Kamy Wicoff shares her tips from the trenches as she promotes her
new novel Wishful Thinking, out this April
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During the birth of my daughter I experienced something I didn't know was possible. I had an orgasmic labor, then during the examination my mind broke and I was lost in the land between fantasy and reality. I experienced mental illness for the first time, and broke free from reality. My journey toward learning to live with my illness was an adventure toward separating real from unreal. From the time I thought a New York Times application was speaking to me in new ways to reporting fires (like the one at the burning Icon site in the East Village of Manhattan), I struggled to understand my reality. Trusting the people around me was my…Continue
Last fall my good friends Martha and Tanya had a "stoop sale," which is what we apartment-dwelling New Yorkers call a good old-fashioned garage sale. As the three of us were discussing how much to charge for a beaded purse and why no one had yet bought the wooden elephant, a kind older gentleman strolled by. He struck up a conversation about the stack of books Martha and Tanya were selling. He said his name was Leland William Howard and explained that he'd written a memoir about the 20 years he'd spent with his beloved dog Betsy.
With tears of joy in his eyes, Mr. Howard told us how writing the book was purely a labor of love. He'd published it on his own and hadn't sold many copies, but that didn't matter to him. He had a story to tell, he'd told it, and he was extremely proud of having done so.
Bravo, Mr. Howard!…Continue
Requesting feedback is a valuable - and critical - element of the writing process. When it's positive, feedback can encourage you to keep going when you might otherwise lack momentum. On a more granular level, it can reveal what's strongest about your writing, which characters and storylines readers respond to the most, etc. All in all, it's a wonderful motivator in what can be an extremely lonely endeavor.
Negative feedback, while sometimes (or perhaps always) tough to swallow, is equally important. Constructive criticism on plot, character development, dialogue, or even grammar can alert you to weaknesses in your writing - and give you time to address them before taking your manuscript to a bigger stage.
However, while many people would love to help you, not everyone is cut out to criticize the work of friends or family members. So unless you're sure the person in question will be completely honest with his or her opinion, good or bad,…Continue
Kathleen Kaska is an award-winning mystery author. Her Sydney Lockhart Mystery Series is set in the 1950s and features the plucky "girl" reporter and sleuth of the same name.
She is also the author of the innovative Classic Mystery Triviography™ Series--a series of books that will appeal to Agatha Christie, Alfred Hitchcock, and Sherlock Holmes fans of all ages, as well as trivia enthusiasts, mystery buffs, and lovers of classic films.
Today on [REALITY CHECK],…Continue
the jaws hold the teeth,
tells the story.
there are bits under nails, no
matter how hard the scrub, how
hot the water, strong the soap.
varnish over, yet the truth
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Here’s something I’ve been struggling with: there has been a significant lull in responses to my submissions.
It must be the time of year, right? Journals and magazines are slammed with the mid-submission-season accumulation, the stories piling up in their Submittable accounts as…
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