No Nonsense Writing Advice from Folks Who ‘Know’

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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 I’ve discovered in my brief [….]

In Remembrance – Four Years Gone: An Interview with Jay Lake

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            “I love whom I love, and I am loved by more people than I will ever know. Love keeps me going through the pain and loss. This is not a desert, just a tired landscape overwritten by years of struggle and the footprints of a thousand people who helped [….]

Reinventing Shakespeare: Why His Stories Are Timeless

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I often wonder what Shakespeare would think of his legacy. It would be difficult to imagine what ambitions he had when he began his writing career. Eternal fame, legendary status was, perhaps, not on his bucket list. To say Shakespeare has become immortal through his sonnets and plays would be a slight on the truth. [….]

Celebrities Who Are Book Nerds

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In the past, we’ve shown you LitStackers a brief glimpse of some of classic Hollywood’s most eager bookish celebrities. Now, here’s a few shots of some of the “younger” generation’s biggest book nerds. Some of these may surprise you. Some, not so much. Feel free to tell us all about your favorite celebrity book nerds [….]

Featured Author Review: The Siren by Tiffany Reisz

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We can think of no one better to help us kick off our Featured Author segment after such a long hiatus than one of our favorites, Tiffany Reisz. Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany’s books inhabit a sexy shadowy world [….]

LitChat Interview: Jenny Bent, The Bent Agency

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In a career spanning 15 years, Jenny Bent has made a practice of making bestsellers – either by spotting new talent or developing careers for multi-published authors. Her list is varied and includes commercial fiction and nonfiction, literary fiction and memoir. All the books she represent speak to the heart in some way: they are [….]

Inspirational Quotes from Writers You’ve Actually Read

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It would be a superlative world if the collective “we” would fess up. We’ve done posts before that were meant to inspire. We’ve quoted some of the most beloved, some of the most “important” writers in history. But let’s face it — not every “great” writer has been read by the masses. We wish that [….]

LitStack Review: The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison

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The Witch With No Name Kim Harrison Harper Voyager (September 9, 2014) ISBN-10: 006195795X ISBN-13: 978-0061957956 I imagine meeting Rachel Morgan would leave me frightened, fascinated and overwhelmed. It would likely have to happen in the Hollows, where the Inderlanders are. Maybe at a coffee shop where she’d sip on a hot, hot brew with [….]

Featured Author Interview: Vicki Pettersson

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We’d like to thank Vicki Pettersson and the fine folks at Harper Voyager for allowing us to feature her Celestial Blues trilogy this month on LitStack. Be sure to check out our reviews of each novel in the series and find Vicki on Twitter, Facebook and GoodReads. We sat down with Vicki recently to discuss [….]