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  • Writers are considered eccentric: List of famous writers with odd behavior
    Writers are considered eccentric: List of famous writers with odd behavior
    Eccentricityrefers to unusual or odd behavior on the part of an individual. This behavior would typically be perceived as unusual or unnecessary. People who consistently display quirky or eccentric behavior are labeled as "eccentrics."...
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    National Novel Writing Month has begun start writing
    NaNoWriMo writers!On your mark ! Get Set! Pens up! Computers on! Index cards labeled! Go!November 1st, 2014 NaNoWriMo has started! National Novel Writing Month!If you are organized, then you already have your first 1,700 words written.Get your...
  • Dead Hemingway Speaks
    The ghost of Ernest Hemingway speaks his mind from the Afterlife
    They say old writers never die, they just turn the page.Take Ernest Hemingway, for example. Sure, he killed himself in 1961 by putting a shotgun to his head. But the co-founder of Hampton Roads Publishing, Frank DeMarco, has reason to believe that...
  • Kitty-Wan Kenobi at Sandman Book Company
    'Open House for Authors' held at Sandman Book Company
    Local writers and authors gathered at Sandman Book Company recently in Punta Gorda, Fla. Several authors were on hand for meet and greet and book signings with customers on Sat., Oct. 11, 2014 from noon to 4 p.m. The event was called "Open...
  • Writers
    Writing As A Career: A.K.A. Don’t Give Up Your Day Job
    This article is not to discourage anyone from becoming a writer; on the contrary, it is to give a little comfort to those who have jumped in with both feet. Becoming a writer is a lot like being an actor. Most start in school with a simple...
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    The Cost Of Writing
    Thinking of writing a book? Great! 90% of the process is writing, reviewing, editing, rewriting, proofing, rewriting, reviewing, editing, cutting, fixing, reviewing, editing and then finishing. Yes it is a lot of work. Yet it is not worth anything...
  • Essay writing tips
    Some performance-enhancing tips from custom essay writers
    Recently, mashable.com has published a funny yet smart comic about "performance-enhancing drugs" for writers – things which may improve writers’ abilities and give them a spark of creativity they need for productive work....
  • to Write Your College Papers Yourself
    Why Is It Useful to Write Your College Papers Yourself?
    Nowadays, many students, especially those having exact sciences as majors, consider academic writing an unnecessary assignment. They pay a little of their attention to such tasks due to lack of time or a simple unwillingness to get onto it....
  • Author Emmie Mears talks favorite books, writers and writing advice
    Author Emmie Mears talks favorite books, writers and writing advice
    “The Masked Songbird” by Emmie Mears is now available online. The author, previously interviewed by NY Books Examiner Eleni Sakellis in March, graciously agreed to a follow-up interview. Here are some of Emmie Mears’ favorite...
  • The Week Ahead: Baltimore Writing Education Sept 1-7 2014
    The Week Ahead: Baltimore Writing Education Sept 1-7 2014
    Maryland schools are gearing up for returning students. September also means it’s back to business for local writers’ groups. These meetings are a great way to make new connections, update skills and hear fellow writers speak on a...
  • Seminar by The World’s Stage Theatre Company
    Welcome to the sausage factory: “Seminar” satirizes the literary world
    Literature is surely some kind of magic. Writers transmute their mundane experiences, distilling them into black letters that transport us into their exquisitely sensitive minds: a knowledge that can be more intimate than sex. But writers are no...
  • Authors Anonymous Movie Poster
    DVD Review: Authors Anonymous
    Casting director Ellie Kanner takes a stab at feature-length film directing in a comedy that is a little bit pretentious, a little bit insightful, and a little bit ridiculous. All of these things are good, though, because it is simply embracing...
  • White County Creative Writers' Conference coming soon
    White County Creative Writers' Conference coming soon
    The White County Creative Writers’ 19th Annual Writers’ Conference will take place Saturday August 30, 2014 in Searcy, Arkansas on the second floor of the American Heritage Conference Center at Harding University. The registration fee...
  • Comic Con Opens Doors for Indie Writers
    Comic Con Opens Doors for Indie Writers
    How do you get ten thousand like minded readers in one place at one time? Rent a convention hall and tell them they can come dressed as their favorite characters. Comic Con has become a worldwide phenomenon, spawning off a number of copies and...
  • The Setting in your story
    The setting in your story
    You write a short story or novel and it falls flat; it's lifeless, and you wonder why the images and the story plot are not bouncing off the pages and standing as three-dimensional icons. Well, maybe the setting in your story or novel is...