Last week was fantastic for books news, what with Dan Brown’s YA gaffe and Stephen King’s telling Dark Tower movie teaser. Here at Kristian Wilson, Writing, I continued with a series of how-to guides for college graduates faced with writing their first professional job application documents. Check out these articles and more after the jump.
This year’s PEN awards ceremony honored Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, imprisoned journalist Ahmed Naji, and two Flint activists. Here’s your handy guide to what all the fuss is about.
For centuries, humans have relied on the healing power of poetry to get them through dark times. If you need a literary pick-me-up to keep yourself going during the separation and divorce process, check out these 11 poems for some words to live by.
Women’s votes decide elections, so why don’t we elect legislators who support policies that will help eliminate the wage gap and ensure adequate maternity leave?
Cristina Page’s How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America has been called outdated in the post-ACA world, but it might be more relevant today than ever.
Girls creator Lena Dunham’s limited edition publication of her college diaries sold out in a matter of hours, with proceeds going to benefit the nonprofit organization, Girls Write Now.
We’ve known for quite a while now what volatile organic compounds are released by decaying books to give them their signature scent. Now, old books are a major new scent trend Read this article to find out what makes that perfume you bought on Etsy so spot-on.
Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth author Warsan Shire became a household name when Beyoncé dropped Lemonade. Sales of her books increased some 800 percent in the week after the artist’s album debuted. The formula for success seems pretty clear: get yourself quoted by Beyoncé.
Is it cheating to let your heroes get through their adventures unscathed? A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin thinks so, and I agree, because killing your darlings doesn’t end with adverbs.
College graduates, take note. You’re probably not going to have much professional experience when you dive into the job market, but that doesn’t mean you can’t write a killer resume that will land you a great job.
Do young adult readers need an abridged version of The Da Vinci Code? Writers, readers, and this author say no.
And just to cast a little more shade at Brown, here’s a limited selection of great mystery titles that rival The Da Vinci Code and are available on the YA market today.
I dove into Terry Pratchett’s legendary Discworld series with this review of The Color of Magic. If you haven’t taken the leap yet, check out my thoughts on Rincewind’s first adventure here.
Here’s an extra thought not included in this article: George R.R. Martin is a fat writer, but we’d never suggest that he might be paid less as a result of his build.
As Battlefield I prepares to tackle the Great War, it’s pretty clear that most folks don’t know jack about what happened before — and after — a particular archduke’s assassination. If you need a refresher course, you’ve got plenty of time to read these five titles before Dice’s new game hits stores.
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I love exposing others to TED Talks, because they helped me so much when I was starting out. The next time you’ve got a couple of hours to kill, watch these six short videos to give yourself a confidence boost.
Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha was instrumental in bringing the Flint Water Crisis to the forefront of our national conversation. One of two activists honored at the 2016 PEN Literary Gala, Hanna-Attisha now has a book deal with Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new publisher, One World.
If you haven’t read the Dark Tower books yet, I highly suggest you skip this article, which goes to great, spoiler-laden lengths to relate what, exactly, Stephen King’s teaser image revealed about Nikolaj Arcel’s upcoming film adaptation.
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