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Stephen Kiernan, author of 'The Hummingbird,' talks about his writing process

startribune.com – Wednesday September 9, 2015

Stephen Kiernan's first novel, "The Curiosity," was a modern-day "Frankenstein," the story of a 19th-century judge who was frozen in the Arctic and thawed out (and lived!) in modern times. His new novel, "The Hummingbird," heads down a very different road. Told in the first person by a hospice nurse named Deborah Birch, it follows two tracks: Deborah's end-of-life care for a prickly academic, and her struggles at home with her husband, who has returned from his third tour of military duty suffering from PTSD.

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What we learned about... non-fiction writing

theguardian.com – Tuesday September 8, 2015

Inspiring advice from author and philosopher Julian Baggini on how to kickstart the writing process - and keep focused on your goals.

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A manifesto for self-publishing authors

thebookseller.com – Monday September 7, 2015

I hereby declare: That I will not renege on the best publishing opportunities for authors ever and I will not allow the publishing industry to renege on its responsibilities to writers and readers...

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Bill Clegg on Novel Writing, Agenting, and Obsessing Over Sufjan Stevens

vogue.com – Saturday September 5, 2015

Those who have watched Bill Clegg's career from afar might believe he has nine lives. Clegg is first and foremost a literary agent, and, as a recent Vanity Fair profile asserts, one of the biggest in the industry. He's also a best-selling memoirist...

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Can authors compete with 'non-competes'?

thebookseller.com – Saturday August 29, 2015

No publisher would agree, at an author's request, to forgo publishing another author's book on a particular subject. So why should an author assume a similar obligation? But it happens all the time.

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Rude awakening: three essential rules for writing good sex

theguardian.com – Friday August 28, 2015

Serious fiction should not ignore physical love, but it's hard to get right. Here are a few lessons I've learned.

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Top Tips for "Aspiring" Writers

huffingtonpost.co.uk – Wednesday August 26, 2015

I'm often asked if I have any nuggets of wisdom for aspiring writers.

Being me; terrible at stringing sentences together verbally, and often angsty about my work, I tend to deflect, self-deprecatingly, and redirect the question back into the conversation.

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A Book Well Worth the Wait

publishersweekly.com – Sunday August 23, 2015

An editor publishes a book by a writer whose work he fell in love with 20 years ago.

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Revealed: Why the Dragon Tattoo girl is really a man (...and why Stieg Larsson wrote off Inspector Morse)

dailymail.co.uk – Sunday August 23, 2015

The heroine should act like a man while the hero should be a ‘bimbo' – and neither should ever behave like Inspector Morse.

These are the bizarre rules of crime writing, according to the stunningly successful author of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

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ePublish and Be Damned!

huffingtonpost.com – Saturday August 22, 2015

There's an old cliché in the ink stained trade from which I hail, "Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it."

But in 2004, when I was young, dumb and full of cum, I paid no heed to caution or wisdom. I had a daredevil idea, for a non-fiction book about jails in the USA, and submitted the proposal to several literary agencies based out of London.

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