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No Nonsense Writing Advice from Folks Who ‘Know’

When you put yourself out ‘there’ as a writer, when you lasso the title of ‘writer,’ inevitably you are asked your opinion. You are also confronted by a litany of folks who make excuses. Now, I’m not adverse to the excuse bit. I hear and speak them daily. But what …

We Heart Books

Here are a few posters and quotes that remind us why we love books. Which is your favorites, LitStackers? Tell us about …

Fictional Family Ties

It’s been said that families are like fudge—mostly sweet with a few nuts. If we’re lucky, the balance between the two is …

The Writers We Lost Too Soon

Death and taxes, as the old cliche goes. Both are unavoidable, and while we won’t give you our political opinions on paying …

OpEd: The Varying Poverties of Now

The Varying Poverties of Now In the appendix to his brief but radiant 2010 manifesto ‘Reality Hunger’—a supremely confident and practically pedagogical …

The Books We Wished Had Sequels

Sometimes, when we love a great book, we feel the smallest bit of dissatisfaction at the idea that one, perhaps two books, …