February 17th, 2017

Drive On, Writers – Reasons to Keep Plugging

James Preston I want to tell you a story. No, not one I wrote, one I lived. This story is an illustration of a lifetime of reading, and a story that I bet you read and say, “Why, yes, I remember a book like that.” This story illustrates the seismic changes that we have witnessed. […]

February 13th, 2017

Have Courage, Writers! Use the “Theory of the Duck”

Tasha Seegmiller

If you are like me, when you started this writing journey, you probably didn’t realize how much it would force you out of your personal box of comfort. You might have imagined sitting in a comfortable room that is almost too small for anything but you, your computer, a comfy chair, a desk […]

February 6th, 2017

Why You Need a Media Kit, Even If You Aren’t Published Yet

June Stevens Westerfield

Have you ever known exactly the information you want to put out into the world, but then draw a blank as to how to do it properly?  Would you believe that, strangely enough, that happens to authors a lot.  Like a really lot.  You’d think that those of us that fancy ourselves […]

February 3rd, 2017

A Day in the Life of a New York Literary Agent

Mark Gottlieb

 

From time to time, I’ve been asked what a typical day is for me, as a literary agent in New York City. Not surprising to get this sort of question, as to authors, many literary and talent agencies are shrouded in mystery…

Mystery is especially the case, since when visiting the […]

January 30th, 2017

Acting Out of Character

Jessica Strawser

Mumble-mumble-cough years ago, back in my high school days, I was what you might have called a hopeless romantic—in the doe-eyed, day-dreamy way of those who have yet to actually experience romance, let alone real hopelessness. At my bedside was a faux wood clock radio, and every night after my lights were out, […]