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  • Over the past summer, my best friend and I started doing "packages" for each other and with each package we write out a handwritten letter- which are for the most part...
  • According to the US Copyright Office, (http://www.copyright.gov) the practice of sending a copy of your own work to yourself is sometimes called a “poor man’s copyright.” There is no provision in the copyright law regarding any such type of protection, and it is not a substitute for registration.
  • I'm 50 and still love reading YA books.  In my sophomore year I bailed out of a small parochial high school in favor of a large public school.  I hated the noisy cafet...
  • I concur! It drives me absolutely crazy, too!I was an English major in college, so when I hear inappropriate use of our language (or read it), it's like a neon sign up...
  • I understand this syndrome very well. I quit smoking 12 years ago. I did find a healthy substitute, though, that allowed me to get the dreaming/plotting/visualizing, e...
  • This is brilliant. I can relate as a writer and as a film maker. Just substitute 'film' for 'novel' and 'shoot' for 'write' and you have described the exquisite horror of the documentary filmmaker at a cocktail party.
  • I think many people don't understand that quotation marks are for just that, quotations.  They indicate what someone else said, or what someone else may have said, or as a figure of speech.  People (mis)use them as a substitute for boldface, italics, or THE CAPS lock.
  • I'm heading to BEA on Thursday. I'll be speaking on a panel on the main stage at 1:00pm and spending the rest of the day, trying to make friends with every book seller...
  • When I wrote my memoir, there was a lot of dialogue. A lot. My editor was amazing. I called her "the contraction queen." I learned so much...everything you're writing...
  • Evelyn, You know I was kidding when I wrote the Brad Pitt thing, but you're so right. If anyone needed a good 'substitute me' it'd be the Jolie-Pitt clan. Thanks for showing me just how brilliant I really am!! ha-ha.