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  • 'I like David Foster Wallace's notion that writer's block is always a function of the writer having set a too-high bar for herself. You know: you type a line, it fails to meet the "masterpiece standard," you delete it in shame, type another line, delete it - soon the hours have flown by...
Commentary: 'Writing is of you, but it's not YOU' 19 June 2024

'I like David Foster Wallace's notion that writer's block is always a function of the writer having set a too-high bar for herself. You know: you type a line, it fails to meet the "masterpiece standard," you delete it in shame, type another line, delete it - soon the hours have flown by and you...

"Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one creative instrument: the individual mind and spirit of man," writes John Steinbeck in East of Eden. "Nothing was ever created by two men. There are no good collaborations, whether in music, in art, in poetry, in mathematics, in...

Maris Kreizman on the Importance of Acknowledging the Labor That Goes in a Single Title

UK literary festival organisers face an uncertain future after losing the funding provided by investment group Baillie Gifford, with many paying tribute to the group's "commitment to the industry" pointing to the security the money offered to smaller book events.

UPDATED You have to go all the way down to number 81 on Amazon's bestseller list to find a book by a "literary" writer.

That would be "All Fours," by Miranda July, the writer-filmmaker-artist.

 

Link: Why YA Readers Love Murder 17 June 2024

Diana Urban is the author of several YA thrillers, including All Your Twisted Secrets and the upcoming Paris catacombs survival story, Under the Surface (Putnam, Aug. 13). In this essay, Urban reflects on why young readers are so enthralled by murder-centric stories, making mysteries and...

Children in the UK and Ireland are reading fewer books than they did last year, according to a new report, as post-Covid absences from school and a lack of dedicated reading time contribute to lower reading abilities.

If you ever want to feel a sense of awe, try standing near an erupting volcano. The late author Michael Crichton was fascinated with volcanoes for most of his life. And even now, 16 years after his death, among the countless books and papers at his office in Santa Monica you'll find stacks of...

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) has called on the next government to "enshrine protections for writers" in its manifesto recommendations ahead of the forthcoming general election.

The trade union representing writers wants the next government to implement its recommendations...

The publishing house behind the books has already completed a content rights project with one major tech company this quarter

The world's favourite French misanthrope writer Michel Houellebecq is too controversial for the world's new AI tools, which find his views so offensive that they cannot be repeated.

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