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What Holds You Back from Writing?
What Holds You Back from Writing?
By Jillian Manning / September 2018

How to Break Free

Authorship isn't as glamorous as we sometimes think. Writing can feel like a totally solo venture—just you and the words in your head. The process involves a lot of roadblocks, a heap of self-do …   read more

Three American Noir Detective Novels and Why Mystery Writers Should Study Them
Three American Noir Detective Novels and Why Mystery Writers Should Study Them
by B. R. Laue / August 2018

 It has been sixty-eight years since Raymond Chandler put forth the opinion that there are “no ‘classics' of crime and detection.” Were he still among us, he might agree that by …   read more

Be Careful or You'll End Up in My Novel... Again
Be Careful or You'll End Up in My Novel... Again
by Nina L. Diamond / August 2018

A Conversation with Lisa Gitlin, the Author Who Made IPPY Awards History

Lisa Gitlin just won her third IPPY Award, even though she's only had two books published. How is that possible? No, this isn't one of those annoying word problems from a long-ago math class …   read more

2018 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Results
2018 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Results

Celebrating Youthful Curiosity, Discovery and Learning through Books and Reading.

Jenkins Group is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. Launched in 2007, the awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children's books …   read more

Prepping for NaNoWriMo
Prepping for NaNoWriMo
by Jillian Manning / October 2018

How to Get the Most from National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo—is nearly upon us. If you've never participated in the month-long writing competition, 2018 is your year. Check out our top nine tips below for ho …   read more