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
October 31, 2014
Best Halloween Costumes for Writers
By Kathy Crowley and her Ghost Writer, Chris Abouzeid It’s Halloween, a holiday especially close to the heart of most fiction writers. Why? Because it’s all about pretending to be someone (or something) else. No doubt, many of you will be celebrating this special day by dressing up, going door to ...
October 29, 2014
The Reluctant Public Reader: Tales from the Front Lines
By Kim Triedman Ok, let’s start here: I have a very small voice. Or here: I have a very small voice with an ample side of social anxiety. Or even here: On the spectrum of distasteful events, speaking in front of an audience falls somewhere between eating bull testicles and ...
October 26, 2014
Your Lit Mag Starter Kit, Part II: Celebrating Quirk!
By Becky Tuch How often have you heard something described as “quirky”? Just what does this mean exactly? Possessing an element of surprise? Offbeat? Humorous in a playful kind of way? I asked around on Twitter and got some folks to hone in on the definition of “quirky.” Here is what ...
October 24, 2014
From the Archives: A Reader, Writing…A Writer, Reading
By Bethanne Patrick Originally published on November 6, 2013 Twitter bio ends with the words “Above all, a reader.” That’s how I’ve always thought of myself. Since the time I learned how to decipher words on a page, I’ve been a voracious consumer of the written word, someone who is ...
October 22, 2014
GIMME A CAPPACHINO: 5 CAFFEINATED GOTTA KNOW READS
By Randy Susan Meyers Halloween nears. Winter approaches. In the Northeast we face snow shoveling, icy roads, and bleak grey skies. Our rewards? Sundays curled on the couch with a great book. I could offer lists of classics you can finally settle into, uber-literary masterpieces to read with your ...
October 20, 2014
Turning the Tables on a Bad Writing Day
By Juliette Fay You can tell when it’s stacking up to be a bad writing day. You look at the list of non-writing stuff that needs to get done, throw up your hands and think, No possible way. Or the thought of whatever project you’re working on ignites that gnawing ...
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