Literary fiction writers tend to avoid plot. We’re trained to be plot snobs, focused only on character development and description and point-of-view amongst other things. But your story can’t be plotless. Plot is tension, plot is drama, plot IS story. So we must learn to fuse plot and character seamlessly. Learn how in 4 steps and use your FREE worksheets to get started with your story.

How to Write a Character-Driven Plot in 4 Steps

Literary fiction writers tend to avoid plot. We’re trained to be plot snobs, focused only on character development and description and point-of-view amongst other things. But your story can’t be plotless. Plot is tension, plot is drama, plot IS story.

These biggest book club books from the past decade are definitely books worth reading. Must add to your 2017 reading list!

The Most Popular Book Club Books of the Past Decade

I read most of these and love that the books are so different from each other. Look forward to reading the others! These biggest book club books from the past decade are definitely books worth reading. Must add to your 2017 reading list!

Women write literary fiction’s big hitters. So where are their prizes? | Stephanie Merritt

Women write literary fiction’s big hitters. So where are their prizes?

Women write literary fiction’s big hitters. So where are their prizes? | Stephanie Merritt

Great book club book ideas, including bestselling books for women and for adults. Featuring a blend of literary fiction, historical fiction, thrillers, memoirs, and more.

The Most Popular Book Club Books of the Past Decade

Featuring a blend of literary fiction, historical fiction, thrillers, memoirs, and more.

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds.  New research shows works by writers such as Charles Dickens and Téa Obreht sharpen our ability to understand others' emotions – more than thrillers or romance novels

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds - New research shows works by writers such as Charles Dickens and Téa Obreht sharpen our ability to understand others' emotions – more than thrillers or romance novels, writes Liz Bury

Are You Reading The Wrong Books? What Science Is Saying About Fiction Readers

Science Has Made a Fascinating Discovery About Fiction Readers

Interesting article: "Are You Reading The Wrong Books? What Science Is Saying About Fiction Readers".

As summer approaches, here are some of our favorite reads – from thrillers to literary fiction, memoir, history and politics

37 books we’ve loved so far in 2017

The Hardcover of the No One Cares about Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America by Ron Powers at Barnes & Noble.

Seeking: great literary fiction. These books have great stories AND beautiful writing.

Seeking: great literary fiction.

Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy | Scientific American "... Researchers at The New School in New York City have found evidence that literary fiction improves a reader’s capacity to understand what others are thinking and feeling."

The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun - Jeffrey Wilhelm & Michael Smith - The Atlantic

A Guide Through The Labyrinth Of Literary Fiction | Co.Design | business + design

A Guide Through The Labyrinth Of Literary Fiction

Giant Poster Plots All the Many Fiction Genres - if I had any non-shelves wall space in my library, this would be an excellent addition.

Whether you’re looking to read some new literary fiction, sci-fi, nonfiction, thrillers, or anything in between, fall 2017 has it all.

13 Books Everyone Will Be Talking About This Fall

Graphic Novels for People Who Like Literary Fiction

Graphic Novels for People Who Like Literary Fiction

Beautiful, well-written graphic novels for literary fiction fans.

These reads would make excellent book club choices.

23 Books You'll Be Dying to Talk About

These reads would make excellent book club choices.

16 books to read in 2018 and add to your reading list, including great books for women, bestselling fiction, inspirational books, and more.

16 Highly-Anticipated Novels We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

16 books to read in 2018 and add to your reading list, including great books for women, bestselling fiction, inspirational books, and more.

Literary fiction is extremely versatile, and novels that fall within this genre are guaranteed to make you think. Books like A Little Life and Fates and Furies took the literary world by storm last year,... Read More

Best Summer Reads 2016: Literary Fiction

Literary fiction is extremely versatile, and novels that fall within this genre are guaranteed to make you think. Books like A Little Life and Fates and Furies took the literary world by storm last year,.

"Book News: Study Says Reading Literary Fiction Can Boost Social Skills" (ie. not Fifty Shades of Grey)

Book News: Study Says Reading (Literary) Fiction Can Boost Social Skills

Jesmyn Ward, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction for her book Salvage the Bones, poses at the National Book Awards Wednesday night.

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