Are novels fictionMay 29, 2014 – 02:16 pm

Are novels fiction

In writing terms, fiction is any non-factual narrative composition. It may be short or long. It may contain historical or scientific facts, and it may describe characters named for historical personages, but the conversations and treatment of events are understood to have been made up by the author. Fiction may be written in various lengths. Here are some guidelines. A short story is a fictional narrative of no longer than 20, words and no shorter…

Romance new novels BooksFebruary 10, 2014 – 11:55 am

Romance new novels Books

By Sarah MacLean September 3 We know how love stories go. Boy meets girl and, whether it’s love at first sight or opposites attract, we know the ending. For every once upon a time, after all, there must be a happily ever after. The challenge for romance novelists is to make that happily ever after well-won — to imbue the story with adventure and conflict and just enough will-they-or-won’t-they to keep readers engaged. This month, three terrific novels…

Are novels in italicsFebruary 14, 2015 – 03:45 pm

Are novels in italics

A reader wonders why he is seeing book titles presented in all capitals: I’ve even seen publishers and editors do it, so I started thinking maybe I was misinformed. Typing book titles in all caps is a peculiarity of the publishing industry. According to The Chicago Manual of Style, the practice originated in the days of the typewriter when titles that are now easily italicized on a computer had to be underscored; typing the title in all caps for industry…

Tsukihime visual novel H ScenesNovember 22, 2014 – 03:19 pm

Tsukihime visual novel H Scenes

By Andrew Erickson Let’s talk about visual novels. By and large they’re poorly written and full of porn, and I could leave it at that, but I want to take a look at why the format has jumped headlong into appealing to the lowest common denominator. In theory, it should make for all kinds of interesting stories: they’re like novels, but with sound and graphics and maybe reader interaction! There are so many possibilities, what could possibly go wrong?…

New novels of February 2014April 21, 2015 – 10:50 am

New novels of February 2014

Of course it is more than a roll of the dice. A lot of work and effort goes into medical treatment applications for approval and into evaluating them for consideration. As was widely discussed in FDA-watching circles, the agency approved a total of 41 novel new drugs in 2014 – the most in a decade. Novel new drugs are are a subset of the overall number of new product approvals and often represent those drugs which offer an advancement in patient care…

Young Adult Literature BooksDecember 7, 2014 – 04:45 pm

Young Adult Literature Books

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature . The awards announcement is made at the ALA Midwinter Meeting as part of the Youth Media Awards and is celebrated with a program and reception each year at the ALA Annual Conference. The award s namesake…

Popular novels for TeensOctober 25, 2013 – 03:49 pm

Popular novels for Teens

We don’t typically need an excuse to offer reading recommendations by the truckload. But as this year’s Comic-Con has just come to a close, now seemed a fitting time to take a look at this year’s best graphic novels for YA fans, because who does fandom better than YA? You’ll need some reading material to tide you over until the next comics mecca, and luckily 2015 has provided a bumper crop. and , by G. Willow Wilson Last year’s reboot of the series…