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Starz Channel has been branching out into original programming for quite some time now, but none of their series (even Spartacus) have made me as excited as I am about this one!
Deadline reports that Ron Moore (the producer behind Battlestar Gallactica) has been tapped to write the screenplay for my favorite and beloved series, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon for the small screen. Now, who should play Jamie... That might be an entire article all to itself!
Starz has also picked up Philippa Gregory's Cousins of War series for development and plans for it to premiere next year.
Writing Tips From a Master Storyteller
Love writing, Prague, pink hair, angels, puppetry or just fantastic stories and world building? Well, you should be reading Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Days of Blood and Starlight stat! For a little behind the scenes goodies, you should check out Publisher's Weekly article 5 Writing Tips from Laini Taylor.
I have loved Sam Raimi since the days of Evil Dead and believe he can do no wrong. So, you can imagine how excited I was to hear he has acquired the rights to produce this year's breakout YA hit, Angelfall by Susan Ee. -Source: Reuters
National Book Awards Winners Announced
The National Book Award winners have finally been announced and Entertainment Weekly has the full nominee list for your perusal. Fiction nominees were: Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her; Dave Eggars, A Hologram for a King; Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk; Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds and the winner Louise Erdrich, The Round House.
Twihards, fear not. The movie adaptation of the Twilight series may be over, but you can keep the story going at home thanks to the latest in Twilight paraphernalia: Twilight action figures.
Toys R Us has the exclusive rights to the Edward Bella package, but you can buy individual Twilight barbies at Barbiecollector.com. These mini-Edwards go on sale December 1st, just in time for the holidays!