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Monday Muse: #readwomen2015 (3)

Posted the third in a series of periodic posts highlighting writing by women—poetry, anthologies, history, memoir, and more I'm reading for #readwomen.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 25, 2015 at 8:33am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, quoting David Brooks:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 24, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

'The World's Problem' (Poem)

Posted 'The World's Problem', a poem about the loss of 800 lives smuggled onto a boat that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 19, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

Monday Muse: New Texas Poet Laureate

Posted Monday Muse profile of Carmen Tafolla, new Poet Laureate of Texas:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 18, 2015 at 8:29am — No Comments

Brain Training for Writers

After a lot of reading on the brain, I've developed a great technique to get you in the writing "zone." Check it out on my blog, I would love, love, LOVE to hear comments from other writers.…


Added by Emily Tamayo Maher on May 17, 2015 at 3:04pm — No Comments

[THE WRITER'S LIFE] Seven Things

Sometimes I go on the Internet when I should be writing. I know, it’s a startling confession, but it’s true. (Even now, I have my email screen open alongside my Word doc, so I guess I should just close it...wait...J Jill has a sale...)

What I tell myself in these situations is that I am looking for…


Added by Cindy Eastman on May 16, 2015 at 7:30am — 21 Comments

Writing No Matter What


...No matter what you're feeling

…No matter whether you want to

…No matter if you have nothing to…


Added by Jane Gassner on May 14, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Inside Traditional Publishing: A Tale of Two Authors (A Cautionary Story)

In a perfect world, every literary agent would be a fearless negotiator, working tirelessly to get the best possible book deals for his or her clients. Kristin Nelson, president of Nelson Literary Agency, has written extensively on how agents negotiate a publishing deal. According to her article "Negotiation Tactics of Good…


Added by Karen Dionne on May 12, 2015 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Success Tips from One Author To Another

Last month I took part in - an online conference for indie authors. It's a conference I've enjoyed being part of for the past few years and if you are an author (not just indie but traditional, hybrid, wanna be...) then you should check out the conference - it's free and full of amazing information.

Joanna Penn recently asked a group of us sitting on a panel some questions about our success. To read the full interview, click …


Added by Steena Holmes on May 6, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Monday Muse: Poets on Poetry

Posted new edition of Poets on Poetry, highlighting interviews or articles about the vocation and practice.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 4, 2015 at 7:15am — No Comments

Interview with Poet and Filmmaker Janet Kirchheimer

The first of my three-part interview with poet and filmmaker Janet R. Kirchheimer, daughter of Holocaust survivors, appears at TweetSpeak Poetry today.

My intro at Writing Without Paper (my blog):

Direct Link to Part 1:…


Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Poet Fanny Howe's Films

Posted "Be Again: Three Short Films by Fanny Howe", screened at Harvard's Woodberry Poetry Room:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 28, 2015 at 7:40am — No Comments

Deeper insight in research papers( part 1)

I'd like to give my experience in paper writing and give several necessary advices.

During their study in a university or college, students receive a great amount of the most diverse assignments. To successfully perform each and every of them, you need to clearly realize a specific character and requirements as to structure and content of every single kind of assignment. However, there are some basic features in common with them all: every task requires you to collect…


Added by Marsha on April 27, 2015 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Why You Shouldn't Give Up on Your Book

I love hearing great speakers present a well-crafted message. I especially love presentations when the speaker is an author whose books I've read. Even if we've never met, it feels as if we have a connection. I’m eager to hear my favorite authors speak because their message has already intrigued, entertained, or inspired me.

So when I learned that Lysa TerKeurst was scheduled to speak at an event about an hour down the road, I knew I would…


Added by Erin K Casey on April 27, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Monday Muse: Introduction to Imtiaz Dharker

Posted a Monday Muse profile of poet and filmmaker Imtiaz Dharker:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 27, 2015 at 7:18am — No Comments

Literary Speed Dating: How Not to Find an Agent for Your Book

Pitch sessions are a staple at most writers conferences, offering authors the opportunity to sit down face-to-face with literary agents to talk about their projects. Some conferences pair writers and agents for ten minutes of one-on-one time, often for an additional fee. At one popular event, authors can book up to three such sessions for an extra $40 each.

Other conferences use the "pitch-slam," or "speed-dating" format to connect authors with agents. Several dozen literary agents…


Added by Karen Dionne on April 24, 2015 at 9:40am — No Comments

How to Find the Right Editor for You

Since writing is such a personal act, editing becomes personal. When hiring a developmental/content editor, you need to make sure you find the right one for you. It can be difficult to navigate the sea of editors available online, so here are a few tips to help.

The first step is knowing what you want. Are you looking for big picture ideas or grammar corrections (don’t ask me how many people don’t know the difference!)? If you are looking for big picture editors you want a…


Added by Carly Bornstein on April 23, 2015 at 1:03pm — No Comments

How Authors Can Improve Self-Publishing

The future has enough room for both self-publishing and traditional publishing (plus hybrid publishing!). But self-publishing needs to refine itself in order to have staying power.


Right now Publishers are the arbiters of good literature/books. It is still, and always will be, a great accomplishment to have your book published traditionally. But self-publishing could improve its reputation if authors step up to the plate.


As with everything, there is a good…


Added by Carly Bornstein on April 23, 2015 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Starting Your Novel: What's the First Choice You Need to Make?

One of the first things a writer must decide when beginning a story is what point-of-view to write it in. There are more choices available than the newbie author realizes.

Most people are only aware of first person (I ran toward the cliff) or third person (He ran toward the cliff). Third person is where most problems seem to arise. You have a choice between:

1. Close third single, where the entire book is told from one character’s POV and we are in that character’s head the…


Added by Leslie Miller on April 23, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

Until the End of Heaven: A Cento

Posted new cento, "Until the End of Heaven":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 21, 2015 at 7:08am — No Comments


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