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
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
January 29, 2015
Beyond The Margins Says Goodbye
Five years ago Beyond The Margins began—our way to explore the craft, business and emotions of writing. It’s been a fantastic journey building this site. We began running Beyond the Margins by consensus and are ending it the same way: today we sign off with great sadness, measuring the work ...
January 28, 2015
Above and Beyond Award 2014
We at Beyond the Margins were delighted to receive more than 50 nominations for 25 organizations for this year’s Above and Beyond Award. We discovered writers’ groups that do everything from guide new authors to publication to running workshops for court-involved youths and senior citizens. We heard about small presses ...
January 26, 2015
You Don’t Say
Robin Black So, here is a writing exercise it might be fun to try. (And arguably the best part is that there’s no actual writing involved.) For one hour, during a time when you are with at least one other person, keep track of everything you think, but do not ...
January 23, 2015
The Novel with Many Narrators is a Multiheaded Beast
By Kathy Crowley The idea of writing a novel with many narrators began growing in my mind years ago. I blame it on Faulkner, specifically on The Sound and The Fury, which I read at an impressionable age. “Caddie smelled like trees.” Yes, that may have been the line ...
January 21, 2015
(Impossibly Condensed) Checklists for Beginning a Novel
By Randy Susan Meyers Last week I taught an all day seminar at Grub Street — “Writing Tools for Beginning a Novel”— where I learned how difficult it is to condense the process into six hours . . . and how exhilarating it is to step back and look at ...
January 19, 2015
On Believing — Martin Luther King
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech December 10, 1964 “Your Majesty, your Royal Highness, Mr. President, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when twenty-two million Negroes of the United States are engaged in a creative battle to end the long ...
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