Writing to Change the World: Why Do Stories Matter?

From "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane

Oy, what a week!

Curmudgeons at The Chronicle

Go with God, Dennis Hopper

Buy This Book: An Unfinished Score by Elise Blackwell

PBS Newshour BEA wrap with Scott Turow, FSG's Jonathan Galassi, and Cathy Langer of Tattered Cover

Dorchester Authors Share Their Writing Inspiration - And Their Books

Shut Up & Read Me: 3 Questions with Author Christie Craig

General vibe is positive at BEA (Rick Springfield, monkey sex, giant typewriter--what's not to love?)

Dark roots, inappropriate ensemble and all (3 Qs for genre-jumping author Grace Coopersmith)

BEA Editor's Buzz Panel: Seriously, did anybody think they'd get copy above the monkey-on-girl sex book?

BEA: CEOs Speak Up

Buy This Book: Nancy’s Theory of Style by Grace Coopersmith


BEAlicious: BookExpo America starts today

Parnell Hall's Hilarious Take on Book Signings

Awkward Family Photos (Because your Monday afternoon demands a little sophomoric LOL)

Wrangling with the future: 3 Qs for Mark Dressler, BEA Director of Education

I think this is love

Snatched Seconds & Stolen Prose

Oy, what a week we had!

The quest for the perfect word

Q&A-holes (Good writers behaving badly)

Book of the Day at Red Room

And Now for Something Lighter...

An MFA versus the Real World: Answering Katja Zurcher's Questions

I do not read to think (Stephen Sondheim's escapist fiction manifesto)

Suspicious Person in Small-Town Texas: Or Why A Writer Shouldn't Marry An Aerospace Engineer

Turning and Turning

"The End" is Only the Beginning

Classic hardboiled: 3Qs for Michael Harvey, author of The Third Rail

Buy This Book: The Third Rail by Michael Harvey

BtO Special: Critiquing for a Cause

Picture this:

When All Else Fails, Go to the Source