Can AI really replace novelists?

Like the striking screenwriters out there on the picket lines, I’ve been concerned about the use of Artificial Intelligence in the world of writing. Could it really replace human novelists? I mean, it’s hard enough to write a book and then compete with other human writers to get it published. But adding AI-created books to …
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Book review: The Art of Destiny

YA fiction by Wesley Chu Measuring up to the first book of a series can be a daunting task, but Wesley Chu avoids the sophomore slump with The Art of Destiny, the second tale in his War Arts saga. When the story picks up, Wen Jian, the prophesied hero, has been training in secret with his mentor, …
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The spring that sprung

Wow, that was one busy spring! After the pandemic put a halt to in-person author visits back in 2020, I wondered when (and if) they would ever start up again. Now I wonder no more. Why? Well, it seemed like this past spring, every elementary school simultaneously woke up from its pandemic-induced slumber and said, “Hey, …
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Book review: Warrior Girl Unearthed

YA fiction
by Angeline Boulley
Angeline Boulley’s debut novel, Firekeeper’s Daughter, was one of the best books I’ve read in recent years, so I came to read Warrior Girl Unearthed with high expectations. When the story was a little slow getting started, I thought, Ah, well. It’s common for a sophomore effort not to measure up to …
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Book review: Winston Chu vs. The Whimsies

Middle-grade fiction
by Stacey Lee
This lively tween tale dips deftly into Chinese mythology while remaining completely modern. Twelve-year-old Winston Chu has a loving mom, an older and younger sister, and a tight circle of friends who support him, but the loss of his father in a war-related accident still shadows his life. His mom is struggling …
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Book review: Ballad & Dagger

YA fiction By Daniel Jose Older All 16-year-old Mateo Matisse wants is to be able to make his music, be heard and not seen, and maybe someday play backup for his musical idol, Gerval. But events in his Brooklyn neighborhood of Little Madrigal don’t make that dream easy. Little Madrigal houses most of the people remaining from …
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How do I get published?

Dear Writer Guy,

I have written a science fiction novel, and I live in India. I am a newbie and I have no idea about this publishing business. However, I do know that I do not want to go with the self-publishing route. I have worked really hard on my book, and I am writing this …
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9 ways to beat impostor syndrome

Maybe you’ve felt it before? The sinking sensation that you’re a big fat fake, and that very soon, the whole world will find you out? Relax, you’re not alone. Impostor syndrome, a term coined in 1978 by American psychologists Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes, runs rampant among high achievers and creative people.

This nagging sense that …
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