Magazine Articles Tagged With writing practices

Michelle Legro on the Life of Sadakichi Hartmann, Great Gatsby Roundup, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.7.13

Anne Margaret Daniel looks at F. Scott Fitzgerald's career in Hollywood; Michelle Legro examines the life and work of poet Sadakichi Hartmann; Paul Theroux argues the case for simple handwritten notes; and other news.

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William Zinsser's Writing Advice, Literary Rules for Social Media, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.30.13

Michael Bourne suggests it's time to dispense with the typical book review; the New York Times sits down with William Zinsser, author of the classic On Writing Well; January Gill O’Neil explains why we need poetry more than ever before; and other news.

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Sandra Beasley's Plagiarist, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Ledger, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.29.13

Nick Flynn shares a poem composed the day of the Boston Marathon bombing; film director Steven Soderbergh is penning a crime novella on Twitter; Sandra Beasley details the experience of being targeted by a plagiarist; and other news.

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Philip Roth Remembers His Friend and Mentor, Dani Shapiro on Distraction, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.22.13

Authorities in Canada have approved the Penguin and Random House merger; Dani Shapiro discusses writing and distraction; GalleyCat details how self-published authors can sell their books at independent bookstores; and other news.

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In Difficult Moments People Reach for Poetry, Recording of Flannery O’Connor Essay, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.19.13

Novelist Chuck Palahniuk recently reminded fans that Fight Club was originally a failure; a lawmaker in West Virginia has proposed a bill to make science fiction compulsory reading in schools; recent Pulitzer winner Sharon Olds composed a poem after a Vogue photo shoot; and other news.

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Saving Venice's Bookshops, Ben Dolnick's Writing Tricks, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.18.13

A free app to help navigate the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books; authors in Venice, Italy, have mobilized to save the city's bookshops; novelist Ben Dolnick reveals the writing tricks he's used and ones he's discarded; and other news.

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Authors Discuss Boston Marathon Tragic Bombing, Walter Benjamin’s Tips for Writers, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.16.13

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, authors share their thoughts, including Susan Orlean, Jill Lepore, and Dan Chiasson; Jeva Lange details her quest for Melville's Moby-Dick at the 2013 New York Antiquarian Book Fair; essayist Walter Benjamin's thirteen tips for writers; and other news.

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Actor B. J. Novak Lands Seven-Figure Book Deal, Go the F**k to Sleep Movie, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.12.13

The Los Angeles Times reports e-books helped increase overall United States book sales; David Haglund explains the fabricated claim that Dostoevsky met with Charles Dickens; Wendy Francis pens a letter to an aspiring author; and other news.

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Wensink Reveals Amazon Bestseller Royalties, Death of the Boston Phoenix, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.18.13

The Christian Science Monitor reports independent bookstores are increasing sales; Author Patrick Wensink candidly reveals how much money he made after breaking into the Amazon top ten; Susan Orlean shares her memories of working for the Boston Phoenix; and other news.

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Lauren Grodstein on Amazon User Reviews, Maurice Sendak’s Last Book, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.13.13

Author Lara Santoro discussed gender disparity in literary fiction; Volume One Brooklyn views the exhibit Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary on display at New York City's Morgan Library; novelist Lauren Grodstein reveals what she's learned from an onslaught of Amazon user reviews; and other news.

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