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james-buchanan's picture
Nov.07.2008
today I am in search of advice from the multitude of Red Room readers, writers, bloggers and etc. The story goes, a little over two years ago--on the morning I was going for a colonoscopy--I received a call from an agent on a query and sample from my manuscript of collected short stories. He said...
james-buchanan's picture
Nov.07.2008
today I am in search of advice from the multitude of Red Room readers, writers, bloggers and etc. The story goes, a little over two years ago--on the morning I was going for a colonoscopy--I received a call from an agent on a query and sample from my manuscript of collected short stories. He said...
terri-molina's picture
Oct.29.2008
Every November writers from all over the world commit themselves to a National Novel Writing Competition. The goal is to write 50K words in a month. RedRoom has decided to go one better and up the competition by giving a prize (randomly drawn) to the lucky author who happens to reach that goal. ...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Oct.13.2008
I am in the process of ushering some folks through the planning stages of writing a novel, in preparation for my upcoming course, Gathering Your Materials, which will operate in conjunction with NaNoWriMo but go much further. Somerset Maugham is sometimes credited with saying, “There are three...
amy-king's picture
Sep.26.2008
YOU CAN MIX & LICK ‘EM ALL, BUT ONLY TWO’LL BE SWEET You will not have roses thrown at your feet. You will not make money. You will not become the celebrated guest poet at universities & bookstores coast-to-coast. You will not be invited to read your poetry all over the world. You will...
barbara-mountjoy's picture
Sep.22.2008
That Chris Baty email in my inbox leaves no doubt–NaNoWriMo is almost here! Each year the folks at NaNo take down the site for a week or so just before new signups, to clean up and clear out the forums. Then October is a steady run of everyone getting their engines ready to roll for November. For...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.06.2008
My friend Google tells me that "over the transom" is still a viable term. In this case it refers to a manuscript accepted by an editor submitted cold - perhaps even from the dreaded slush pile. At any rate, my manuscript for A LOST TALE was accepted "over the transom", and I was...