More people would read more books if they were shorter. Wouldn't you? More would pick up a 20-page book than a 500-page book, no? The thought of picking up a gigantic book hasn't crossed my mind since college — no matter how interesting it sounds. The majority of people...
The Supreme Court ruled that President Barack Obama's health care law may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the majority opinion in the 6-to-3 decision. The court's three most...
As a guy who's 5 foot 19 inches — I'll let you do the math — doorways are not my friend. Neither...
It's tempting for a short story writer to open the story right in the heart of the action. Crash, bang, guns blazing, lovers screaming. It's an easy way to hook readers, right? Place them right in the action, and they'll be forced to keep turning the pages to see what happens...
ASJA member Susan Shapiro, a Manhattan, New York, award-winning writing teacher, author, writes: "After 22 years of struggling to build a writing career, six months of rejections on the road to landing literary representation, and then another six months until that agent...
It is theoretically possible that artists have lived who were totally indifferent to the prospect of having an audience. But to be truly consistent, such people would have had to consign their manuscripts or their canvases to the fire, unseen by anyone; and so they would...
Roz Siegel is not new to publishing. Having worked as an editor at Simon & Schuster and Random House, Siegel — now director of acquisitions at MJF Books — is well versed in the traditional publishing path.
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