Fan fiction writers, take notice. Amazon Publishing is launching a new platform to allow budding writers in the genre to indulge in their hobby and even make some money out of it. Called Kindle Worlds, the service has been announced as the first commercial publishing platform of its kind for those who get inspiration from fictional universes and characters created by authors...
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LONDON -- A new literary prize is hoping to beat the Booker to the title of Britain's most prestigious fiction award – in part by including Americans. Unlike the Booker Prize, which is open to British, Irish and Commonwealth writers, organizers said Wednesday the new Folio Prize will be open to any English-language writer whose work has been published in Britain. The Folio...
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An Illinois Little League insists there is no political agenda behind its fundraiser raffling off an AR-15 rifle. Owners of Atwood Armory and the Atwood-Hammond Little League Atwood, Ill., came under media scrutiny in the past week following the start of their AR-15 raffle to...
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The writers for Saturday Night Live paid tribute to late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who passed away this week, with a mock rockumentary about a punk-rocker named Ian Rubbish, who hated pretty much everyone and everything, but loved The Iron Lady. It seems like a bit of an offbeat premise, unless you accept the fact that Saturday Night Live writers probably...
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Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremy Davies, 26, returned home from Afghanistan to surprise his mother at the Atwood Lanes & Pizza bowling alley last Tuesday.
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WASHINGTON -- This year's National Book Festival, to take place September 21 and 22 on the National Mall, has some big name authors confirmed to participate. Margaret Atwood, Don DeLillo, Barbara Kingsolver, Brad Meltzer and Joyce Carol Oates are among the dozens of writers scheduled for this year's event. Here's the full list of confirmed writers, provided last week by the...
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A second pair of ospreys has adopted Atwood Lake as a new summer home. Fred Dudley isn’t the only one thrilled about it, but he is the one with the camera and the eye to photograph the fish hawk in all its glory.
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Getting the right book into the right child's hand at the right time can transform that child's life, keynote speaker Anita Silvey told teachers, librarians, writers and illustrators gathered at the University of Redlands Friday for the first day of the 17th annual Charlotte Huck Children's Literature Festival.
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With a mix of both lowbrow humor and sincerity, the Writers Guild of America, East honored writers at their 65th annual awards ceremony in Manhattan on Sunday.
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