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[Posted by: Kelley |11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

In news of your editors: Nicola’s novel Hild published this week in digital form in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and India. Gorgeous print edition due in July!

Also, we’ll be at the Nebula Awards weekend May 15-18 in San Jose. If you’re there, please find us and say hello.

Enjoy your weekend. Write something wonderful!

[Posted by: Kelley |4 Apr 2014 | One Comment | ]
    Our weekly roundup of links we hope you’ll find interesting and useful:

  • Author Robin Black has 21 excellent pieces of advice for writers. A special bang on the drum for #19.
  • The right questions to ask if you’re a creative person scared of failing.
  • Author David James Poissant advises you to make submitting work your superpower.
  • An in-depth interview with editor and publisher Amy Einhorn.
  • Not just for writers who can’t find time to write, but for any of us who feel overwhelmed: author and journalist Brigid Schulte’s essay “I’ll Finish the Dishes When I’m Dead”.

Enjoy your weekend. Screw the dishes. Write something wonderful!

[Posted by: Kelley |28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
    Our weekly roundup of links we hope you’ll find interesting and useful:

  • Little, Brown editor Allie Sommer talks about what it’s like to be an acquiring editor and what in-house editors do.
  • A lovely consideration at Brain Pickings of Annie Dillard’s take on writing essays and narrative nonfiction, with several links to other thoughtful essays on the topic.
  • Author Anne R. Allen on what writers are getting wrong in building their platform.
  • Publishing expert Jane Friedman offers five charts that show how publishing is changing. Go look!
  • How do you make yourself sit down and write? Practical tips and a piece of crucial story advice from screenwriter Scott Myers. More tips in the comment conversation.

Enjoy your weekend. Write something wonderful!

[Posted by: Kelley |21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
    Our weekly roundup of links we hope you’ll find interesting and useful:

  • Author Dave Kings asks are you publishable? (be sure to stay for the additional perspectives offered in the comment conversation).
  • 19 writing tips (on nonfiction, fiction, and working with editors) from writers and editors for The New Yorker.
  • Many (impassioned!) writer/teachers weigh in on Hanif Kureishi’s dismissal of creative writing courses as a “waste of time.”
  • 18 things that highly creative people do differently.
  • Author Mary Sojourner has 5 easy jumpstarts past writer’s block.
  • A wonderful examination of author Joan Didion’s thoughts on starting out as a writer, telling stories, rejection and much more.

Enjoy your weekend. Write something wonderful!