Guest Lana Cooper: Can Fiction Really Tell It Like It Is?: What Inspired Me to Write “Bad Taste In Men”

There’s a common ground writers and readers share — the operative word in this case being “share.” Both love sharing a good story and losing (and finding) themselves in something that seems larger, or at least a little more exciting, than everyday life. The act of telling a story and listening to a story is…

Guest Dana Michelle Burnett: Secrets

When I was writing my new novella Once, that was the one word that kept coming to mind. Secrets. Everything about the story started with a secret of some sort. There was the Tuatha De Danann, a secret Irish tribe of near immortals that were forced into hiding after being defeated by the Milesians. Then…

Guest Terri Giuliano Long: Rabble Reads: For Only $1 You Can Change the Publishing Industry!

Follow the #rabblereads tag on TwitterIn publishing, few subjects raise more ire or elicit more distrust than book reviews. The New York Times story “Swarming a Book Online,” says reviews “on Amazon are becoming attack weapons, intended to sink new books as soon as they are published.” Author David Streitfeld writes: In the biggest, most…