Monday, 21 July 2014

Latest Writing News - July 2014

South Africa's Nobel-winning novelist Nadine Gordimer dies
Amazon Tests ‘Kindle Unlimited,’ A Netflix For Ebooks And Audiobooks
Amazon might give readers something to get really excited about: A digital ebook and audiobook subscription service that provides Kindle users with all the content they can consume from a potential library of over 600,000 titles for just $9.99 per month.

Patreon enables fans to give ongoing support to their favorite creators. A place where writers can upload content in return for monthly donations/subscriptions.

Lady Gaga's Former Assistant Writing Tell-All Book
Jennifer O’Neill has signed with Atria Books to write a tell-all book about the musician. Jennifer O'Neill, who sued the singer for $393,000 in unpaid wages, is reported to have gotten as much as $1 million to spill about working for the singer from 2009-11.

Sherlock Heirs Lose US Supreme Court Test
Justice Elena Kagan dismissed a plea by the Scottish author's heirs, who aimed to delay another writer's ability to use Holmes and his loyal assistant Dr Watson in a new book.

Kagan provided no comment as to why the request by the inheritors of Doyle's literary rights was turned down.

South Africa's Nobel-Winning Novelist Nadine Gordimer Dies
Johannesburg (AFP) - South African Nobel Prize-winning writer and anti-apartheid activist Nadine Gordimer, who became an icon through her unique insights into the country's social agonies, has died at the age of 90.

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer
In his memoir, “On Writing,” King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn’t sugarcoat it. He writes, “I can’t lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers.”

Don’t want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King’s book on how to be an amazing writer:

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