Tania Strauss is a Brooklyn-based freelancer who worked in nonprofits, film, and book publishing before striking out on her own in 2013. Her writing has appeared in T Magazine, Allure, Gather Journal, and other publications; she also takes on editing projects, does script coverage, and evaluates books for film adaptation. She spends far too much money on coffee and pastries, but reasons that it's cheaper than paying for office space.

12 Books That Were Def Better Than The Movies

By Tania Strauss

Love To Write? This Is What You Should Do In Paris

Paris is a legendary hotspot for artists and writers — it's been the home of countless great authors and has inspired literary works for readers of every sensibility. So if you're a writer, traveling there can feel like a holy pilgrimage. You…
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8 Places In Paris Every Book-Lover Must See

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Read Never-Before-Seen 'Wrinkle In Time' Pages

In exciting news for all of us Madeleine L'Engle fans, the Wall Street Journal has released three new pages of the original A Wrinkle in Time manuscript. The never-before-seen pages, which were cut before publication and recently rediscovered by…
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Not Sure About Having Kids? No One Has The Answers

Joan Didion famously wrote that we tell ourselves stories in order to live. It can just as easily be said that we listen to stories in order to learn how to. I think most of the time, we turn to books for answers we don't fully realize we're looking…
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8 Things Madeleine L'Engle Taught Us

I'm not sure how old I was when I first read A Wrinkle in Time , Madeleine L'Engle's famous YA novel by in which Meg Murray, her new friend Calvin, and her clairvoyant baby brother Charles Wallace travel across the universe to rescue Meg and Charles…
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Why Writers Should Take A Little Break From Books

If you're reading the Bustle Books section, chances are you're a person who also reads actual books. There's also a reasonable chance you're someone who writes things, or who dreams of one day writing things, in which case you probably read A LOT of…
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Why Writers Should Learn To Love Their Critics

You know what the worst thing is about criticism? It's not praise. Because you know what feels more awesome than anything? People telling you how awesome your work is. People telling you that your work needs more, well, work is decidedly less…
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Film Isn't Faithful To The Book? Don't Get Mad Yet

You know the drill: You hear that the best book ever is going to hit the big screen, an awesome cast is announced, and you're so so so excited to see it. Then the big day comes and WHAT IS THIS WHAT IS GOING ON. They've changed around all these…
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5 Reasons Why You Might Need A Writing Break

Do you want to know a top-secret writerly secret that only writers know? Writing is hard. And not always in a fun, challenging way. A lot of the time it's simply really effing hard, in that way that kind of eats at your soul and erodes your…
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16 Things Only NYC Freelance Writers Understand

When I became a freelancer after six years of working full-time jobs, I knew the change would have a huge impact on my daily life. But what form this impact would take was a mystery. I had optimistic visions of greatly increased productivity, which…
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These 7 Myths About Female Writers Need To Die

I am a female writer. This probably doesn't come as a shock to you, given that I'm female and wrote this post. However, in the past I've felt uncomfortable about identifying myself as a writer, in part due to professional insecurity (which is a…
By Tania Strauss