We here at Beyond the Margins have finally persuaded Ryan Gosling to take time out of his busy schedule as an Internet meme to shine a little love our way. Give it up for a very special…Literary Ryan Gosling.
|November 28, 2014Black Friday Shopping: The Low Cost of BooksBy Randy Susan Meyers Books are my life. Without reading, I’d be lost. Perhaps that’s why I’m baffled about the rampant indignation about their prices. Are readers being forced at gunpoint to buy these books? Is there a cabal I haven’t heard about? Are publishers from Little Brown to Graywolf ...|
|November 24, 2014Running the Novel Marathon by Kim Triedman My gym misses me. I haven’t exactly been pulling my weight lately. Or blasting my abs or busting my butt, either. In fact I can honestly say that from the moment I started writing my second novel this past September, I have gone through the gym ...|
|November 21, 2014Friday Faves – Steve Almond, Book Awards, Gone with the Wind, and Shoegazers ReuniteBy Dell Smith Happy Friday writers. Looking for something to whet your writerly appetite before heading into Thanksgiving 2014? Look no further. I can’t promise these lit links will guide you to cooking the best turkey ever or mixing a drink like a Pilgrim. But here are some recent (mostly) ...|
|November 19, 2014Connecting With Myself Through WritingBy Chuck Leddy Back in 2000, after a mental collapse that put me in a psychiatric hospital for three weeks, my life had shattered into shards. I found myself walking the streets of Boston all night and into the early morning, hearing voices in my head. After twelve hours of ...|
|November 17, 2014Over the River and Through the Woods: The Second Draftby Bethanne Patrick It’s almost exactly two years since I joined Beyond The Margins, and about a month ago I started working on the second draft of the manuscript that brought me humbly to this writers’ collective’s doorstep in the fall of 2012. Yes, it’s taken me two years to ...|
|November 14, 2014My Agent’s Advice on Querying By Randy Susan Meyers Everyone hates querying. When I last led a workshop on The Great American Query Letter the participants shuffled in with the reluctance (not to say dread) of women readying to try on bathing suits in an open-corral fitting room. A co-ed one. But like a job ...|