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nina-amir's picture
Nov.28.2011
It’s a new world out there for nonfiction writers of all sorts who want to get published. If you’ve been reading the last week’s worth of posts here on this blog about promotion and marketing, you’ve gotten just an inkling of what it takes to succeed—and it’s not just a good idea and good...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.09.2011
The only reason anyone might want to call past midnight is if they are horny. The smarmy camaraderie of “Oh, I have a 3 am friend” makes me cringe; it has been reduced to a throwaway line. I know it essentially conveys that you can call the person at any time. But is that necessarily true...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.02.2011
Forget a chair named after you at a tony university. Several dead bodies can soon claim to have been at your place if you have the honour to win the online poll for the best crime writer. Ten authors have signed up for the ‘Million for a Morgue’ campaign. Those who get the most votes will have a...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.27.2011
Two of the largest democracies – America and India – top the list of countries wanting to snoop on their citizens. How is that for wonderful liberalism? Can these countries talk of censorship with a straight face? In a bid to curb terrorism and other anti-social activities, US, India, France,...
thaisa-frank's picture
Oct.20.2011
            It often surprises people to learn that I wrote over a fourth of Heidegger’s Glasses before I did any research.  Writing the book was a zig-zag journey over switch-back trails, driven by an imagination that didn't care about...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.07.2011
Zodiac I was planning to cross Halifax harbour on the ferry when a particularly strange looking ship came into view, coming into port from the ocean. It was freighter-large and military grey. It had four masts and a host of electronic gadgetry on deck. It seemed to have racks of depth charges....
luke-james's picture
Sep.27.2011
Jonathan Franzen 1 The reader is a friend, not an adversary, not a spectator. 2 Fiction that isn't an author's personal adventure into the frightening or the unknown isn't worth writing for anything but money. 3 Never use the word "then" as a conjunction – we have "and" for this purpose...
SusanVH's picture
Sep.20.2011
I'm excited to officially hang out my editorial services shingle! I've launched Susan VanHecke Editorial Solutions to provide a full range of editorial services to authors, editors, agents, and individuals seeking to create clear, powerful, and compelling communication. I offer: •...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.03.2011
Kafka liked the ladies and he had many relationships. While in the first year of his 'love-of-a-lifetime' affair with Felice Bauer (they were engaged twice but - indeed - never married) he met "The Swiss Girl". In his diaries she was only referred to as W. or G. W. They were together for ten days...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.25.2011
  RELEASE : 11-273    NASA And Tor-Forge Books Partner In Themed Science Fiction Works    GREENBELT, Md. -- In an effort to introduce, inform and inspire readers about NASA, the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. has partnered with Tor-Forge Books to...