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Garlic Press

by Michael Sandler Call it fierce appetite for gadgets, strawberry huller, a lobster pick good for fishing out olives. Lives imbue my favorite, cracking walnuts in a pinch, juicing lemons— but mostly for exuding garlic. Mom’s joke: a real chef would cook his goose with one. She used to clear…

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Get Feedback: Create an Online Writing Group

If you’re a writer that thrives on feedback, a writing group might be just what you’re looking for. However, that’s often easier said than done if you don’t feel connected to other writers locally. Here’s a good video on how to create an online writing group that will allow you…

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Advice to Writers: Stephen King on the Craft of Short Story Writing

Bestselling author Stephen King discusses the art of writing short stories and short fiction in this video interview, and speaks about how many new writers forgo writing short stories to focus on writing a novel, sometimes before they are ready to navigate “the quagmire of the novel.”  

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Advice to Writers: Anne Rice

In this video, bestselling writer Anne Rice offers advice to writers. The author of 32 books, Rice’s latest work, “Prince Lestat,” will be released in late October 2014.

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Crime Writers Give Their Best Tips for Authors

by Gabbi Hall Crime writers tell some of the most tantalizing and thrilling stories, taking us into criminal minds and behind the scenes of solving a crime. Authors Karin Slaughter, John Harvey and Kathy Reichs share their advice for aspiring writers in these Cornerstone Publishing videos. Karin Slaughter, author of…

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How to Read a Poem…

… and other advice from poet Edward Hirsch. This poet’s first collection of poems, which was released in 1981, received the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award from New York University. Since then he has taught at universities across the country,…

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Teresa Lo and Other Successful Authors Give Their Best Writing Advice

by Gabbi Hall All across Youtube, writers give advice on everything from editing to vocabulary to publishing. We’ve compiled three great tips from a variety of authors to help you better your own skills. Teresa Lo, author of “Hell’s Game,” on rejection: Michael Levin, New York Times bestselling author, on…

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Elmore Leonard on Writing

A prolific writer of more than 40 novels, Elmore Leonard authored westerns such as “3:10 to Yuma” early in his career before embarking on crime novels. Many of his novels, including “3:10 to Yuma,” “The Captives,” “Get Shorty,” “Jackie Brown” and “Out of Sight,” have been adapted into movies. Leonard…

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