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.

How Long Did it Take For You to Get Your First Book Published?

"I didn't get my first book officially published until I was 46 years old and I've been writing full-time ever since" [iframe id="https://www.youtube.com/embed/O5wXcLU6LhE" align="center"] HAVE A QUESTION FOR WARREN ADLER? SUBMIT IT IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW! Writers of the World – What’s Your Story? Click to Explore and Submit a…

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Did You Always Want To Be a Novelist?

"My mother was a great reader, my father never read a book, I was never encouraged either way to become a novelist...whatever made me happy was okay with them. I have burned to tell stories and be a writer since I was a teenager though I didn't get my first…

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My Salute to Librarians

From the moment I entered the hushed, sacred precinct of the Brownsville Children's Library in Brownsville, Brooklyn, back in the mid-1930s, I have been a passionate advocate of the public library. My most profoundly joyous memory is walking through the crowded, noisy, aroma-filled atmosphere of Sutter Avenue, between rows of…

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Will TV/Film Kill the Literary Star?

As a longtime practitioner of the art of fiction writing and a committed reader of the works of others, I have been thinking a great deal about the impact of the proliferating film/TV industry on the future of reading. Having lived through the golden age of Hollywood films shown in…

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Why Should Novelists Be Politically Correct?

The recent flap over a romance novel titled For Such a Time whose plot features a concentration camp inmate falling in love with her Nazi captor has aroused the wrath of various critics and readers on grounds that it is too discomfiting and disturbing to have been published. While I…

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I CAN STILL SMELL IT

They had moved three times, from their original apartment in Gramercy Park, to the East Side on 72nd and finally to the big high rise on the West Side overlooking the Hudson. “I can still smell it,” Rachel said. “It’s not possible. It’s been four years.” Larry, because he loved…

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Lying About My Age: A Reflection on Ageism

I am seriously thinking about lying about my age. Of course it’s impossible. The internet has my age engraved in perpetuity. I notice the difference immediately after my most casual face-to-face social revelation of the “number” – even if it is merely a reminder to my friends and my children.…

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The Creative Writing Course That Changed My Life

In 1949 when I was twenty-one years old I took a creative writing course at the New School in Manhattan given by Professor Don M. Wolfe. He had been my freshman English teacher at New York University, where I graduated in 1947, just two months shy of my twentieth birthday.…

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