Each year, PEN International marks the Day of the Imprisoned Writer in order to raise awareness about persecuted and incarcerated writers worldwide, but not all writers who have done time have been political prisoners. Here are a dozen writers who went to prison for a variety of reasons:
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Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was praised for his lyrical, vivid descriptions among other aspects of his work. By studying his prose, you too can write better description:
Mood has a great deal to do with the success of a piece of fiction because it is related to how the story makes the reader feel. A writer aiming for a melancholy or surreal mood in fiction could study the novels of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami for tips on how to achieve those moods.
Writing great crime fiction means reading the best crime novels? Below are 10 crime novels that will give you a good reading foundation.
1. When did you first start writing? I started writing when I was about five, usually poems for my father’s birthday cards, it progressed from there. At … Read More
Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code among other books, is one of the top-selling authors of all time. What can aspiring authors learn from his success?
Here are 5 classic books that are widely read by teenagers:
Ladies and gentlemen, here it is: the 10 Must-Read Twentieth Century Poems!