Preeti Shenoy on good writing and promotion of reading

(Photo: Preeti Shenoy) As the author of several best-selling books like ‘Life Is What You Make It’ and its sequel ‘Wake Up, Life Is Calling’, Preeti Shenoy has carved a niche for herself. She is on the

A reader talks back

One of the joys of writing a column is receiving meaningful feedback from readers that raise questions and open up needed conversations. One such feedback comes from author Marie Silva Vallejo, who talks about the challenges faced

Marvel’s ‘Hawkeye’ Series Hits Its Target With ‘Mad Men’ Writer Jonathan Igla

Marvel’s Hawkeye series has been eyeing a main writer recently, but now it’s finally hit the bullseye with Mad Men scribe Jonathan Igla . Marvel has tapped Igla, who wrote Mad Men for five years, as the

The New West: New book a Yellowstone love letter written with the eye

Michael Yochim watching bighorn sheep on Yellowstone’s Specimen Ridge in 2004, nine years before he was diagnosed with ALS. PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL YOCHIM CREDIT: David J Swift By Todd Wilkinson EBS ENVIRONMENTAL COLUMNIST In his new

Corinth writer solo-climbs a new literary mountain

Laura Waterman, of East Corinth, is the author of “Starvation Shore,” a book about the 1881 scientific expedition led by Adolphus W. Greely to Lady Franklin Bay in the Arctic. Waterman said that while writing the book

A room of one’s own? Today’s writers can’t afford such a luxury

A room of one’s own. Endless biscuits. Coffee, democracy, a cleaner, an osteopath, reliable wifi and an ergonomic chair with lumbar support. These are some of the things that contemporary authors say they need in order to

How Well-Intentioned Loved Ones Can Sabotage Your Writing Career

Launching a writing career is hard–especially with family sabotage. by Anne R. Allen Learning to write well is tough. Getting published is tougher. And selling your published books is tougher still. Nevertheless, we persist. Most writers feel

Learn Tips And Tricks For Improving Your Creative Writing For Only $20

sankai via Getty Images Contrary to popular belief, no one is born an amazing writer. In fact, most writers live by Dorothy Parker’s quote: “I hate to write, but love having written.” Writing is a skill to

Why Aren’t Female Celebrities Writing More Novels?

Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images, Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Webby Awards, David Livingston/Getty Images, and Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images. Last week, an acclaimed author published a sequel that further examines the darkest parts

Writing is simply an ‘alibi’ for living, says poet and novelist Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles gave the keynote address at the Windham Campbell Festival’s award ceremony. Photo Beowulf Sheehan. As a young high school student, poet and novelist Eileen Myles sat in on a class at the Massachusetts College of