I'm a sucker for a good how-to book. I'm currently reading two books about how to make stories better that are really, really helpful. Wired for Story by Lisa Cron is a great look at how the brain works and why readers like what they like. Wise writers (which I hope I am) would do well to put these insights to use. Cron blogs at Writer Unboxed (where I also am a contributor) and has a …Continue
Writers pitch stories. Pitchers pitch baseballs. Maybe there's some overlap. I heard a story on "Fresh Air" yesterday with knuckleball pitcher R. A. Dickey. It's a fascinating interview even if you aren't a baseball fan or a…Continue
You don't need me to tell you that the ground is shifting under writers' feet. You can feel it yourself. So I'll leave off the primer about how publishing is changing due to technology and the economy and who knows what else.
I do want to point out, however, that while the…Continue