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A famous and popular author doesn’t always mean an interesting Twitter profile. Likewise, an interesting Twitter profile may not always be a testament to writing talent. However, there are cases where these two phenomena coincide. Below, we’ve compiled a list of ten authors whose Twitter profiles will not only captivate you, but inspire you and …

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Writing inspiration is not always straightforward. Of course, spontaneous inspiration can come from anywhere: the eggs you ate for breakfast, a phone conversation with an old friend, a bunch of withered lemon slices strewn, for some mysterious reason, …

STUDENTS from two local elementary schools found inspiration to write scary stories during a day together at Turton Tower. The historic 16th century building was the setting for the first day of school liaison between St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School in Darwen and St Michael with St John CE Primary School in Blackburn. Fourth grade …

Let’s start with full disclosure: Juliet Wittman helped Westword for decades, more recently working the rhythm of the theater. However, she did more than report and criticize; she was acclaimed for her memoir Breast Cancer Journal: A Century of Petals, was an editor at Boulder Camera, and taught writing at the University of Colorado Boulder. …

Renowned author lists his personal favorites 1. Louise Erdrich Louise Erdrich My first choice would be Louise because her book Love Medicine that has a conversational narrative. It won the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award. This particular book really opened my eyes and inspired me to write. 2. Rabih Alameddine The work of Lebanese-American …

Whether it’s your new guy, your old best friend, or your tattooed barista, someone in your life deserves a little love. But articulating the abstract and indefinable feeling of love can be painful. . . you know what. We’ve worked on a lot of fine speeches, but the most memorable professions of love? They don’t …

As many writers know, sometimes the hardest part of the job is coming up with an idea that you like. This is why it is really important to always keep an open eye and an open mind, because sometimes inspiration can arise in the most unexpected places. One of the places that I have found …

Sorting out the Holland family in James Lee Burke’s novels requires careful study. In his new book, house of the rising sunBurke’s main character is Hackberry Holland, an occasional Texas Ranger prone to alcohol use and violence in equal measure. Hackberry Holland’s grandson – also named Hackberry – has taken the helm of Burke’s recent …