Archives for October
The Writer Will See You Now
Speaking to Someone: Survival and the Book Tour
The Doldrums – Latitude and Longitude
To Blog or Not To Blog: Authors Online
Specialized Unwanted Manuscript Disposal Project
Dear Diary … Can I get away with Journal Excerpts in Fiction?
Don't Call it a Comeback
Elitism in Publishing
View to A Kill: Finding the Best Point-of-View
Literature’s Gender Divide: Numbers About Old-Fashioned, Boring, Outrageous Sexism
6 Things To Do Before Submission Day
Getting it done
Interview with Nigel Hamilton
Another Movable Feast – A List of Unusual Tools For Writers On The Internet
Mentors, Monsters, & Muses
Writing Good Sex Scenes
Travel Writing 101
You Had Me At Woof
Books You MUST Read Before You Die
'Scariest Man In America' – An Interview With Jack Ketchum
December 19, 2014
The Space Between
By Marlene Adelstein A friend and I — both having finished writing novels close to the same time — found ourselves commiserating about the unsettled spot in which we found ourselves. We had sent our manuscripts out to agents and were waiting and worrying. Waiting for good news. Worrying ...
December 17, 2014
Living at The Intersection of Emotion & Creativity: Why I Document Infant Loss
by Aileen Reilly Processing truth and pain has always been an important part of self-expression to me. At a very young age, I lost my father. And it wasn’t as if he died, rather, he walked away and decided not to be a father any more. As I grew older, ...
December 15, 2014
The Little Hashtag That Could: #FridayReads
by Bethanne Patrick I began tweeting “What are you reading? #FridayReads” when I was confined to bed with a broken leg after a 2009 auto accident. The break in the bone wasn’t too serious, but the damage to my knee ligaments was so bad that my orthopedist advised me to ...
December 12, 2014
Your Lit Mag Starter Kit, Part III: Actively Seeking Diversity
By Becky Tuch In a recent open letter to The Paris Review, Shannon Barber wrote, “Dear Whitey and other assorted Whiteys…Right now just about every Black person I know is in pain. We have to see on social media how many of our sometimes beloved friends are racists. We have ...
December 9, 2014
Fifteen Bookish (& Arty) Gifts for the Holidays
By Randy Susan Meyers Avoiding malls at holiday time can be your best treat. Small shopping, with artists & small shops—or library shops!—is a treat for all. Below, a sampling of ways to do good, gift friends and family with love, and do it all in your pj’s online. ...
December 8, 2014
Writing Sports When You Aren’t Sporty
By Nichole Bernier There comes a time in every writer’s manuscript when a character needs to do something the writer knows nothing about. A protagonist’s career is the the obvious thing—say, writing a character as a nuclear physicist, if you don’t happen to be one, yourself. The writer who tackles ...
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