The Importance of Having A Critique Group
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5 Tips for Surviving Your First Writers’ Critique Group
Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules for Writing
This article isn’t technically from this past week, but we think Leonard’s rules definitely deserve repeated consideration.
How I Wrote Three Books in Three Years
We’re glad Ryan Holliday pinned this blog entry, because if someone can write three books in as many years, we want to know their secrets.
My Amazon Bestseller Made Me Nothing
Truthfully, Passive Guy’s bestseller made a little money, but not as much as some of us might think. Another interesting read on publishing–the ups and downs of it all.
Do MFA Programs Lack Diversity?
Junot Diaz seems to think so. An abridged version of Diaz’s introductory essay to a new writing collection, “Dismantle: An Anthology from VONA/Voices Workshop,” was published in the New Yorker this week. His thoughts have a lot of writers and MFAers talking.
Yay! “To Kill a Mockingbird” Set to Become an E-book
Harper Lee calls herself old-fashioned. She says she likes dusty books and libraries. But even she has joined the e-book age and agreed to allow her classic novel to be published as an e-book.
CALIFORNIA BOOK DAY, tomorrow, Saturday, May 3rd
We are so excited about this news! Whatever you do, go out and support book day tomorrow! If this event takes off, it just might be the annual day to save bookstores, both here in California and nationwide.
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