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The best fiction for writers

My friend (and fellow writer) Cornelia Dolian challenged me to come up with a list of the  10 most important works of fiction for writers. Well, she claims to be my friend, but anyone who gives out an assignment like this … Continue reading

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Lack of diversity in children’s books

Last Sunday The New York Times published two insightful columns, my favorite of which was by children’s book writer Walter Dean Myers. One of the most important things Myers reminds us of is this deceptively simple truth: “Books transmit values.” … Continue reading

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Virtual book tours

If, like me, you’re seeing a ton of posts on book blogs about “cover reveals” and “blog tours,” you’re not alone. While I had registered the fact that writers have been setting up blog tours for a while now, I … Continue reading

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What’s Ender’s game?

Most people who read speculative fiction have an opinion about Orson Scott Card, one way or another. With the upcoming film adaption of his Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning novel Ender’s Game, debate has reached a fever pitch. Some argue that Card’s personal … Continue reading

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