Behind the Scenes: The Making of an Author

As Stephen King put it, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” Inspiration, creativity, motivation, rewriting, editing – these are a few terms that belong permanently in every author’s vocabulary. For Maulik Pancholy, the author of The Best At It, […]

The Books That Spoke To Authors

Popular author Thomas Taylor says that all the books he enjoyed reading as a child also found a home in his own writing. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien—one of the books that had a huge effect on him—opens with a map and he decided that he’d put one in his book too, when he wrote […]

Seeing The World Through Books

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“Empathy needs to be shown, it needs to be taught. We weren’t born caring about other people. When you are only shown aggression, you become aggressive.” To bestselling author Holly Goldberg Sloan, this is why books and stories are crucial.  Stories, she noted, allow young people to identify with a character, a setting, a problem […]