Guest Post: Michael Aronovitz on the Surprises in Book Covers

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I love a good book cover, because the artwork itself tells a story. Lately, I found a few covers that made me want to buy the given title right away, not even a question. The Horror by Randy Shaffer presents well with a cover containing elements of simplicity, subtlety, and composition considering the placement and [….]

Guest Post: The Line between Luck and Love by Tee Morris

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Still Writing After All These Years: The Line between Luck and Love    I met my old lover On the street last night She seemed so glad to see me I just smiled And we talked about some old times And we drank ourselves some beers Still crazy after all these years. —Paul Simon, Still [….]

Guest Post: V.E. Schwab Discusses Why She Writes What She Writes

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I admit that “Why do you write what you write?” is an odd question, or that I’ve picked it for an odd reason, since the answer–the simplest one–is that I don’t know. I’ve never sat down to a blank page with a shelf in mind. I’ve never sat down with anything but the seeds of [….]

Phillipa Bornikova on Her Favorite Writing Advice

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We are honored to host this guest post by Phillipa Bornikova in celebration of her blog tour for ‘Box Office Poison.’ Be sure to check out Sharon’s review of this exciting title and enter for a chance to win a copy of this amazing book! Thanks for the post, Phillipa! The Best Writing Advice I’ve [….]

Guest Post Alma Katsu: Dive Into The World of Thrillers at THRILLERFEST

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If you write commercial fiction and are looking for a great writing conference, I recommend you check out the International Thriller Writers (ITW) annual event, ThrillerFest. It’s a four-day extravaganza held every year in early July in New York City, close to the publishing industry to ensure participation by editors and agents as well as [….]