Saturday, October 28, 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 28 October 2017

This Week on Books Direct -
28 October 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 28 October 2017

Here's a list of some great articles you may have missed this week. Enjoy!

For some, November means the final stretch of fall, Thanksgiving, preparing for the holiday season, and rushing headlong into that end of the year stretch. For others, November mostly means one thing: NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month.

How NaNoWriMo Can Change Your Writing For The Better, Even If You Don't Finish A Novel In 30 Days by Kerri Jarema for Bustle

The two medal winners will be announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards event in Denver on Sunday, February 11 2018.

Andrew Carnegie Medals For Excellence In Fiction And Nonfiction 2018 Finalists on ALA

Here are the recurring ideas distilled from dozens of conversations with authors.

I Talked to 150 Writers And Here's The Best Advice They Had by Joe Fassler for LitHub

Cambridge University has confirmed it is reviewing how it teaches postcolonial literature following a petition from one of its students calling for the curriculum to include "post-colonial" or "BME authors", to avoid "perpetuating institutional racism".

Cambridge Condemns Abuse Of Student Following Literature Curriculum Coverage by Lisa Campbell for The Bookseller

She’ll be presented with the award at the free, public Langston Hughes Festival on November 16.

Zadie Smith Will Be Awarded The 2017 Langston Hughes Medal by Jennifer Baker for Electric Lit

There’s a lot of advice about how to write a book. Writing a book is not hard. Maybe writing a masterpiece is. But that’s subjective. Who knows what a masterpiece is. The only way to get better at anything is to DO IT. DO IT DO IT DO IT.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Writing Your First Book by James Altucher on Medium

Grammarly loves puns, and with Halloween just around the corner, they put together some creative ideas to spark your imagination.

16 Original Pun-Inspired Costumes To Wear This Halloween by Kimberly Joki for Grammarly

YouTube’s new feature called YouTube End Screens sees to it that if you’re not using End Screens - and not using them well -  you’re leaving all that highly engaged potential YouTube traffic you could be generating out in the cold.

How To Use YouTube End Screens to Get More Visitors, Sales, & Revenue From YouTube Traffic by Tom Breeze for Digital Marketer

If you enjoyed this blog post, please visit the other This Week posts for links to more great articles.