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If you haven’t already heard, Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to her prescient classic, The Handmaid’s Tale. Responding to over three decades of conversations with readers a...

Nov 30, 2018

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According to bestselling author James Patterson, the best literary villains are complex bad guys whom readers simultaneously love and hate. Here, James reveals three key writing...

Nov 16, 2018

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Mystery writing is a form of fiction that uses clues and suspense to captivate a reader. Bestselling author James Patterson offers advice for writing gripping mysteries.

Nov 16, 2018

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Iambic pentameter, frequently taught in high schools using classic English poetry, is actually a mark of natural human speech patterns.

Nov 15, 2018

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What makes a good story? According to celebrated journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell, a good story is built on a structure that sets up a problem—then solves it in unexpected...

Oct 24, 2018

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Acclaimed author and podcaster Malcolm Gladwell wrote a famous New Yorker article titled “The Ketchup Conundrum” that delves into the puzzles of innovation and stagnation. Learn...

Oct 24, 2018

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Goosebumps author R.L. Stine shares thoughts on ending a story—or chapter, or novel—with satisfying plot twists that leave readers begging for more.

Oct 9, 2018

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