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John Yau Wins 2018 Jackson Poetry Prize

  • John Yau is the winner of the 2018 Jackson Poetry Prize. The $60,000 prize is awarded by Poets & Writers. Read more... May 14, 2018

  • George R.R. Martin Says The Winds of Winter Will Not Be Released in 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. Read more... April 26, 2018

  • How Many Words is That?

  • Find out word counts for different types of writing from tweets to novels including short stories, fiction, novels and more. Read more... April 16, 2018



  • Motivate Yourself to Write Daily with 750 Words

  • A website called 750 Words helps motivate writers to write daily. 750 Words is equal to about three pages of writing. Read more... March 26, 2018

  • Joss Whedon Exits Batgirl Over Lack of a Story

  • Joss Whedon has exited the Warner Bros. Batgirl film project. He was set to be writer and director of the movie. Read more... February 23, 2018

  • Henry Holt Rushes Fire and Fury Into Bookstores After Trump Legal Threat

  • Henry Holt is expediting publication of Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff after Trump's cease and desist legal threat. Read more... January 4, 2018

  • Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk?

  • 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. Read more... December 15, 2017

  • George Saunders Wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

  • George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo. It his first full-length novel. Read more... October 17, 2017

  • Kazuo Ishiguro Wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

  • Kazuo Ishiguro is the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent novel, The Buried Giant, was published in 2015. Read more... October 5, 2017

  • Fairy Tale Mark Twain Created for His Daughters Published as Children's Book

  • A previously unpublished fairy tale by Mark Twain has arrived in bookstores. It is brought to life by Philip and Erin Stead. Read more... September 27, 2017

  • Kim Jong Un's Dotard Insult Sends Americans Scrambling for Dictionaries

  • Kim Jong Un called President Trump a dotard in a new threat forcing millions to look up the word. The word dotard is now trending on Twitter. Read more... September 21, 2017

  • Jorie Graham Wins the 2017 Wallace Stevens Award

  • Jorie Graham has won the Wallace Stevens Award. The award carries a stiped of $100,000. Read more... September 2, 2017

  • Boston Poets Launch City of Notions, Boston's First Anthology of Poetry

  • Boston poets have collaborated on the city's first anthology of poetry. It is called City of Notions. Read more... July 29, 2017

  • John Grisham Shares Writing Tips and Talks Plotting

  • 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. Read more... June 7, 2017

  • Frederick Douglass Statue Unveiled at Hillsdale College

  • Hillsdale College has unveiled a statue of Frederick Douglass. The statue is the eighth figure on the College's Liberty Walk. Read more... May 29, 2017

  • President Obama Will Have First All Digital Presidential Library in Chicago

    Former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama unveiled plans for the presidential library in Chicago. The high tech civic center will be all digital. Read more... May 8, 2017

    Writers Reach Deal With Studios, Writers Strike Averted

    The boards of directors of the WGA West and WGA East voted to approve a new 3 year deal with the studios. Now the membership must vote. Read more... May 7, 2017

    Negotiations Continue as Writers' Strike Looms

    No deal has been reached between the WGA and studios. The WGA has voted to strike if no deal is reached by May 1, 2017. Read more... April 27, 2017

    Archaeologists Discover Possible Jules Verne Time Capsule

    Archaeologists have discovered a possible time capsule that belonged to science fiction writer Jules Verne. Read more... April 13, 2017

    Trump's Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch Faces Plagiarism Accusations

  • Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch is facing charges that he plagiarized his book. Read more... April 5, 2017



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