From Necessity to Narrative: The Enduring Journey of Douglas Robbins
As the dawn light spills over the silhouette of the Catskill Mountains, one can imagine author Douglas Robbins at his desk, penning worlds into existence. Robbins, a name yet to be etched into the annals of literary greats, carries the torch of storytelling with a profound sense of purpose. This man's journey into the realm of words began not in pursuit of fame or fortune but as a quest for meaning in a life laden with the mundane.
5 New Books Hitting Shelves on Nov. 7, 2023
The day many book readers and Barbra Streisand fans have been waiting for is finally here. The singer’s long-anticipated memoir is now available. My Name Is Barbra recounts, in Streisand’s words, everything from her childhood in Brooklyn to appearing on Broadway and in movies and marrying actor James Brolin.
Teachers Discuss Controversy Surrounding 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in School Curriculum
A group of devoted preceptors lately gathered to engage in a meaningful and nuanced discussion regarding the presence of Harper Lee's classic novel," To Kill a Mockingbird," in academy classes. Their consideration was grounded on worries that the book's focus on sanguineness may limit its educational effectiveness, particularly in the different and inclusive seminaries of moment.
Novella: A Book shorter than a Novel and Longer than a Novelette
There are different kinds of writing with different word lengths that have been defined by organizations like the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (or the SFWA if you do not want to state the full name) and other organizations. Different people have different definitions, but the SFWA was able to create more official definitions that we at Mint Message can provide to you to give you an idea of how much you need to write to reach the length for each category of literature and written works.
Facts About Herman Melville
He's been boring generations of high school students. I, like so many people my age, read literary classics while in high school. And by classics, I mean long, boring books with stilted dialogue and very little action. ‘The Scarlet Letter” and “Great Expectations” come to mind, but at this time I’m going to consider “Moby Dick” and the guy behind the whale, Herman Melville.What kind of guy has the tenacity to write a story that long and boring and yet have the staying power to bore young people for generations?
Five New Books to Read Starting on Oct. 31, 2023
Happy Halloween, ghoulish readers! This week’s new books include a Harry Winkler memoir, Janet Evanovich’s latest novel, and a horror story set in Jim Crow-era Florida. Evanovich’s book, Dirty Thirty (Amazon | Bookshop), is the latest in her Stephanie Plum series.
Book Review - The Harrogate Crime Series - Malcolm Hollingdrake (Crime, British Detective)
The Harrogate Crime Series offers the perfect mix of police procedural and investigation entwined with the personal lives of all those involved. There are cold-blooded serial killers and colleagues in danger, set against the beautiful town of Harrogate. All written in Malcolm Hollingdrake’s unique, sometimes poetic but always eloquent, writing style we’ve come to love.
Remarkable Historical Events of October 25th
October 25th holds a significant place in the annals of history. Multiple groundbreaking events have transpired on this day, affecting various aspects of societies and civilizations across the globe. This article seeks to unravel five prominent occurrences that marked this day, exploring their broader historical contexts and implications.
Smashwords: An Interesting Self-Publishing EBook Company
Self-publishing has revolutionized the world of book publishing, and one company, Smashwords, has played a pivotal role in this transformation. We at Mint Message have decided to write about Smashwoods, an interesting company that helped to revolutionize the self-publishing industry and helped to make it easy for new up-and-coming writers to put their writings in front of an eager audience around the world!
Self-Publishing Aggregator Draft2Digital Acquired SelfPubBookCovers.com in July 2023
Draft2Digital acquired a website and business called SelfPubBookCovers back in July of this year. This acquisition was announced to the public on July 24, 2023. This business was a marketplace for premade book covers. According to Draft2Digital's VP of their Author Success Division Nick Thacker, this acquisition was done to make it easier for them to help authors publishing through their service to design covers for their books.
Voters Can Stop Book Banning in Central Bucks School District
As a child who was extremely shy and bullied, I missed out on a lot of youthful experiences. I didn’t get invited to parties, didn’t participate in sports, didn’t even have a date to the prom until my parents set me up with a family friend.
Today in History, October 2nd
Certain days in the historical calendar bear witness to events that reverberate through time, shaping worldviews, policies, and cultures. October 2nd stands prominently among these days, etched with significant events that span continents and centuries. This article endeavors to elucidate five such notable events, accentuated with historical references.
A Brand New AI-Powered App Auto Creates Fully Functional Flipbooks In A Flash That You Can Sell
Flipbooks are small, sequential picture books that create the illusion of motion when the pages are flipped rapidly. Each page of a flipbook contains a slightly different image from the one before it, creating a series of frames. When the pages are quickly flipped, the images appear to move fluidly, giving the illusion of animation.
Five New Books to Read Starting on Aug. 29, 2023
Taylor Moore's newest Garrett Kohl novel tops the list of new books hitting shelves this week. Moore first introduced Kohl in 2021's Down Range. That book earned Moore a Barry Award nomination for Best First Mystery/Crime Novel. And today, Moore publishes the third Garrett Kohl novel, Ricochet.
Five New Books Hitting Shelves on Aug. 22, 2023
Karin Slaughter’s latest thriller headlines the list of new books that are available to read starting today. Slaughter is the New York Times bestselling author of novels such as Blindsighted and Pieces of Her. Her new book is After That Night.
Paul Murray's Much-Anticipated New Novel Headlines This Week's New Book Releases
Paul Murray's new novel, The Bee Sting, is getting accolades and good reviews. And you can read it starting today. The Bee Sting headlines books hitting the shelves on Aug. 15. Other notable titles available today include Tides of Fires, James Rollins's 17th Sigma Force novel, and music critic Dave Marsh's essays about 35 years of covering music.