Mystery Writers’ Furor Revives Debate Over Central Park Five

As a literary award was rescinded from prosecutor-turned-mystery author Linda Fairstein, the nearly three-decade-old case of the Central Park Five has returned as a focus of painful debate. While Fairstein, the head of the Manhattan DA’s sex crimes unit at the time, tried to point out to her accusers on social media that she did …

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in Book Writing

How to Actually Focus on Writing: The Dangers of Pseudo-Working

I first heard the term “pseudo-working” from Cal Newport, author of How to Become a Straight A Student and Deep Work. Pseudo-working looks like work, but it doesn’t produce much. If you’ve ever been trying to focus on writing an article while checking your phone for social media updates and fielding dinner requests, you’re pseudo-working. (No, …

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in Book Writing

Sneak Peek: Black Friday and Write Practice Wednesday Gifts for Writers

How’s your holiday shopping going? You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. This year, we’re introducing something new: Write Practice Wednesday! If you’re looking for gifts for writers this season, you’ve come to the right place. Gifts for Writers: Write Practice Wednesday Whether you know a writer whom you want to …

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in Story Writing

How to Conduct Research for a Book

I’m prepping for a new novel that I’m super excited about. My characters are floating around in my head, becoming more real by the day, and I have a decently detailed synopsis written. My problem: I know next to nothing about my setting and my main character’s profession. Which means I need to do massive …

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The Expansive Literary Output of Sudan and South Sudan, on Display

Documentary images of the Madarek Publishing House by the Sharjah Art Foundation (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) LONDON — A small but rich ten-day exhibition at P21 Gallery in central London is showcasing works by Sudanese and South Sudanese literary artisans. The multimedia exhibition presents photographic and video portraits of the writers beside …

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Avengers 4 Adds Katherine Langford From 13 Reasons Why To The Cast

KatherineLangford/Instagram 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford has joined the cast of Avengers 4.  The star of the Netflix show has been revealed as a new member of the Avengers cast ahead of the upcoming movie, which is set to be released in 2019. The news was shared by individuals with knowledge of the project, who …

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