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Surviving the Draft: Getting The Story Out Of Your Head and Onto the Page

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Signing Off, But Moving to Countdown to Publication

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 8:01am 1 Comment

Maybe you have noticed that I haven’t been updating the column lately.  The reason is that this space is for Surviving the Draft—a blog all about the art and practical aspects of writing, and not about the publishing, marketing, and business side of things.  As you may know, Silver Sparrow, my new novel will be published in six weeks.  And, simply put—all I think about these days is the publishing, marketing and business side of things.  Because of this, I haven’t been in the right…

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Everyone Needs A Critique Team

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 11:17am 3 Comments

Tayari Jones offers tips for gathering the team of readers that will take your work to the next level.



So you’ve just gotten through with your manuscript.  You know I know  it's not a beautiful work…

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Ten People Have Given You Ten Different Types of Feedback, Now What? Ten Suggestions

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:00am 15 Comments

Tayari Jones talks about what to do after group critique

If you are a member of a writing group, you have to figure out how to sit quietly while a bunch of people say exactly what they think about your work.  It’s hard to be there…

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New Project, New Fears, New Resolve

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 7:00am 21 Comments

Tayari Jones knows that the first step can be the scariest, and not just for new writers.

Some of you know that I have a new novel, Silver Sparrow, which is coming out in May. Although I finished writing the novel over a…

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At 7:47pm on March 3, 2011, Leslie Liautaud said…

Hello Tayari! So nice to "meet" you and look forward to hearing more about your work!

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