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The Worst First Lines in Literature: The Lyttle Lytton Contest

The annual Lyttle Lytton Contest celebrates the worst first lines in literature. Here are some of the so-bad-it's-good winners.

An Author’s Search History, Or: How To Look Like A Murder Suspect Without Even Trying

When we talk about an author's search history, we mean something…a little bit different from your average, everyday perversity.

14 Quotes on Writing By U.S. Latinx and Latin American Authors

Whether you're in a writing slump or are looking for some words of wisdom from your favorite writers, enjoy these quotes on writing by Latinx authors.

70 Great Stephen King Quotes on His 70th Birthday

A collection of great Stephen King quotes about writing, books, and life in honor of his 70th birthday on September 21st.

5 Books Too Awesome Not To Own

Five books you'll want to own, even if you already read them via the library.

The 1891 Novel Eerily Relevant to Today’s Writing World

Think the internet is killing writing? Read New Grub Street.

Stranger In a Strange Land: Picking Books Based on Setting

Can a love for setting-heavy reading go too far?

Best Books About Writing

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CREATIVITY INC by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace: A Review

It didn’t start out on purpose, but so few things of great interest truly do. It was winter break, I ...

I Regret Reading These 5 Books (Because I Should Have Listened to Them Instead)

Through Book Riot’s relationship with Audible, the leading provider of audiobooks, Book Riot readers who are new to Audible can ...