The screech of streetcars falls silent. Juice trickles from a windfall pomegranate branching— as though a monster had grown through the rails or lung tissue rotted and the bronchi and vessels of a woolly and leathery body were bared. Vladimir goes to Crimea. He is seduced by Alimeh. Alexey...
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareStarting in the summer of last year, self-published authors whose books made it onto Amazon's Movers and Shakers list began to receive solicitations from a publicist named Kerry Jacobson (here's an example).Jacobson, who claimed more than eight years of...
How do you find a ghost writer? Well, there are several places you can look on the Internet, though I don't suggest using the search phrase "ghost writer" - too many other sites such as the one for the movie show up under that term. Try looking under "book ghost writer" or "affordable book...
Michigan Quarterly Review's Winter 2014 issue features quilt art by Rachel May. The issue contains a story from her along with more of her pieces. Although I don't see a link for it on their site yet, you will be able to see her story and art pieces in full color...
the unbearable lightness of being the unbearable lite-ness of being the unbearable blightness of being the unbearable nice™ness of being the unbearable “like”ness of being Milan Kundera opposed using "the unbearable lightness of being" to title the English translation of his...
The Internet has fundamentally and permanently changed the way that people communicate. Blogs are one way where people are able to make their voice heard. Read this article to learn more about running a blog and how you can use it to improve your life. Write new blogs on a regular basis. One of...
It should come as no surprise that walking and yoga—one of which propels her outside, letting her feet and thoughts wander her current city, the other which forces her to slow down, turn inward, and put her “constant circulation of ideas” on hold—are of equal importance to...
This is what you can do today to become a better writer - regardless if you're writing articles, novels, blog posts, letters, poems or anything else. These few tips will prove to be invaluable in excelling your writing!
We are all different, and we all have similarities. Writer's insight is the ability to portray what you have learned and put it into words so that readers anywhere can recognise both themselves and their fellow man, and glean from what you are revealing to them.
Trained by reading hundreds of submissions, editors and agents often make their read/not-read decision on the first page. In a customarily formatted book manuscript with chapters starting about 1/3 of the way down the page (double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point type), there are 16 or 17 lines on...