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Author On the Bookcase: Liza Gyllenhaal

 

 

Please welcome Liza Gyllenhaal to On the Bookcase in an interview about her novel, A Place For Us!

 

 

 

Where did you get the idea for this novel?

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Author On the Bookcase: Oksana Marafioti

American Gypsy

 

 

Please welcome Oksana Marafioti, author of American Gypsy (July 2012)! She encourages everyone to write, whether it is just thoughts or a full length novel.

 

 

Most of us have written since we were kids. We hoard journals in shoeboxes at the backs of our closets, unfinished manuscripts rubber-banded and hushed under our beds, stories we rediscover accidentally that remind us we always wanted to write.

And have you noticed that when the inspiration strikes, you often talk yourself out of it? Maybe you jot down a few notes, several pages, but in the end find a way not to finish?

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Author On the Bookcase: Susanna Kearsley

The Rose GardenSusanna Kearsley, author of The Rose Garden, tells us about what writing is like for her as a reader. Welcome to On the Bookcase, Susanna!


Fill a room with writers, and you’ll find we all work differently. There’s no “right” way to write. Just as a garden can have many paths that all meet at the same central fountain, we each have our own process for finding our way to the end of a book. Some like planning, and some work to music, while I work in silence and fly by the seat of my pants.

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Author Squared: Gabrielle Burton and Chitra Divakaruni

Author Squared

 

 

AUTHOR SQUARED
Gabrielle Burton
Chitra Divakaruni

 

 

Two Authors chat about writing, books, and everthing in between...

I am excited to welcome Gabrielle Burton, author of Impatient with Desire, and Chitra Divakaruni, author of One Amazing Thing, to One the Bookcase!

Take it away ladies!

 

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Author Squared: Caroline Leavitt and Heidi Durrow

Author Squared

 

 

AUTHOR SQUARED
Caroline Leavitt
Heidi Durrow

 

 

 

Two Authors chat about writing, books, and everything in between

I'm so thrilled to announce this new feature for On the Bookcase! The first AUTHOR SQUARED combines two New York Times bestselling authors, Caroline Leavitt (Pictures of You) and Heidi Durrow (The Girl Who Fell from the Sky). Both excellent book club picks!

Go girls!

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AWP (Awesome Writers' Party)

Last weekend, I attended the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) in Washington, DC. But, some people call it Awesome Writers' Party! It was a blast. Panels, workshops, readings -- all about writers and their craft. I had the honor of hanging with some great writers.

On Thursday, I had dinner with a fun and talented group of women writers.

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Author On the Bookcase: Ruth Downie, Author of Caveat Emptor

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Ruth Downie

Ruth DownieWelcome, Ruth Downie, to On the Bookcase. Ruth has written the fourth novel, Caveat Emptor, in her historical mystery Medicus series (Medicus, Terra Incognita, Persona Non Grata). The series centers around a doctor and defacto investigater, Gaius Petreius Ruso and his companion, (now wife) Tilla, in 2nd century Roman-occupied Britain.

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Booking Through Thursday 5/20 Useful Books

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. 

Today's  Questions: What’s the most useful book you’ve ever read? And, why?

I have two books that constantly "work" for me.

http://btt2.wordpress.comThe Chicago Manual of Style is always open on my desk. The book (or tome!) is filled with useful little rules and regulations of grammer, spelling, punctuation, abbreviations, editing tools, and just good and correct ways of writing. I used it more when I was an editor. My style of writing today is much more relaxed and casual but I still like the book by my side.

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Is Writing Style, Grammar, and Punctuation Important?

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This week’s question asks:

In honor of National Grammar Day … it IS “March Fourth” after all … do you have any grammar books? Punctuation? Writing guidelines?

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How a Reading Group Can Help a Writer

Love BookYou love a book, relate to the characters, and the book discussion was lively! You tell your friends, family, and sometimes, strangers in the grocery line -- a word-of-mouth campaign!

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