Advice from Writers for Writers

In this video from Author Magazine, inspiring authors – including Wally Lamb, Tomie dePaola, Diane Hammond, Clive Cussler, Ridley Pearson, Lee Child, Graeme Base, Garth Stein, Alice Hoffman and so many others – share their advice for writers.

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The Penmen Profile: Bestselling Author Gwyn Hyman Rubio

By Pamme Boutselis Gwyn Hyman Rubio is the bestselling author of “Icy Sparks,” a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a 1998 New York Times Notable Book. A national bestseller, the novel was praised as “vivid and unforgettable” (New York Times Book Review) and “a combination of fire and ice that…

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The Penmen Profile: Bestselling Romance Writer Toni Blake

By Kaycee Gnatowski At the age of 10, Toni Blake knew she wanted to become a writer and was determined to make her dreams come true, despite all of the negativity surrounding her chosen career path. These days, Blake is a USA Today bestselling author of more than 20 books,…

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The Penmen Profile: Award-Winning Author Richard Adams Carey

by Pamme Boutselis Richard Adams Carey’s essays and short fiction have appeared—and are forthcoming—in a number of journals and magazines. He is the author of three prize-winning books of narrative nonfiction: “Raven’s Children” (Houghton Mifflin, 1992), “Against the Tide” (Houghton Mifflin, 1999) and “The Philosopher Fish” (Counterpoint Press, 2005). Carey…

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The Penmen Profile: Janet Evanovich, New York Times Bestselling Author

by Gabbi Hall New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich has not always been a writer. She studied art in college and says, “It never felt exactly right.” When she made her first $2,000 for a romance she’d written, it clicked and she took on writing full time. Her first book…

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SNHU Spotlights International Bestselling Author Sy Montgomery

by Pamme Boutselis While researching more than 20 books for adults and children, award-winning author Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire, bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica, worked in a pit of 18,000 slithering snakes in Manitoba, hunted a tiger in India, and…

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Writers on Writing

In this compilation video from Charlie Rose, Malcolm Gladwell discusses finding the story, Martin Amis talks about the war on clichés, Zadie Smith speaks of her her faith in fiction, Joan Didion about writing novels, Jonathan Franzen addresses the novelist’s charge and Fran Lebowicz addresses her fear of writing.

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