Writers Who Didnt Study Writing

Writers Who Didnt Study Writing

Choosing your college major is difficult. It’s not unusual for students to switch majors during their collegiate years. Another common trend we’re starting to see is people choosing to work in fields that are completely different from what they studied in college. Many writers fall into this category. While there are plenty of novelists and poets who studied English or writing, just as many opted to study subjects that were very different. It might surprise you to learn what your favorite authors majored in and what they intended to do when they first started out. Luckily for us, they all ended up …

Ernest Hemingway’s History in Comics

Ernest Hemingway’s History in Comics

It is certainly not unusual for celebrities to appear in comic books. Throughout the decades, we’ve seen figures ranging from politicians to Hollywood celebrities fight crime alongside our favorite superheroes. For many of us, it’s not to difficult to image President Barack Obama as an action hero. Apparently the creators of Spiderman agreed. Multiple comic book writers though, saw fit to add a surprising figure to their story. Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/2bwx7ch. As much as we love our favorite writers, we don’t typically imagine them as action heroes. However, there are quite a few comic book writers who’ve had a different vision …

NBA Legend Pens New Book of Social Activism

NBA Legend Pens New Book of Social Activism

Kareem Abul-Jabbar has been hailed not just as one of the greatest at his sport, but as one of the greatest athletes of all time. To this day he is still the NBA’s all-time leading scorer but during his iconic career, he also became known for his work in social activism. Abul-Jabbar chose to boycott the 1968 Olympic games. When Muhammad Ali refused to join the U.S. Military and fight in the Vietnam War, he took a public stance in support of his actions. After retiring, Abul-Jabbar published multiple books, such as On The Shoulders of Giants, typically on subjects relating to …

Anna Karenina to Hit the Stage!

Anna Karenina to Hit the Stage!

From Gregory Maguire’s Wicked to Roald Dahl’s Matilda,  books have been getting fantastic musical makeovers. The theatrical versions of these classic stories have often become more popular than the books themselves. New York’s Broadway has played host to these wonderful feats, but this fall, the stages of Russia are going to see a musical extravaganza that many were not expecting. Anna Karenina is about to be a musical! Leo Tolstoy’s 19th-century classic is one of the most highly regarded Russian novels to this day, not just in Russian but around the globe. It is for that reason that the musical version of the …

The Autumn of Memoirs

The Autumn of Memoirs

The publishing world is starting to see a surge in the publication of celebrity biographies and memoirs. There’s recently been some speculation among literary critics if there are too many memoirs, but the many people buying and reading the existing ones don’t think so. We’ve always loved reading about the lives of our favorite celebrities, getting inside the heads of the people we wish we could know.  “Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this” states …