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
July 23, 2014
On Writing and Moral Sentiment
By Catherine Parnell Writers and students often ask how to marry the personal and the political in their work. While I have no good answer, I did have an aha moment a few days ago that struck as I lifted a striped watermelon at the local market: if it’s heavy ...
July 22, 2014
Voices In My Head
By Mari Passananti If you type “why are all writers” into the Google search box, the search engine auto-fills the suggestions “crazy,” “depressed,” and “alcoholics.” Most of us who write for a living frequently field the question, “Where do you get your ideas?” In most polite company, the “you crazy ...
July 21, 2014
But I Digress
By Nichole Bernier You’re writing a tense scene, really in the thick of it: An aging actress is holding a handful of pills. She’s been offered the role of the star’s mother, rather than that of the star. She lifts glass of water toward her mascara-streaked face, pills cupped in her ...
July 18, 2014
Amazon, Publishers & the Sun & the Wind
By Randy Susan Meyers Long ago, the Wind and the Sun fought about who was the stronger. Suddenly they saw a traveller coming down the road, and the Sun said: “I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveler to take off his cloak ...
July 17, 2014
The Only Perfect Novel There Is
By Juliette Fay I just finished my latest novel, and it’s perfect. Not perfect perfect, of course. It’s honeymoon perfect. It’s sunny, flag-fluttering, best-wave day at the beach perfect. Which is to say, it can’t last. I finished the first draft early last month, and then spent a couple of ...
July 16, 2014
The Novelist as Ethnographer
by Christiane Alsop When I am not writing fiction I write ethnography. Sometimes I cannot tell the difference – which at first glance doesn’t seem to make sense. Ethnography, after all, is a collection of methods that social sciences use as tools in their quest to describe and understand the ...
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