The "Short and Sweet" Read: Top 8 Novellas

The "Short and Sweet" Read: Top 8 Novellas

It’s torrid outside. It’s time for a summer fling—make that a literary summer fling. I’m talking about reading something short and sweet: a novella. It’s longer and more satisfying than a short story, without the “commitment” required by a novel.

Read More

4 Reasons for Using a Pen Name: Why I’m Using a Pseudonym

4 Reasons for Using a Pen Name: Why I’m Using a Pseudonym

When my novella, “In His Corner,” is published by Lyrical Press, the book won’t carry my name but my pseudonym—Vina Arno. It’s going to be my first book-length work of fiction, so some people are asking: Why use a pen name? I’ll explain below. I also looked up other writers who used pseudonyms—from Agatha Christie to Stephen King—and came up with four good reasons for using a pen name.

Read More