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
Book Parties & Readings
business of writing
Manners for Writers
Out Of My Comfort Zone
The Page Turner
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Randy Susan Meyers
E. B. Moore
Henriette Lazaridis Power
Sidebar: Nichole Bernier
Court Street Literary Collective
Love As A Found Object
Poets & Writers
Powell's Books Blog
Preditors & Editors
The Drum Literary Magazine
The Forest for the Trees
The Quivering Pen
The Review Review
Writers & Artists
March 7, 2014
Friday Faves: What Goes Choo Choo Tap Tap?
By Juliette Fay Answer: Trains full of writers working on their laptops! This makes me deliriously happy because a) I have a weird fondness for public transportation (something about the excellent people watching and not having to find parking), and b) I am so productive when I am trapped somewhere ...
March 6, 2014
Taking the Slow Road to the Fast Track
By Dell Smith I turned 50 last week. I’ve been a writer over half my life. I know things now that my 25-year-old self wouldn’t understand. I make a living working at a job (I manage a team of three tech writers at a software company) that my 25-year-old self ...
March 5, 2014
Persistence, or Staying on the Bus
by Bethanne Patrick Last Tuesday night I was in the middle of dream in which I was at my mother’s house telling her I had the flu–”Mom, my throat hurts and I can’t breathe”–when I woke up and realized that my throat hurt and I couldn’t breathe very well. My ...
March 4, 2014
The Business of Being a Writer: Everything We Want To Know, But Don’t Know Who To Ask. PLEASE WRITE THIS BOOK!
By Randy Susan Meyers and M.J. Rose Every sort of book exists for us except one: an overall “the business of writing” book. Odd isn’t it? For insight on traveling from the first stirrings to actual crafting, there’s the excellent ON WRITING, by Stephen King. If you want to ...
March 3, 2014
VIDA and You
By Kim Triedman I’m the new kid on the block at BTM, so maybe I can start off by breaking a few rules. My guess is the site is not meant to serve as a political stump, but if I ruffle a few feathers here I’ll just have to plead ...
February 28, 2014
Are Books Widgets?
By Laura Harrington George Packer’s long-form essay, “Cheap Words,” in the February 17 & 24, 2014 New Yorker, is superb. It’s a behind the scenes look at Amazon’s practices as they relate to books. An absolute must-read. It’s about books, it’s about the publishing industry; it’s about the intellectual life ...
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