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Oprah Selects The Covenant of Water as 101st Book Club Pick (May 10, 2023): Oprah Winfrey selected The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese as the 101st for her book club, Oprah's Book Club.

Clarkesworld Magazine Temporarily Closes Submissions After Surge in ChatGPT Generated Stories (February 22, 2023): Clarkesworld magazine has closed to submissions temporarily after receiving a large number of submissions clearly generated with the help of the AI tool ChatGPT.

Stephen King Compares Elon Musk to Tom Sawyer (November 6, 2022): Stephen King compares Elon Musk to Tom Sawyer in a tweet. King has also attacked Musk's plans for a new verification fee.

2022 International Booker Prize Longlist Announced (March 18, 2022): The longlist for the 2022 International Booker Prize has been announced. The list features 13 titles.

Female Spanish Mystery Writer Revealed to be Three Men (October 17, 2021): A female Spanish mystery writer has been revealed to be a pseudonym used by three men. The pseudonym, Carmen Mola, won a major Spanish literary prize.

John Green Discusses Revelatory Piece of Writing Advice (July 29, 2020): Author John Green discusses some revelatory writing advice he received in college in an interview on 60 Minutes.

Christopher Paolini to Publish Science Fiction Novel with Tor Books (January 1, 2020): Christopher Paolin will publish a science fiction novel with Tor Books in September 2020 called To Sleep in a Sea of Stars.

Scholastic to Publish The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (October 11, 2019): Scholastic has announced it will publish a new novel by Suzanne Collins set in The Hunger Games universe. It is called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

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 Post HBO Series (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.

Good Omens Made Into Entertaining Mini-Series (August 1, 2019): The Good Omens novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett has been made into an entertaining mini-series for Amazon Prime.

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.

Delacorte Announces Blood Heir Fantasy Trilogy by Amelie Wen Zhao (May 8, 2019): Delacorte Press has announced the Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao will be published in November after a several month delay.

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.

HarperCollins to Publish Andromeda Strain Sequel (April 1, 2019): HarperCollins has announced plans to publish a sequel to Michael Chrichton's Androme Strain. It will be called The Andromeda Strain Evolution.

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.