10 Writing Tips from the Masters

10 Writing Tips from the Masters

10 Writing Tips from the Writing Masters for Writing this Memorial Day Weekend

19 Twitter Tips for Authors + Others

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What makes people follow, favorite, click, and retweet?

When a Novel is a Long Time in Coming

When a Novel is a Long Time in Coming

I’ve been crazy busy lately, and sadly remiss about hosting guest authors. But I’m delighted to share a post today by debut novelist Jennifer S. Brown, whose Modern Girls is just out this week from NAL. Booklist calls it a “moving debut, portraying the sacrifices a mother and daughter make in order to save face […]

5 Irish-leaning Quotes (and 2 Songs) to Celebrate St. Pat...

5 Irish-leaning Quotes (and 2 Songs) to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve collected a few nice Irish quotes — and two versions of one Irish song — to go with your silly hats and green beer. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! “Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” – W.B. Yeats “When anyone asks me about the […]

Remembering Pat Conroy through his Own Words: 6 quotes

Remembering Pat Conroy through his Own Words: 6 quotes

I woke this morning to the news that Pat Conroy has passed away.

My Summer with Scout Finch, Redux, on the Passing of To K...

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A few quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird, marking the passing of Harper Lee


1st BOOKS is hosted by MEG WAITE CLAYTON

Read the new national bestseller, The Race for Paris, from the author of the New York Times-bestseller The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel). Meg has also written essays for The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Writer's Digest, Runner's World, and public radio.

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