Some of the Greatest Writers of Dialogue (And What We Can Learn From Them)

It’s a sad fact that, in fiction, characters occasionally have to speak. That speech can be stilted, boring, and utilitarian, or it can be something that the readers look forward to. There are ways of making it the latter, and we’ll look at authors who have mastered them. »9/08/15 8:30pm9/08/15 8:30pm


A Book of Tweets By People Claiming They're Working on Their Novels

Novels aren't going to write themselves, you know. But when they don't, their would-be authors simply turn to Twitter. A new book features tweets by people who are totally working on their novels, but had to stop working on their novels so they could post something to Twitter about working on their novels. »7/31/14 7:31pm7/31/14 7:31pm

The Man Who Wrote The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo First Author To Sell a Million Kindle Books

Stieg Larsson, the deceased Swedish author who wrote the all-of-a-sudden-very-popular books The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, has become the first author to sell a million Kindle books, granting him induction into Amazon's "Kindle Million Club."… »7/27/10 1:29pm7/27/10 1:29pm

Google Pays $125 Million to Writers and Buys Us Some Free Books

Google has been scanning somewhere around 3,000 books per day for its Google Book Search program. The only problem was that they never got permission from ­ The Authors Guild or the Association of American Publishers. Today the three organizations reached an agreement that involved Google paying $125 million in… »10/28/08 5:20pm10/28/08 5:20pm