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Why Writing Is Both a Science and An Art

by Erica Silva | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 17, 2017

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You have probably heard that writing is both a science and an art. That may be true for the artistic endeavors, but how does that play out in actually writing a meaningful story?

10 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read in Today's Digital Age

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 22, 2017

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If you have your heart set on starting (and growing) a successful business or company online, reading is one of the best investments you can make to ensure that. These business and entrepreneurial books offer great advice and inspiration for building a successful business in today’s digital age.

New Survey Reveals Novelist’s Incomes, Paints Picture of Life as a Working Writer

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 13, 2017

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In a publishing industry that is becoming increasingly unequal, a recent survey looked into novelist’s earnings and confirmed what many other studies have found: that there is a “huge inequality” in the amount of money made by writers.

Why More People Are Returning to Nature for Creative Inspiration and Inner Healing

by Elliot Caleira | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 9, 2017

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The importance of a return to nature for therapy, inner healing and creative inspiration is not a new idea. Henry David Thoreau wrote about it in his classic book "On Walden Pond," now considered a therapeutic manual.

Famous Writers, Activists Plan “Literary Protest” Ahead of Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration as U.S. President

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 8, 2017

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Famous writers and activists plan to gather on January 15 under the banner of WRITERS RESIST for a “literary protest,” just days before Donald J. Trump is sworn in as president on January 20.

15 Hotly-Anticipated Books of 2017

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 2, 2017

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A new year is upon us. To help make 2017 a prosperous year all round, we’ve highlighted some of the most hotly-anticipated books of the year.

Forbes Partners with Advantage Media Group to Launch Its First-ever Book Publishing Imprint

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 28, 2016

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Forbes Media (Forbes), the global media company that operates Forbes.com, has partnered with book publisher Advantage Media Group (Advantage) to launch its first ever book publishing imprint named ForbesBooks.

United Arab Emirates Passes New Law to Encourage Reading

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 7, 2016

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The United Arab Emirates has passed a new law to encourage literacy among its citizens. The new reading law aims to make reading a lifelong habit for 50% of Emirati adults and 80% of pupils.

Book of the Month Sept, 2016: Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist – 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 20, 2016

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When New York Times bestselling author and artist Austin Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out as a young creator. The talk went viral and he dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book.

8 Memorable Creative Writing Tips by Kurt Vonnegut

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 10, 2016

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In the introduction to his 1999 collection of magazine stories, Bagombo Snuff Box, Kurt Vonnegut – a novelist and satirist with a penchant for dishing out memorable writing advice – put down 8 basics of what he called “Creative Writing 101,” with his customary wisdom and wit.

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