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The Blank Page: 3 Tips for Starting Something New

Posted by Kamy Wicoff on September 29, 2015 at 3:07pm 5 Comments

My first novel, Wishful Thinking, came out in late April, but as any of you who have published books traditionally know, that means I finished it nearly a year before that, and had done most of the heavy lifting, writing-wise, even longer ago. It has been years, in other words, since I was caught up in the maddening, wondrous, joyful struggle that is writing a book, and I am more than ready to dive back into it. Having been in "promotion" mode for the last six months, which sometimes feels a bit like being in a really loud bar trying to be heard as you talk and talk until your voice gets hoarse (though don't get me wrong,…


The Art of Submission: On the Importance of a Writing Tribe

Posted by Emily Lackey on September 30, 2015 at 11:35am 5 Comments

I read a short essay recently by Janis Cook Newman about holding regular writing dates in her house. Once a month she and a group of writing friends gather in the same room to write quietly together. Her tribe, she calls them. The essay stresses the importance of creating that kind of community as a writer, and I couldn't agree more. But when it comes to writing, sitting around in a circle while everyone else is frantically inspired does not sound like fun to me. 

I love the idea of the type of tribe that Newman suggests we all have, but I seriously doubt the logistics of it. As a wirter who has been apart of more writing groups that have fallen apart than I care to consider, I've come to…


5 Questions with Diane Chamberlain

Posted by Kristin Bustamante on September 22, 2015 at 2:23pm 4 Comments

Diane Chamberlain is preparing to release her 24th novel, Pretending to Dance, on Oct. 6, 2015. We had the opportunity to chat with the author of acclaimed novels like The Silent Sister (I'm STILL talking about this one!) and Necessary Lies.  

1. What was your biggest fear about writing and how did you overcome it?

I still grapple with my biggest fear, even as I begin writing my twenty-fifth novel. That fear is “Can I do it again?” Whenever I begin thinking about what to write next, I’m still in love with the book I most recently finished. Right now, I’m in love with Pretending to Dance. I love how it turned out. I love the depth of the characters and the twists and turns of the story, and I anxiously wonder if I can do it again. I’ve dealt with this fear every year of my career and so far, I’ve managed to…


Collaboration: What's In It for Co-Authors?

Posted by Theresa Donovan Brown on September 21, 2015 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

            Katherine Phillips, a seventeenth-century writer, lamented, "We may generally conclude the Marriage of a Friend to be the Funeral of a Friendship." Many co-authors might be tempted to say something similar about a collaborative writing project. Fortunately, the inverse can be true as well, providing the co-authors approach their project with open hearts and clearly articulated goals. We found collaboration to be a marvelous, perspective-expanding adventure over the two years we spent together writing The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship (Harper Perennial, 2015).

            Marilyn Yalom, an established author of best-selling social histories (A History…


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My Second Minecraft Novel Is Out

I'm excited to announce that my second book, Attack on the Overworld, hits bookstores today! It's a sequel to my book Escape from the Overworld, which came out earlier this year. The books are Minecraft…

It's There

It’s there- good in every situation. If you look, you’ll see it. When I think of that, I think of my friend, Donna.

Donna lives in Florida. I met her when we were in college together in Miami. Over the years we kept in touch She had just gotten married, and she and her husband bought their first house…

[REALITY CHECK] - What Does It Mean to Go Mainstream? by LeTeisha Newton

As promised, this week on [REALITY CHECK] is the follow-up post of LeTeisha Newton's "Interracial Writers and the Problems We Face."

If you write about or have…

Screen Time (A Found Poem)

Posted 'Screen Time', a poem about technologies. It's dedicated to my friend Yahia Lababidi who last week wrote a post on the subject for The Best American Poetry blog.



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