Popular novels in 2013April 30, 2015 – 09:10 am

Popular novels in 2013

The debut novel is a tricky thing. Sure, the author may have put out short story collections or written pieces for major magazines, but a novel is truly a different animal, one which some authors have likened to a first child or first love (or first heartbreak). In composing their first novel, writers must temper their excitement at being given the opportunity to present hundreds of pages to the public with the discipline to create a story memorable…

Short novels for Young AdultsOctober 12, 2015 – 11:46 am

Short novels for Young Adults

There’s no question about it: The young adult (YA) audience is a hot market, one that is steadily growing in popularity and garnering attention from young readers as well as literary critics. This means that this market is healthier than ever–and so is the competition for getting published. So what are the keys to, shares invaluable advice for walking in the shoes of the YA reader. INSIDE THE MIND OF YOUR YOUNG ADULT READER There’s something crucial…

Utopian novelsAugust 4, 2015 – 09:04 am

Utopian novels

This morning over at Vulture, Adam Sternbergh wrote about the dystopian novel craze — and the fact that we have, in his words, “hit Peak Dystopia.” True enough — even Lois Lowry says so. He suggests that if we’re burned out on dystopian novels, “there might be an opening for a return to Utopian novels — if such a thing as ‘Utopian novels’ actually existed anymore.” Towards the end of the article, he writes, “increasingly my hunch is that the next…

Best novelsOctober 3, 2015 – 11:25 am

Best novels

Mr. Minifie, my high school English teacher, inspired so many students with his passion for literature—he was a writer as well as an avid reader. He d read seemingly every book in the world and struck me as one of the most intelligent and literary people I d ever met. The following summer, Mr. Minifie was hiking in New Hampshire, (at one of my favorite spots, Mt. Moosilauke). Though he was young and healthy, he suffered a fatal heart attack. My already…

Are novels underlined or quotation marksDecember 22, 2014 – 04:40 pm

Are novels underlined or quotation marks

Titles are everywhere; we need them in order to be able to refer to any of the countless stories, pictures, blogs, movies, books, songs, and other works of art being created every single day. Since most writing is about things you’ve experienced- things you’ve read, seen, heard, or touched – chances are very high that you will be including a title of something one day in your writing. Before that happens, though, you need to know the rules that govern…

Are novels in quotes or italicizedJune 26, 2015 – 09:46 am

Are novels in quotes or italicized

The placement of quotation marks perplexes people. Do they go inside or outside of other punctuation marks, like periods and commas? Should they be used to set off titles or to emphasize certain words? Quotation marks are used for a variety of purposes, including dialogue, quotes, and titles. Many people also use quotation marks to emphasize words and phrases. One of the most common questions about quotation marks deals with their usage with titles…

Are novels underlined or italicized in MLAMarch 4, 2015 – 03:23 pm

Are novels underlined or italicized in MLA

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