary canon. From Philip Roth to
Fela! relies on its narrator to become our leader, our beacon of hope, and our hero for the night.