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 25, 2014
Friday Faves: Happy 450th Birthday, Shakespeare
by Juliette Fay Was Shakespeare a Good Actor? (The Atlantic) Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, today, will bring an outpouring of written appreciations for his works. Many, though, will likely omit or only fleetingly mention one fact: Shakespeare’s first acts of creation were not poems or plays, but the characters he gave life ...
April 24, 2014
11 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Reach the End
By Kathy Crowley If you’ve just finished a draft of a novel or other work-in-progress, this isn’t the moment to dive into revisions. It’s the moment to stick the whole thing in a drawer (see my post here on the Real ...
April 23, 2014
All Work and No Pay Makes Jack a Dull Writer: on Literary Citizenship and Its Limits
By Becky Tuch In recent years, many people have been talking about Literary Citizenship. “Are you a good literary citizen?” Roxane Gay has asked on the AWP blog. In a 2011 interview with Jonathan Lethem, David Kipen describes the author as a “model literary citizen.” On her blog, Charlotte Morganti ...
April 22, 2014
Choose What To Use: They’re Not Just The Facts, Ma’am
By Nichole Bernier In my first week of journalism school, in “Reporting & Writing 1,” we were given a collection of facts about a fictitious mugging and told to write a story. This is what we knew: It was 1am. She was alone. She was riding the subway. She was ...
April 21, 2014
How Repetition Weakens a Story, and What You Can Do
By Ann Bauer There came a moment last week, after days of tributes and banners and slogans, news specials, retrospectives, memorials and vigils, when I began to feel numb. I turned to my husband and muttered, “I’ve been flogged with this endless marathon anniversary to the point where I just don’t ...
April 18, 2014
Friday Faves: April Is the Coolest Month
By Chris Abouzeid Why is April the coolest month? Because it’s chock full of literary news and events! (Also, it’s the first month we get to put away the snowblowers.) (Maybe. We hope. Please!) National Poetry Month Did you know April is National Poetry Month? When was the last ...
Book Parties & Readings
business of writing
Manners for Writers
Out Of My Comfort Zone
The Page Turner
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