Warren Adler

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Warren Adler’s blogs have provided priceless knowledge and guidance for writers and readers alike. Touching on topics ranging from literature to technology to politics, Warren Adler’s blogs have been featured on Huffington Post, the Library Journal, Publishing Perspectives, and EContent Magazine.

The Role of the Fiction Writer in Our Current Presidential Election

The true test of talent for a fiction writer is the ability to imagine pain, angst, despair, discouragement, frustration as well as joy, ecstasy, elation and pleasure. This is the power that runs the machine of character creation that lies at the very heart of storytelling. As we fiction practitioners…

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Read More, Live Longer

I’ve always believed that reading was the one essential pastime to assure the most fulfilling quality of life. It now appears, based on new research, that reading actually extends life. The assertion is based upon a study revealed in Social Science and Medicine, as reported in the New York Times.…

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The Top 3 Writing Mistakes That Make a Bad Novel

I've taught creative writing courses for a number of years at several schools like NYU, and I always told my students what writing mistakes they should avoid. Here is a list of 3 writing mistakes that I have come across most often in my career. It doesn't matter whether you're…

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What Does it Mean to be “Based On a True Story”?

I have always been somewhat amused by the phrase ‘Based on a True Story’ that I see on book covers and movie screens. The line is of course a marketing strategy to connect potential readers or viewers with what is essentially a fictional interpretation of an authentic, perhaps remembered, contemporary…

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