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A Distinguished Selection of the Finest Modern Literature

Interview with Clive Dawson – Award-Winning Film & TV Scriptwriter and Associate Producer

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"Screenwriting is not the glamorous profession it’s made out to be," explains award-winning film and television scriptwriter Clive Dawson in this candid interview. "It’s a hard slog, with few rewards and a great deal of heartache. However, the enjoyment is to be found in the process, not the end result, and just occasionally, it’s worth the effort."

A professional screenwriter for over 20 years, Dawson has written countless hours of TV episodes for UK television and contributed to top-rated ITV and BBC dramas. Three of his screenplays have been produced into major motion pictures, with another 3 in pre-production or development.

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Interview with Dougie Brimson, Bestselling Author and Screenwriter

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"I never actually set out to be a writer at all, it just kind of happened. Indeed, it's fair to say that even after three award winning feature films and 750,000 book sales, I spend most days waiting for the literary police to bang on my door and cart me away for fraud!" - Dougie.

In this interview, you'll meet best-selling author and screenwriter Dougie Brimson, discover how he got started and what inspired him to write his critically acclaimed screenplays and books.

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Interview with Eva Dillon, Author of the Gripping Memoir “Spies in the Family”

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In this interesting interview, author Eva Dillon talks about researching and writing her highly-acclaimed, fascinating true-life thriller "Spies in the Family".

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20 Important Annual Writing Conferences

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Wondering if there is an easy way to network with other writers, editors, and agents? Attending a writing conference is the perfect way to hone your craft while building bonds with important literary professionals in the industry.
Here’s our list of the top 20 annual writing conferences which are worth attending. Read More

Interview with Gary Byrne Bestselling Author of “Crisis of Character”

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Interview with Bestselling Author Gary Byrne on writing "1 of the most influential books of 2016," his journey from a law enforcement career to a NY Times Bestseller despite dyslexia/ADD.

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Interview with USA Today Bestselling Author Traci Andrighetti

In this interview with USA TODAY Bestselling Mystery Author Traci Andrighetti, you'll learn why her author tagline is "Cocktails, color, and crime. With an Italian twist."

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Interview with Young, Bestselling & Award-Winning Author Kia Carrington-Russell

The promising young author, Kia, has won numerous awards on her contemporary romance series, My Escort and erotica/ humour series, Aroused: Taming Himself Series. The series and unique storylines have captivated hearts globally and created a few book boyfriends along the way with Damon's charm and Hayden's cockiness.

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Top Self-Publishing Platforms

What do Fifty Shades of Grey, The Tales of Peter Rabbit, and The Joy of Cooking all have in common? These best-selling successes all started out as self-published manuscripts. Take control of your own book with one of these top self-publishing platforms.

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Blackness and the Body in “Between the World and Me”: Nonfiction Book Review

Toni Morrison dubbed Ta-Nehisi Coates’s memoir, Between the World and Me, “required reading,” and, from the very first line, I understood why. Coates’s writing is powerful, expressive, and angry. This last quality was what I found most jarring, and most rewarding, about his piece. Unlike many other writers who dance around issues of race, Coates is angry and he allows himself to be.

Coates doesn’t make any excuses for the rage that permeates every word, and he knows he shouldn’t have

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“Kafka on the Shore” Book Review

“Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe.” 

In this musical, metaphysical mind-better, Haruki Murakami crafts a beautiful story that makes readers willing to believe in talking cats, fish falling from the sky, dream-like sex with ghosts that linger in an alternate reality, and a modern-day oedipal prophecy. A wild but moving ride from start to finish, Kafka on the Shore is an enchanting tale of mystery, daring quests, love, and self-discovery that you don’t want to miss.

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“Beautiful” – A Love Poem by Maya Nsougan

You’re beautiful as the sunset
Beautiful as the sky
Beautiful as the ocean,
and the mountains way up high

Beautiful as the stars,
that shine so very bright
Beautiful as the moon,
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4 Poetry Books Every Poet and Poetry Lover Should Read

Are you an aspiring poet or do you just love reading poetry?

Every good poet reads as much as they write. In order to gain a wide perspective, you need to read a variety of different famous works.
While the inspiration for one’s work may come from personal experiences, reading poems written by famous, talented writers is a great, valuable education and may influence and inspire you to create a new amazing work.
There is no one better to learn from than the great masters themselves.

Here is a list of famous poetry books every poet and poetry lover should read.

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32 Stylish and Unique Home Library Ideas

Building your own home library but don't know where to start? Get inspired by our collection of 32 stylish, unique, and quirky home libraries.

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10 of the Finest Short Story Collections

Check out our list of these top 10 beautifully-written and memorable short story collections.

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The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Read about the mystery that surrounds the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe, one of the most beloved American writers of the mysterious and the grotesque.

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