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  • Getting rid of 'stuff' that represents the past

    Getting rid of 'stuff' that represents the past
    Unless you don't have a soul, and I know some people like that, you probably have what can only be called feelings. While in the feelings line, I got an extra helping, which may explain why some people lack them. I get waylaid by feelings often,...
  • What do writers owe their subjects?

    A number of years ago, my mother gave me, as a gift, a set of paper cocktail napkins featuring a Lichtenstein-esque illustration of a distraught woman weeping into a telephone. The caption: “If I’d know he was going to be a writer, I would...
  • Oprah Winfrey selects Cynthia Bond's 'Ruby' for next book club pick

    From the very first sentence, Oprah Winfrey loved what became her latest book club pick. "I thought, 'Wow, this is so good I have to wait until I actually have the time to absorb the language,'" said Winfrey, during a recent telephone interview with...
  • The return of Judith Regan! (New York shudders with delight and fear)

    "I WANT IT all and I would like it delivered," said that ever improving philosopher Bette Midler. And today I am going to give you another one -- "None of us know if we've bought our last brassiere," said Elaine Stritch shortly before she left the...
  • Hampton Roads romance writers share favorite love stories

    Hampton Roads romance writers share favorite love stories
    With Valentine's Day just a few days away, we thought it would be fun to share favorite love stories from the experts – romance novelists. We asked local romance writers to name their favorite all-time romances, and why. Here are their picks:...
  • Human language accentuates the positive

    Human language accentuates the positive
    Humans talk happy. Maybe it comes from our being on top of the evolutionary heap. Maybe we suppress the language of naysaying and grouchiness to make social relations smoother. Maybe we're just happy. Whatever the explanation, the most commonly used...
  • Editor's choice: 'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' by David Adam

    Editor's choice: 'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' by David Adam
    Eccentric and lovable detectives have become standard for so many police procedurals, and science writer David Adam presents a corrective to this popular image presented by germaphobe "Monk" and his idiosyncratic comrades on "Law & Order" spinoffs in...
  • Folio Prize shortlist includes Ben Lerner, Colm Toibin, Ali Smith

    Folio Prize shortlist includes Ben Lerner, Colm Toibin, Ali Smith
    The Folio Prize, designed to raise the literariness of literary awards, has announced its 2015 shortlist. The winner will receive an award of $60,000. The fiction prize is based in England and books must be published there, but authors need not be...
  • Library shelves a treasure of Hampton Roads history

    Library shelves a treasure of Hampton Roads history
    Typically this blog spotlights local, contemporary writers. But while cleaning out the shelves of the Daily Press library a few months back, I discovered a couple treasures to commemorate Black History Month. These books, written by Hampton Roads...
  • Writer's group: New Lee book will boost other Ala authors

    The new book by "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee will help boost the profile of other authors from the state, according to the head of an organization for Alabama writers. Jeanie Thompson, director of the Alabama Writer's Forum, said the...
  • Island adventures encourage kids to read

    Island adventures encourage kids to read
    Author Quentin O. Cupp Jr., has had adventure tales dancing around in his head for a very long time. With the release of children's fantasy "The Kidlings of Tiger Island" and its sequel, "The Kidlings of Tiger Island 2," Cupp hopes the Kidlings will...