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Online resources for the aspiring novelist

If you're looking to get your novel published, or you just need some moral support as you write it, these resources will help you out.

By August 13, 2009


Franzen vs. the Internet: Author says e-books damage society

The novelist Jonathan Franzen criticizes e-books, saying their readers are not "serious" and that capitalists hate paper.

By January 30, 2012


Salman Rushdie defeats Facebook banishment

Novelist runs afoul of Facebook name police who temporarily deactivate Rushdie for breaching its real-name policy.

By November 14, 2011


Neal Stephenson to launch interactive novel for the iPad

Famous author will work with other novelist and the public on a multimedia metaverse known as "The Mongoliad."

By May 25, 2010


Robot makes stage debut in play about lust, science

In an exciting development for robot thespians of the world, a play by novelist and playwright David Lodge features a bot in a walk-on (roll-on) role.

By May 29, 2011


Report: Amazon scares up Stephen King for Kindle

Along with what's expected to be the debut of an updated e-book reader, The Wall Street Journal says the online retailer has an exclusive deal with the novelist.

By February 9, 2009


George R.R. Martin addresses lack of gay sex in 'Game of Thrones' books

Asked about the absence of gay sex scenes so far, the writer explains that his "viewpoint characters" aren't gay. He also tells stories of how his teachers tried to stop him from reading sci-fi.

By August 12, 2014


Google Glass on sale outside US for the first time

Google's high-tech specs cross the pond and bring with them new apps from The Guardian, Goal.com and Zombies, Run!

By June 23, 2014


To fight world panic, Google doodles Douglas Adams

The author of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and three episodes of "Dr. Who" would have been 61 years old today.

By March 11, 2013


Twitter 'report abuse' button now live on all platforms

The social network makes reporting abusive tweets far easier after a UK activist was harassed and threatened with rape by angry users.

By August 28, 2013