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

Oct 31, 2016: The true test of talent for a fiction writer is the ability to imagine pain, angst, despair, discouragement, frustration as…

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The 2016 Presidential Candidates and the Fine Art of Casting a Novel

The hyperactive presidential campaign with its debates and exposure dominating the media provides enormous grist for the novelist’s mill. The array of characters throwing their hat into the ring to be the next president offers a cornucopia of humanity: ambitions, obsessions, biographies, anxieties, and yes, cunning, deception, hypocrisy, braggadocio and…

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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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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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Let’s Hear it For Monica Lewinsky

I have only seen brief snippets of “The View” on television. As an older white male, I’m hardly the demographic they are looking for, but the news that Barbara Walters is eagerly pushing Monica Lewinsky to appear on “The View” as, perhaps, a regular, sounds to me like a brilliant…

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Hitler Speaks Again Through the Mein Kampf Reprinting

  Never has irony been more toxic than the planned reissue of Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf, which has been prohibited from duplication in Germany since WWII. This reissue comes at the exact moment when anti-Semitism in Europe has risen to proportions not seen in decades. The copyright, owned by the…

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Uncle Don and Uncle Brian : Thoughts on Brian Williams

For some reason the strange saga of Brian Williams reminds me of another equally bizarre story concerning Uncle Don, who ran a popular radio show for kids on WOR in New York when I was a pre-schooler in the distant past. I listened to Uncle Don religiously in those days.…

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