Writing Novels

The Help

When a Good Idea Doesn’t Sell The international best-selling book The Help by Kathryn Stockett is now a movie with a lot of media buzz, yet it was rejected 60 times before gaining acceptance. his latest literary piece about the civil rights era and the lives of black maids and their employers in the southernUnited […]

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How a Whale Sank Writer’s Career

  Herman Melville’s inspiration for Moby Dick was based in part on the real-life story of the New England whaling ship, Essex. Melville had written several successful novels and was considered a rising star when he submitted Moby Dick to a publisher, but critics panned the novel and the public wasn’t interested in the complex […]

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