Trump Advisor’s Book to be Sold with ‘Fiction’ Warning

Trump Advisor’s Book to be Sold with ‘Fiction’ Warning

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Peter Navarro, a trade advisor for the Trump administration, published Death by China in 2011, but now Navarro’s publishers are attaching an addendum to the book to warn readers it contains quotes from a made-up character. image via the new york times One of Navarro’s key sources used in Death by China has been outed as being fake. Navarro frequently cites a Harvard-trained economist named Ron Vara with a backstory that strangely parallels Navarro’s own life. You might also have noticed that “Ron Vara” is an anagram of “Navarro.” Well, turns out there is not Ron Vara and, in fact, Navarro frequently used the …

Find out Your Crime Novel Pen Name With This Generator!

Find out Your Crime Novel Pen Name With This Generator!

Whether it’s J. K. Rowling becoming Robert Galbraith or Martyn Waites becoming Tania Carver, writers commonly change things up if they’re putting out a crime story. Something about the arsenic, chalk outlines, and cigar smoke requires a brusque, stern-sounding name. Often the first and last name has an actual definition that has something to do with inflicting pain or suffering. Tania Carver, for example—are you trying to get carved? I don’t think so.   So take a stab at becoming the next bestselling crime novelist, and start the good old-fashioned way: By coming up with a pen name. We’re here to help! …

5 Women Writers Who Used Male Pseudonyms (And Why)

5 Women Writers Who Used Male Pseudonyms (And Why)

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Virginia Woolf famously said, ‘I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.’ And she was probably right. Female writers have written under pseudonyms since time immemorial, occasionally out of a desire for anonymity, but usually in order to have their work read by a wider audience, or, in some cases, accepted for publication at all.   In 2015, Catherine Nichols wrote an article for Jezebel.com in which she outlined the drastically different responses she received to her novel manuscript when she sent it out under her name and then again under …