Saturday, May 19, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 19 May 2018


This Week on Books Direct -
19 May 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 19 May 2018

Here's a list of some great articles you may have missed this week. Enjoy!


Common Writing Problems Part 2 by Joanne Ellis for Joanne Writes

Part 2 of the common struggles writers come across when producing art. You can read the previous post here.


Common Writing Problems Part 2 by Joanne Ellis for Joanne Writes




Bookseller under fire for opening unbranded Edinburgh store in competition with existing shop.


Waterstones Accused Of Breaking Pledge Not To Take On Independents by Ben Quinn for The Guardian



Toolbox 10: To Hook Is To Engage by Anna Simpson for emaginette

As writers, we’ve all read about hooking our readers. It starts by grabbing their attention with cover art, and book blurbs. Then piquing their interest with the first sentence and sealing the deal with each following chapter.


Toolbox 10: To Hook Is To Engage by Anna Simpson for emaginette




BookCon is a celebration of all things bookish. There are author signings, panel discussions, giveaways, free books, and so much more. For book lovers, attending BookCon is like winning the Hogwarts House Cup. The excitement can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve put together a list of all of BookCon’s can’t-miss events. If you’re wondering what to do at BookCon, Bookish has got you covered.


Bookish’s Guide To BookCon 2018: The Can’t-Miss Panels, Galleys, And More by The Bookish Editors for Bookish



Why You Shouldn’t Share Your Goals by Aytekin Tank for Medium

Some experts argue that early praise can leave the individual receiving the praise feeling like he or she has already won … in turn causing them to be less likely to follow through with their goals.


Why You Shouldn’t Share Your Goals by Aytekin Tank for Medium




Anne Frank wrote a number of dirty jokes about prostitution and told of her thoughts on sex in hidden pages of her diary, researchers have revealed.


Anne Frank Wrote “Dirty” Jokes About Sex And Prostitution, Researchers Discover In Hidden Pages Of Her Diary by Sean Morrison for Evening Standard




None of the 62 novels submitted for the 2018 award generated “unanimous laughter” among the jury, so the honour will roll over this year.


Wodehouse Prize For Comic Fiction Withheld After Judges Fail To Laugh by Alison Flood for The Guardian




Bonfire of the Vanities author helped pioneer highly personalized style of pop journalism, covering everything from acid tests to astronauts.


Tom Wolfe, Right Stuff Author And New Journalism Legend, Dead At 88 by Tim Grierson for Rolling Stone



3 Tips For Writers by Kory M. Shrum

Author Kory M. Shrum gives us three of her best writing tips.


3 Tips For Writers by Kory M. Shrum



Want To Stop Procrastinating And Get Stuff Done? Here’s How by Alice E. M. Underwood for Grammarly Blog

These actionable strategies and digital tools can help to kick your procrastination habit. Some are specific to writing, but most of these tips will make a difference for professionals in any career.


Want To Stop Procrastinating And Get Stuff Done? Here’s How by Alice E. M. Underwood for Grammarly Blog




But what happens when you've got a serious case of “megalobibliophobia” - or fear of big books?


Big Books Have Always Intimidated Me - And Now That I've Figured Out Why, It's Totally Changing The Way I Read by Kerri Jarema for Bustle



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