"Those eager masses, now overflowing with unconditional love for a book they have not read, propelling it to No. 1 on Amazon Wednesday, will be the very people wielding pitchforks if Ms. Lee’s second book does not live up to expectations that have been building for decades..."
Richard Price Finds His Pseudonym for ‘The Whites’ Annoying
"Richard Price is a skilled literary ventriloquist, with a pitch-perfect ear for deadbeat street slang and sardonic cop banter. But when he tried impersonating another writer, with the aim of writing a fast-paced, plot-driven crime novel under the pen name Harry Brandt, he couldn’t quite pull it off..."
J.K Rowling just answered three big Harry Potter questions that have stumped fans for years...
"Whatever happened to Fluffy? The fate of the terrifying three-headed dog acquired by Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter books has been one of many questions about the series that stumped its fans. Until this morning, that is, when J.K. Rowling answered some very specific questions about the books on Twitter..."
Writing Your Way to Happiness By TARA PARKER-POPE (courtesy of Brian Beker)
"The scientific research on the benefits of so-called expressive writing is surprisingly vast. Studies have shown that writing about oneself and personal experiences can improve mood disorders, help reduce symptoms among cancer patients, improve a person’s health after a heart attack, reduce doctor visits and even boost memory..."