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16 Things Sexist Male Writers Say to Female Writers

16 Things Sexist Male Writers Say to Female Writers

Before we even ordered our beers, he had found five ways to insult me. This wasn’t a date. This was a meeting between two writers. We had presumably come to the bar to brainstorm and critique each other’s work like adults. I quickly learned that he saw this as a competition. I guess he considered […]

July 25, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
Q&A with Author Amy Sue Nathan

Q&A with Author Amy Sue Nathan

Amy Sue Nathan  is the author of THE GLASS WIVES and upcoming THE GOOD NEIGHBOR, both published by St Martin’s Griffin. She is also woman behind the award-winning blog Women’s Fiction Writers, named one of Writer’s Digest’s Best Websites for Writers in 2015. Thank you, Amy, for joining us over here at WWWB! We’re thrilled […]

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Real Danger of Harper Lee’s New Novel

The Real Danger of Harper Lee’s New Novel

When I first heard that Go Set A Watchman was being released, I had the same thought I had when I hear that any famous author is releasing a sequel to a successful novel … This could be dangerous. The more I read about the circumstances of Go Set A Watchman being “discovered” and coming […]

July 19, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More
Serendipity on Steroids

Serendipity on Steroids

I recently came to a personal writer’s realization. All of my stories—both the ones on paper and the ones impatiently waiting in the queue in my head—have to do with serendipitous meetings. Serendipity, it turns out, (some might argue it’s fate) is an obsession of mine. Turn left at the corner and meet the love […]

July 18, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
DESI GIRLS, Stories by Indian Women Writers Abroad

DESI GIRLS, Stories by Indian Women Writers Abroad

I am often asked why my anthologies include solely stories by women. One reason is that women’s achievements are never purely personal. Also, we continue to work phenomenally harder than men to qualify for equal recognition in many walks of life. In this day and age, women are still subjected to prejudice, violence, poorer resources […]

July 16, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Introducing the Holocaust to Young Readers

Introducing the Holocaust to Young Readers

In 2014, with the present rise of another wave of Anti-Semitism, I was commissioned by Scholastic Australia to write a novel set in the Holocaust. Given the vast number of novels, memoirs, biographies, essays, poetry and commentaries that have appeared in the last seventy years the task was daunting. Even though I thought I knew […]

July 14, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Q&A with Taylor Jenkins Reid

Q&A with Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of FOREVER, INTERRUPTED; AFTER I DO; and the brand spankin’ new, terrifically fabulous MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE (This interviewer gave it a solid five star review), all published by Simon & Schuster/Atria/Washington Square Press. Her first book, FOREVER, INTERRUPTED, was included by Kirkus Reviews in “11 Debuts We Love” and […]

July 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Two Decades of Writing

Two Decades of Writing

TWENTY years ago my first book was published – Unlawful Carnal Knowledge: The True Story of the Irish X Case was subsequently banned in Ireland, which made it an overnight success north of the border. As a journalist on the Daily Telegraph, I was working full-time but took the week off to promote my book […]

July 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Interview with Rowan Coleman

Interview with Rowan Coleman

Rowan Coleman is the internationally bestselling author of an astounding twelve novels, most recently WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS and THE MEMORY BOOK (released in the US as THE DAY WE MET). She’s been compared to Jo Jo Moyes and Nora Ephron. She lives with her husband and five children in a very full […]

July 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Writing About War

Writing About War

While researching for my novel, Someone Else’s Conflict, I found myself asking a number of interesting, sometimes disturbing, questions about my decision to set the backstory in the 1990s Croatian conflict. During the conflicts following the break-up of Yugoslavia, the war in Croatia was gradually overshadowed by the shocking events in neighbouring Bosnia-Hercegovina. While I […]

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