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lee-romano-sequeira's picture
Sep.03.2013
“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” ~ Steven Wright A little over four years ago (HOLY SH!T, it’s been 4 years!) I began with my Madness blog’s opening line: “They say insanity is the spice of life, right?  Got it – chock full, in fact…”  Yup, it...
ron-mcelroy's picture
Nov.06.2012
It took me more than two years to write a book that told the whole story. Alan pushed me to write about my family and especially my Hawaiian mother’s experience on the Islands and mainland. Not many Americans really know the story of Hawaii and what happened to the indigenous people who lived...
ron-mcelroy's picture
Nov.06.2012
Writing has become really important to me. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always had a lot of thoughts, ideas and feelings buzzing around my head. Like why is my mom yelling at me, where did Dad go this morning, how can I be more like my big brother Bill. In fact when I first started putting all...
jennifer-lyn-king's picture
Apr.04.2012
  au·thor/ˈôTHər/ : A. The writer of a book, article, or other text. b. One who practices writing as a profession. Author: A Video by Jennifer Lyn King One day about six years ago, I was deep in the process of writing my first book, and the UPS man pulled up at my house. He brought a...
nina-amir's picture
Mar.27.2012
Lately I've been spending a lot of time on planning. Like a lot of writers, I set out to simply write. My degree in magazine journalism turned me into an editor as well as a writer.  And when I was asked to edit a book for someone, I became a book editor as well as magazine editor. I later...
jennifer-niven's picture
Mar.15.2012
There’s a very strange something that happens when you finish a book. Call it Writer’s Postpartum, but it is a kind of mourning/grieving/losing-your-best-friend/wandering-about-the-house-without-a-purpose feeling. It’s the feeling that something is missing, that something is not quite right...
jennifer-niven's picture
Jan.19.2012
To be honest, if I’m going for pure historical accuracy, most days I’m working like twelve dogs pulling the Iditarod, racing against the clock to get everything done. But, even so, there are those other days– the darker ones– when the ideas don’t seem to come no matter how long you sit at your...
jennifer-niven's picture
Jan.17.2012
I have always wanted to be a private detective, ever since the days I collected Charlie’s Angels cards and pretended to be Kelly Garrett on the playground of Westview Elementary School. Once, a few years ago, I even looked into some part-time detecting work, in an attempt to realize that long-...
jennifer-niven's picture
Dec.12.2011
“Don’t burn over criticism. Stand up to it like a man.” – Carole Lombard One of the most important things you can learn as a writer is to take notes. I don’t mean dictation– I mean the editorial notes you will get, at some point in your career, from your editor, your agent, your publisher,...
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...