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[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!

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[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!