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jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Dec.20.2009
Doesn't Tuna for the Apocalypse sound like a great title?  Sort of The Road but with more mayonnaise. I've been trying to figure out how to use it for a few weeks, ever since Michael said to me, "Damn, we have a lot of tuna." And I said, "I'm saving up tuna for the apocalypse."...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Oct.15.2009
Writers live in their heads. What may be travel to you is location-scouting for me. In some ways, I’m never where I am. I’m imagining that place on the page in a future book. It won’t exist until I’ve written about it. I was standing on a deserted bridge across the Rhine in the Swiss town of...
diane-lockward's picture
Sep.30.2009
 Several months ago I wrote a post entitled Online Journals I Admire. One of the journals I included was Sweet: A Literary Confection. Recently, I decided to try the journal with a submission. I'm happy to say that they took one of my poems for the current issue. My poem, Learning to Live Alone, is...
lucy-walsh's picture
Sep.03.2009
I had just typed all this out two seconds ago, and then clicked the wrong thing. And deleted the whole lot! So annoying! Anyway. I'm working on a Steampunk/supernatural novel at the moment, or at least I will be when I've sorted the plot line out. But the point is, I just can't think of what to...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Aug.22.2009
Each of Cara Black’s titles takes her computer-security PI Aimee Leduc on the trail of a murder in a different quartier of Paris -- Montmartre, Clichy, Bastille. Aren't those names alone enough to make you want to read them? The latest is Murder in the Latin Quarter, where Aimee tries to trace a...
kevin-radthorne's picture
Jul.29.2009
Red Room has suggested blog entries on things one might have done differently with one's first book, given the benefit of hindsight. Certainly for me that would be choosing a different title! While all my books use Japanese or Japanese-sounding names, some of these are easier than others for the...
gary-starta's picture
Jul.03.2009
What makes you pick up a book or 'click' on it to learn more or possibly purchase it?   Whether you pick up a hardcover, paperback or click to see more about that new ebook, what makes you take a closer look?   Sometimes it might be the cover. Catchy, eye appealing graphics are like eye...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Jun.06.2009
What comes first for you when you're writing a story? For me, it's often an image or a single sentence, maybe a fragment of dialogue. This morning, though, for some reason, the first thing that came to me was a title. And I'm thinking, "That's great. But where's the story that goes with it?...
nancybrady's picture
Apr.28.2009
My Dad turned 91 yesterday.  It's not a great age, yet still impressive enough considering he is now the oldest one of his siblings as well as the oldest member of the whole family.  Last year my sisters and I promoted a "card shower" for his 90th birthday, and family and friends (and...
louise-marley's picture
Apr.02.2009
A book's title matters.  It really does.  It should catch the eye, be easily memorable, and intimate something about the contents of the book. I learned this the hard way with my lovely title The Maquisarde, which was, as my editor pointed out, the perfect title for the book, but turned out to be...