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
April 17, 2014
Brave New World: Adventures in Serialized Fiction
By Rachel Kadish A few years ago, I started writing a novella. I wrote it quickly, fiercely, with a sense of exorcising an alarming dream. That year someone I cared about had been the victim of witness-intimidation–and while her situation had resolved safely, the experience had left me mulling the ...
April 16, 2014
Tracing the Line Between Poetry and Prose
By Kim Triedman It’s national poetry month, and the dogs are intoxicated. These two things are not totally unrelated, or at least not in my universe. After a too-long winter, April means I finally get to write my poetry out on the front stoop while my dogs get to hurtle ...
April 15, 2014
What Film Teaches Writers about Editing
By Dell Smith “A movie is a novel turned inside out. A novel directly describes the invisible inner motives and emotions of characters, and leaves it to the reader to formulate a mental picture of the physical world. A movie, conversely, depicts the visible and implies the unseen.” (1) I ...
April 14, 2014
Dear Margie: Advice On The Beast With Two Books and Other Blurb Grotesques
Dear Margie, I am a writer soon to publish my second novel, and am wondering what is the protocol on blurbs. Is it considered good or recycled/passe to get blurbs from writers who’ve blurbed you before? Are you supposed to be getting fresh opinions? Are you supposed to ...
April 11, 2014
by Bethanne Patrick My high-school vocal teacher was a rigid and viciously unhappy woman (case in point: When a fellow alum recently wrote her first novel, she sent it to that teacher, who returned it with redactions and chastised the author for “taking my Lord’s name in vain”). From the ...
April 10, 2014
Writing For Good
By Randy Susan Meyers “I go along with Albert Camus, who famously said, ‘The responsibility of the writer is to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves,’ ” Matthiessen said. “And that’s always been kind of my informal motto.” Listening to the soundtrack of my life this weekend (Yes. ...
Book Parties & Readings
business of writing
Manners for Writers
Out Of My Comfort Zone
The Page Turner
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