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
September 16, 2014
The Mystery of Names
by Chris Abouzeid People don’t choose their own names. Their parents choose them, based on whatever criteria they hold dearest. Since parents don’t know who their children are yet (or who they might become), they have to assign a name blindly, and children, for the most part, end up ...
September 15, 2014
My Dark Night of The Soul: On the Desire to Be Published
By Leslie Greffenius “The last temptation is the greatest treason, to do the right deed for the wrong reason” T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral An ambitious friend who claims never in her life to have succumbed to writer’s block, just won a prestigious prize for her novel. This annoyed ...
September 12, 2014
Writer’s Block: Creativity as Chameleon
By Kim Triedman It’s no great surprise that I’m quilting again. Or redesigning the back garden or upcycling furniture with trash plucked from yard sales. In fact the number of DIY projects I have going at this summer’s end has reached wackadoodle proportions, and my house has the brimful, detritus-rich look ...
September 11, 2014
What You See is What You Get—Describing Fictional Characters
By Dell Smith Writers, I ask you: What do you see when you write your characters? Are they fully formed, in-the-flesh people that you conjure completely each time you sit down to write? Are they composites of people you know or have known? Are they based on pictures of strangers ...
September 10, 2014
Awkward Author Photos: A Taxonomy
by Bethanne Patrick I can’t get enough of the website Awkward Family Photos. There’s something about the lack of self awareness, the willingness to don silly garments for loved ones, the huge grins and squalling infants and painted pregnant bellies, that cheers me up every time I look at it. ...
September 9, 2014
Loosen the Leash
By Nichole Bernier A year ago we got a Bernese Mountain Dog pup. We named her Cricket because she was the least graceful thing ever to hop through grass. She eats. She eats socks. She eats toys. She eats my husband. She eats the house. Protectively, defensively, we’ve kept her ...
Best of BTM
Book Parties & Readings
Business of Writing
Manners for Writers
Out Of My Comfort Zone
The Page Turner
The "Massive News" theme by:
| Powered by: