Posts tagged writing
Posts tagged writing
Ann Patchett on Bel Canto, her late editor Robert Jones, and what writers really want. Watch the full video.
How to get your book published: Lisa Sharkey, SVP Director of Creative Development at HarperCollins Publishers, shares valuable tips on getting a book deal on Good Morning New York.
Choire Sicha and Barry Harbaugh
Co-founder of the Awl Choire Sicha’s first book, Very Recent History, is an “entirely factual” story of the lives and loves and apartments and jobs of several young professionals in New York City in 2009. The book’s road to publication has a few interesting potholes, including the departure of its acquiring editor; in the end, Harper’s Barry Harbaugh, new to book editing, shepherded it to publication. Sicha and Harbaugh discuss the process in this Slate Book Review author-editor conversation.
A font made entirely of cats!
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Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins and We Live in Water: How I Write, in the Daily Beast.
Barbara Kingsolver: How I Write
Interview by Noah Charney
The Poisonwood Bible author, whose new novel is Flight Behavior, wakes up to sentences pouring into her head—she never has a problem forcing herself to write.
HarperCollins has 10 essential e-books for writers on sale, including works by Francine Prose, Lawrence Block, Elizabeth George, Elmore Leonard, Howard Mittlemark & Sandra Newman, Richard Rhodes, Roger Rosenblatt, Elizabeth Berg, William Zinsser, and Annie Dillard.
Sign up for the CFA Master Class with Dennis Lehane on Wednesday November 7, 2012!
Freewrite to jumpstart ideas!
Try different writing exercises to jump-start ideas or work out a problem in your story. I “freewrite” to accomplish both of these things. Using a pen and paper, I write for 15 minutes about whatever has me stumped. I keep my hand moving by writing whatever is going through my mind. If I can’t think of anything to say, that’s what I write down…I can’t think of anything to say. What’s up with that? I’m hungry. I don’t want to do this…until my mind clicks in again on the topic at hand. This is stream of consciousness writing, and it usually leads to an answer to my question about the story or brings up new ideas.
Jennifer Archer is the author of Through Her Eyes and The Shadow Girl for HarperTeen.
Do you write romance? Submit your manuscript for consideration to Avon Impulse, the digital imprint of Avon Books. They’re looking for well-written contemporary, historical, paranormal, Regency, suspense, fantasy, urban fantasy, et al.
And Harper Voyager, the global SF & F imprint of HarperCollins, has opened a submissions portal. For a limited time, you can submit your work of fantasy, horror, science fiction, supernatural, and paranormal fiction for adults & young adults.