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A Jacoby-An Drama
Documentary filmmaker Oren Jacoby doesn’t identify as a playwright, but his adaptation of Invisible Man for the stage is as writerly as it gets.
Failing to prove a profit motive, overlooking deductions and going it alone are mistakes even seasoned freelancers make.
Taking a page from the world of entertainment, authors are producing book launches that capitalize on themes, parties and performance settings.
Stick To It!
Updated content, outreach and careful attention to analytics are all vital elements to giving your website a high sticky factor. Learn to attract visitors to your website (and keep them coming back).
Raising the Dead
Part anthropologist, part geologist and part writer, biographers face challenges writing about people from the past.
Writer Richard Blanco stepped onto the world stage at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. He crafts his work by “pausing” in his daily life.
“Marley was dead: to begin with.”
Add depth and detail to your characters – even if they show up only as ghosts.
Poet to Poet
Collaborating with language
Crafting poetry requires patience, time and the space to explore language and imagery.
Five Points: Fire the imagination
Editors are looking for that subtle spark of imagination, something unique that makes readers want to turn the page.
Guest blogging can be a great way to promote yourself, but make sure you are contributing to the right blogs and not ignoring comments.
Get your thrill on
How do you get your thrills as a writer? ThrillerFest, with speakers R.L. Stine and Anne Rice, may be a haunting option.
In Every Issue
The art of letter writing can transform a relationship and deepen personal connections. Also in TN: Ernesto Quiñonez, a poetry marathon and the difference between science fiction and fantasy.
Tsk, tsk. Veteran journalist John Foster offers tips on writing with clarity and encourages writers to focus on readability.
How I Write
Novelist Catherine Chung advises suspense writers to let “secrets and silence have their weight.”