The pulse of the proverbial literary heart is propelled by authors, book agents, editors, publishers, publicists, readers, and critics. Authors like you lead the charge, of course, because the critic would have nothing to mull over if the author did not first pen the words. Dear Author: Have you...
Hi. I’m Allison. I’m introducing myself. I’m a writer. It’s an odd choice for the title of this blog and the intro because, well, I’ve been writing here for a while, and a few of you may know me. Also because this is actually my final post here on Writer Unboxed. But...
This is an epic fantasy novel by E R Eddison, published in 1922, and my new edition has glowing remarks on the front and back cover by JRR Tolkien and Ursula K Le Guin. Tolkien says (said) that Eddison is ‘the greatest and most convincing writer of invented worlds that I have read’. Well, I‘d like...
When you want to promote your business, you can reach a lot of people online with top quality articles. You then are able to use those articles to mention your company or link to your site. This is how article submission works, and it’s a pretty straightforward marketing strategy. This...
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareYesterday, Amazon's brand-new crowdsourced publishing program, Kindle Scout, opened for voting by the public.The concept is pretty simple:Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help...
I first encountered Liana Finck’s transportive artwork on the stylized covers of New Vessel Press’s translated books. Soon thereafter, Finck, a graduate of Cooper Union and recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, released her own...
In the 29th in a series of posts on 2014 books entered for The Story Prize, Kyle Minor, author of Praying Drunk (Sarabande Books), lays out an elaborate fantasy that he couldn't work out as a story.What's the worst idea for a story you've ever had?I had a recurring and embarassingly self-...
Incredible Bokeh by JD Hancock There’s a scene in my novel-in-progress that I absolutely love. It has magic, romance, and the flavor of a fairy tale — everything I’ve tried to accomplish in this book. When I reread it, I don’t get that ‘Oh good God, who am I kidding” feeling that comes from most of...
I have already written about the goodies to be found on the £1 book rack outside Treadwell’s Bookshop in Store Street, Bloomsbury. Lately, a day trip to Paris made me reach for a book I found there that exactly matched my mood: Paris Tales, an anthology of short stories and essays translated...
The mystery of web optimization has not gotten much better over the recent past, and SEO has existed for years. There are a large amount of people who really comprehend it quite well, and they use it to build their business's success levels. Don't be surprised, then, that there are so many...