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kate-sullivan's picture
Apr.15.2014
This week, I'm reading the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Donna Tartt (The Goldfinch/LittleBrown) and last week I finished reading the book by James McCourt (Lasting City: The Anatomy of Nostalgia). It's been a great week.  The ARC from HarperCollins/Ecco has arrived and this new memoir by Tom...
steven-belanger's picture
Feb.09.2012
A quick shout out to Rosanne Dingli, who brought up the topic of writers' virtues in a recent blog.  (Her blog is interesting; go there.)  This started a conversation with someone about specifically which five virtues were mandatory for every successful writer.  We disagreed about...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.27.2011
Photo: A boundary stone marking the border of the village of Eyam, England.  The high sheriff would leave food at this rock for the entire village, since the village itself voted to not let anyone in or out until the plague passed.  For a bit of this remarkable story, see my blog...
tatjana-soli's picture
Jul.26.2011
I've been working hard on revising my second novel this summer. This draft is due to my editor in the fall, which puts a deadline on it, both a good and bad thing. A certain amount of pressure is good, but there is also the panic of falling behind. Bottom line: inspiration cannot be waited for when...
steven-belanger's picture
May.08.2011
I completed a rough sketch of the three acts of The Gravediggers, and have been working hard at just writing, and not thinking too much.  Thinking too much, researching too much--such things are purposeful distractions and resistances.  So I've just been writing--chapters, fragments, sketches,...
holly-weiss's picture
May.05.2011
The best historical fiction takes historical fact and pulls us in by creating interest in characters of the time period. Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks is one of the most versatile historical fiction writers of today. Her talent lays in takes a slice of history and creating a world we long...
diane-chamberlain's picture
Jan.12.2009
Tomorrow I begin the outline for my current, as yet untitled, WIP (Work in Progress). I'm excited and nervous. Excited because I'm embarking on a new story with new characters, and nervous for the same reason. When you have the unknown stretched out in front of you--along with a deadline that's...
debra-darvick's picture
Oct.02.2008
                Every time I go to the library, I think about Burgess Meredith. Readers of a certain age will remember the Twilight Zone episode Time Enough at Last. The childhood fantasy of being locked in a library for the weekend has never left me. Neither has the post-apocalypse image of a...