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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 Living Now Awards Results
2018 Living Now Awards Results

Recognizing the Year's Best Books for Better Living

Here are the main category winners of the 2018 Living Now Book Awards. Medal-winning books came from 27 U.S. states, 2 Canadian provinces, 2 Australian states, the United Kingdom and Denmark.CLIC …   read more

2018 Living Now Awards Evergreen Results
2018 Living Now Awards Evergreen Results

Recognizing the Year's Best Books for Better Living

Here are the  winners of the 2018 Living Now Mind-Body-Spirit and Evergreen Awards. CLICK HERE to view the Living Now Awards main category winners.CLICK HERE to visit the Mind-Body-Spirit an …   read more