October is a busy month in publishing. From the Frankfurt Book Fair, to book festivals across the U.S., and literary prize announcements, there was loads happening. Believe it or not, that’s just the beginning. Take a look at the hottest links below or browse Writer Unboxed’s hashtags...
Join us at the AWP Conference in Minneapolis next April! A Reading and Conversation with Anthony Marra and Alice McDermott, Hosted by National Book Critics Circle Vice President/Online Jane Ciabattari, Sponsored by National Book Critics Circle April 9, 2015 4:30:PM - 5:45:PM Main Auditorium, Level...
Have a great weekend, all! I'm off to OVFF. Here's my explanation of this "filk" thing I mention sometimes, in case you're curious.
Photo by Toby OxborrowMany people bemoan the self-involved writer on social media, the one who is constantly vying for attention and over-promoting their own work. This puts other writers (you, perhaps?) into a conundrum: you WANT attention for your work, but only in an elegant manner. Self-...
If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Can you describe the mood of Taos as you feel/see it? Taos is...
My contribution to Vulpes Libris’ birthday celebration week focuses on a novel that was actually published at the end of 2006, but which won the Orange Prize (as it was then known) in 2007. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun takes the 1967-1970 war in Biafra as its backdrop...
The Internet revolution has caused a fundamental change in how people communicate. There are certain blogs where people can voice what they think on different subjects to build an audience. If you are interested in starting your own blog, keep reading for ideas to make this life-changing venture...
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareThis is a very long post. If you're already familiar with the issues involved, scroll down to the third section and read from there.Last week, social media lit up with news that Permuted Press, a well-regarded small publisher of horror fiction, was going...
The American poet William Carlos Williams said "It is not what you say that matters, but the manner in which you say it; there lies the secret of the ages." Undoubtedly it is easy for a poet to snap quotes about saying what you mean in the perfect manner, but for the bulk of writers this "secret of...
Does the thought of writing an article or report make you break out in a cold sweat? Practicing these five steps will make the process a lot less daunting.