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Unlucky Breaks: Famous Writers Who Suffered Slings, Arrows, And Misfortune

Melville, Twain, and Fitzgerald might be best known for their classic literary contributions, but they all suffered professional and critical disasters during their lifetimes.
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The Reading Habits Of Five Generations [Infographic]

This infographic charts the reading habits of five generations — and seeing how different generations consume, select, and engage with their reading materials is enlightening, and sometimes surprising.
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Of Creativity And Madness

Personal suffering is sometimes cited by artists as a driving force behind their work, turning pain, anxiety, trauma, and hostility into creative expression. We profile a few notable examples in this post.
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Voices Silenced: 12 Authors Who Died in 2019

It's time, once again, to remember and celebrate some of the authors who made major contributions to literature, poetry, nonfiction, and beyond who passed in 2019.
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Why You Should Set A Reading Goal For 2020

The health and emotional benefits of reading are reason enough to read more, but there are plenty of others... so set a reading goal and get to it!
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Who Are Your Literary Influences?

I encourage you to consider your own foundational inspirations when it comes to the written word. Who made you want to write in the first place? What works do you think are perfect — the ones you keep coming back to? Whose skill do you aspire to channel or match?
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Could Multimedia Storytelling Work For You?

Multimedia fiction is typically very visual and tends to be very short. Some authors see an opportunity with this format of storytelling to attract the attention of mainstream teens.

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