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james-buchanan's picture
Dec.08.2008
One of the biggest problems I have with a number of memoirs is the lack of honesty held within the pages. This is not to say that they are dishonest, unless it comes as an act of ommission rather than commission. Instead, so many memoir writers tend to shy away from writing with great honesty not...
brian-mckee's picture
Dec.07.2008
I've been working very sporadically on my outline. Its difficult work because I'm actually trying "feel" the depth of the piece in advance. I find myself designing the characters up front. I'm considering how they will each interact with the main character and what each will learn from...
brad-green's picture
Dec.06.2008
So we discovered a few weeks ago that we'd been starving our daughter.  We called her alternatively 'hard to feed' or a 'bad eater' and considered that if she were hungry she'd ask for food.  Her motion never stopped, but her growth slowed.  She's a year and still wearing 9 month clothes.  The...
steve-hauk's picture
Dec.06.2008
Was discussing internet plagiarism with filmmaker Paul Boczkowski of Longtimers Productions, and he emailed the below. I found it cogent with an intriguing idea. Liked the writing style, too. It follows: ``In the blogosphere plagiarism is the most sincere form of flattery. ``On the information...
jonathan-dozier-ezell's picture
Dec.06.2008
Have you heard I write short stories too? Well, flash fiction, actually. Every day I'm sending one of these 100 word gems from my mind to your RSS feed at www.jonathandozierezell.com. Here's today's sample below. Enjoy and subscribe for more! Then Ghosts "You have to admit..." he said...
terry-odell's picture
Dec.05.2008
I've shared another job interview -- this one with the heroine of my December 10th release, When Danger Calls.  You can read it here: http://terryodell.blogspot.com/2008/12/meet-frankie-castor-and-molly-fro...
louise-marley's picture
Dec.05.2008
Writers, beware.  The recession has come home to spend the holidays with us. Garnered from diverse sources: "Irwyn Applebaum, publisher of Bantam Dell, an imprint that publishes authors including Dean Koontz and Danielle Steel, and Steve Rubin, publisher of Doubleday Publishing Group, which...
james-buchanan's picture
Dec.05.2008
When I was a newspaper reporter in Derry, NH, I used to have the devil of a time writing the introductory paragraph to my news stories (these are commonly called ledes). These ledes have to sum up the story in two sentences as well as do it in a way that impels and compels the reader to read the...
ellen-r-sheeley's picture
Dec.04.2008
Yesterday I received this e-mail message from Amazon.com.  I write nonfiction, but perhaps some of you NaNoWriMo Red Room authors, members, and lurkers might benefit from this announcement. Good luck!!!    Dear Member, Because you have sold books through Amazon.com, we thought you would like...
ieva-melgalve's picture
Dec.04.2008
It's not the day when I finish the novel. I don't like endings and I never believe anything's truly finished; besides, it's hard for me to part with my characters. Nkow I am looking forward to 2nd draft, as I have finally realized that it's not a way to kill off your inspiration but rather a way to...