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Laura Lippman Discusses Her Visual and Colorful Outlining Technique (September 17, 2019): Laura Lippman explains her unique outlining process that is visual and colorful in a blog post and video.

George R.R. Martin Writing at His Own Pace Now That HBO Series Has Wrapped Up (August 22, 2019): George R.R. Martin says having the HBO series based on his books end is freeing. He says he is now writing at his own pace as he completes the final two books in the series.

Avon Books Seeks HEA and HFN Romances (July 22, 2019): Avon Books has announced it is open for submissions. Avon is seeking HEA and HFN romances in all subgenres.

Nicholas Hoult Plays J.R.R. Tolkien in Biopic (May 6, 2019): Nicholas Hoult plays young J.R.R. Tolkien in a new film based on his life as a young man. The film looks at his relations and World War I experience as inspiration for his books.

Michael Wolff Makes Forbes 2018 List of World's Highest Paid Authors (December 16, 2018): James Patterson, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King are the top earning authors in the world 2018 according to Forbes. Michael Wolff is also on this year's list.

Mark Twain Offers Sage Advice to Young Writer in Famous Letter Up for Auction (September 5, 2018): Mark Twain offers sage advice to a young writer interested in writing a novel in a famous letter that is up for auction.

George R.R. Martin Says The Winds of Winter Will Not Be Released in 2018 (April 26, 2018): Winter is not coming is the word from author George R.R. Martin. His next novel, The Winds of Winter, will not be coming out this year.

How Many Words is That? (April 16, 2018): Find out word counts for different types of writing from tweets to novels including short stories, fiction, novels and more.

Motivate Yourself to Write Daily with 750 Words (March 26, 2018): A website called 750 Words helps motivate writers to write daily. 750 Words is equal to about three pages of writing.

Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk? (December 15, 2017): The Mad Hatter asked Alice the following riddle: Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk? Lewis Carroll did not initially provide an answer to the riddle.

George Saunders Wins 2017 Man Booker Prize (October 17, 2017): George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo. It his first full-length novel.

Kazuo Ishiguro Wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature (October 5, 2017): Kazuo Ishiguro is the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent novel, The Buried Giant, was published in 2015.

John Grisham Shares Writing Tips and Talks Plotting (June 7, 2017): John Grisham reveals that his new novel is a beach read. One of the characters is a struggling writer. Rare F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts are stolen in the mystery novel.

Archaeologists Discover Possible Jules Verne Time Capsule (April 13, 2017): Archaeologists have discovered a possible time capsule that belonged to science fiction writer Jules Verne.

Colum McCann Discusses His New Writing Book With PBS NewsHour (April 5, 2017): Colum McCann discussed his new writing book with PBS NewsHour. The book is called Letters to a Young Writer.

Salman Rushdie is Writing Novel With Trump-Like Villain (February 10, 2017): Salman Rushdie's next novel, The Golden House, takes aim at the Trump Administration, the Tea Party and the backlash against political correctness.

A Princess and an Author: Carrie Fisher Taken Too Soon (December 28, 2016): Actress and bestselling author Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Author Emma Straub is Opening a Bookstore in Brooklyn (December 7, 2016): New York Times bestselling author Emma Straub and her husband Michael Fusco-Straub are opening an independent bookstore in Brooklyn.

Harper Lee to be Immortalized in New Harper Lee Trail in Monroeville, Alabama (December 2, 2016): Harper Lee's attorney and a wealthy businessman are raising funds to make Monroeville, Alabama a major tourist attraction dedicated to the author and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Hunter S. Thompson's Favorite Marijuana Strains Coming Soon to a Dispensary Near You (December 1, 2016): Hunter S. Thompson, gonzo journalist, loved his marijuana. Now that it's legal in many states, his widow is marketing his favorite strains. But will the feds put a stop to it?