The best of Daniel Woodrell, Part 2

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My Favorite Part of Writing

If you would have told me as a teenager that I would be an author someday, I would have laughed in your face at that suggestion. English was never a class I looked forward to going to. It didn't relate to me as I saw it as uninteresting, cumbersome, research intensive, and for brainiacs. Books for that matter didn't hold my attention until my mid twenties. My only required writing class in college was Technical Writing as I was a marketing/business major....more

My Ultimate Authority: Lessons Learned from Sue Monk Kidd

To write what I learned from Sue Monk Kidd's The Dance of the Dissident Daughter would be another book in itself. Period. But here are the highlights, the select few that are not necessarily the most important wisdom I came away with, but ones I think are the easiest to express here and now....more
@writingbyemily I hope others who have read or are intrigued by the book stop in and share their ...more

Author Ann Napolitano: The Story Behind My Online Life

It is highly recommended these days, apparently, for a writer with a new novel coming out to have some kind of online “presence.” It took seven years to write A Good Hard Look, so when I finally emerged from my dark writer’s lair, this was news to me. Upon my first novel’s release, neither Twitter nor Facebook even existed. (Can you imagine?) So, I found myself facing a changed landscape, one I didn’t quite know how to navigate. ...more
I look forward to "meeting you" on twitter. :) @kisschroniclesmore

Readers Versus E-book Spammers

Recently Amazon.com announced that it was taking steps to remove the more dodgy spam e-book content that can be found in the Kindle electronic bookstore.  I have my doubts so I performed a test. ...more
@threeundertwo That is a good idea. I'll try it the next time I want to buy something. It is ...more

P.R. Advice for writers!

 Some terrific publicity advice for writers:http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blog/show?id=3506464%3ABlogPost%3A4385...  Your Shameless Friend,Ginawww.ginabarreca.comTwitter @TheGinaBarreca...more

A Good Hard Look: Get to Know Ann Napolitano

Ann Napolitano is the author of A Good Hard Look and Within Arm's Reach. She lives in New York City with her family....more

The Alcott Cult

http://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/joining-the-alcott-cult/37178 Your Shameless Friend,Ginawww.ginabarreca.comTwitter @TheGinaBarreca...more

Burning 'The Book of Negroes'

Canadian author Lawrence Hill won the Commonwealth Writer's Prize in 2008 for a book that has recently received more attention and controversy for its title than its content. ...more

Thanks so much for this insightful piece. I believe in freedom of expression for writers. ...more

(INTERVIEW) Girl in Translation Author Jean Kwok & BlogHer

Jean Kwok's Girl in Translation was one of the May selections for BlogHer Book Club, and we've been talking up a storm about the novel. We opened to the floor to questions from BlogHers, and Jean has obliged by sending us answers! Find out about the time she was accused of cheating, who her favorite authors are and what kinds of books she reads to hone her craft. ...more

If you read please let us know what you think!

BlogHer Book Club Host Karen Ballum ...more