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Great Last Lines in Fiction

In my last Writer Unboxed post, I wrote about great first lines in fiction. Today I want to jump forward to the opposite end of a novel, and great last lines. Last lines are important not only because they are the final words a reader will see in a book, …

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17 Debut Novels of 2018 That Are Already Breakout Hits

Although winter was dark and chilly, bibliophiles should be warmed by the fact that many fantastic new authors have made their debut this season. If you love discovering new literary talent, then our best new books list of 2018 (and fall 2017!) is for you. From pulse-pounding thrillers to chilling sci-fi …

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Imagining Your Ideal Reader

Who is your favorite writer? The one you’d most like to sit down with, have a cup of coffee and talk about writing?  What would you tell them about the time you read the book you love the most?  How old were you? How did it transform you? Why do …

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