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David Simon talks about developing scripts, creating dialogue and why you should look for the bigger meaning in your writing.
Why not chase trends?
Lured by the pervasiveness of trends in publishing? That may be holding you back from writing the book your publisher wants to read.
The thrill of cracking the publishing code
Life as a veterinarian couldn’t contain James Rollins’ adventurous imagination. So he became a writer. But the road to success was beastly.
10 myths about writing life
Virginia Woolf said a writer needs a room her own and some cash. But don’t let that advice hold you back.
7 layers to revising your novel
What is the distance between inspiration and a polished product? A few layers of vision and revision.
Are first-page workshops useful?
A combination of reasonable expectations, strong preparation and thorough programming can make one-day writing workshops comprehensive and valuable.
Bit by bit
How do you write a book? Take a breath and unleash everything you already know. Otherwise called: using your imagination.
Maybe the late writer Carlos Fuentes said it best: Writing is a struggle against silence. Take a break to consider this wisdom from other writers.
The grandmaster of new publishing
Lawrence Block could sit back and enjoy the view. Instead he’s diving into the eBooks and social media circus.
The Irish love of literature, tips for excerpting novels, a program that marks literary spots in Canada, an online community offers a give-and-take for writ-ers, a writing prompt, a note from Sandra Cisneros and more.
Reviews about the world of freelancing and magazines and the magic of independent bookstores.
How I Write
“Try as much as you can to keep your head in the work, “ advises Diana Abu-Jaber, whose new novel Birds of Paradise won the 2012 Arab-American National Book Award. The writer talks about her inspiration, routine.