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Why You Should Definitely Read With the Kids This Holiday Season

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 4, 2015

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If you are looking to have a special holiday, there are some heartwarming reasons you should cozy up with the kids and read with them this festive season.

Music Training Enhances Brain Power and Language Skills, Researchers Say

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 30, 2015

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Understanding there is a link between music training, improved brain function, increased creativity and enhanced language skills can provide the motivation you need to practice a musical instrument regularly.

Resilience of Print Forces Amazon to Open its First Physical Bookstore

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 6, 2015

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Five years ago the book world was in collective turmoil over the uncertain future of print. Now the tune has changed. The digital side of business has leveled off and Amazon now feels it has no option than to venture into the print world. 

Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize After 78 Rejections for His First Novel

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 24, 2015

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Marlon James was announced winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his book “A Brief History of Seven Killings.” But he says it’s not been an easy road for him. The Jamaican author revealed he briefly abandoned writing after publishers rejected manuscripts for his novel scores of times. 

15 Funny English Idioms You Should Know

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 5, 2015

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You may not know many of these funny English idioms, but they can add color to your writing and bring joy in your life.

Neville Medhora’s ‘This Book Will Teach You How to Write Better’ Really Will

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 7, 2015

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This book gives great examples of good and bad writing to show you how to write better, and teaches how to sell anything. As the author says, "Communication is getting information from one brain to another brain.” Stop trying to be clever. Instead be clear by following proven principles.

The Art of Lying Down: 5 Famous Writers Who Surprisingly Wrote From Bed

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Aug 11, 2015

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How many of us can admit to working while lying down? German author Bernd Brunner makes a convincing case for the time we spend recumbent. 

10 Best Quotes from Ann Handley’s ‘Everybody Writes’

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 5, 2015

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Like driving, good writing is more habit than anything else. Ann Handley’s 'Everybody Writes' shows businesses of all sizes, and writers of all levels, how to create ridiculously good content. Read some of the best quotes from the book.

The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jun 2, 2015

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The Art of Stillness, written by one of few writers whose work – like his interests– transcend cultures, puts a convincing case for why sitting quietly in a room might be the ultimate adventure.

Henry Miller on the Creative Process of Writing a Book

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 24, 2015

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It is often said that we all have a book inside of us waiting to be written. But what does writing a book really entail? Henry Miller, a mystic who wrote the hugely influential Tropic of Cancer and other explosive books, shares his insights on the creative process of writing a book.

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