Writers don’t have time to come up with really great pseudonyms, being far too busy oiling their typewriters or smoking a pipe (or, you know, writing). Plus, there are already so many great pen names out there—why reinvent the wheel? If [...]
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How can a novelist go wrong when her subject is books? It’s the one topic for which all readers have a guaranteed soft spot. I’m no enemy to ereaders (or to reading on the internet, of course), but I’ve yet [...]
More than half of the young adult books sold in the US are bought by adults—adults who 78% of the time are buying the books for themselves, not a teen. So why are you still hiding your copy of Divergent [...]
Kilgore Trout 21/Male/Straight/Single Barnstable, Massachusetts My self-summary I tend to think of human beings as huge, rubbery test tubes with chemicals seething inside. What I’m doing with my life I am a graduate school drop-out. Several years ago I founded [...]
Lord of the Flies meets middle school in Clay McLeod Chapman’s entertaining new YA novel The Tribe: Homeroom Headhunters.
TheSeaMan 31/Male/Straight/Single Key West, Florida My self-summary I am a man of war.
Nina Katchadourian—an artist you may have previously seen in a Flemish airline toilet portrait—started arranging book spines as a graduate student in 1990. Not her own, or those in a public library, but the collection of her classmate’s parents. They [...]
When you have writer’s block, it can be hard to describe the way you feel. There are no words—literally! But if you’re going to finally finish that novel, you need to force yourself to persevere through the emptiness. How do [...]
Unless we decide to make a change as adults, most of us don’t have a say in what our names are. We rely on the thoughtfulness and judgment of our parents, and hopefully don’t wind up as the living embodiment [...]