5 Writing Tips: Jeff VanderMeer

"But at some point, no matter how good your partial or rough draft is, you may also have to methodically test your novel—in all ways, from the structure down to the paragraph level." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Writing Tips: Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden, author of 13 books, including "Black Hawk Down" and the riveting new true crime book "The Last Stone," shares some writing tips, including "scenes are gold." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Writing Tips: Laura Lippman

Edgar-winner Lippman shares five writing tips, including "show up on a regular basis." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Writing Tips: Harlan Coben

Bestselling author Harlan Coben shares his five writing tips, including "Write like there is a knife against your throat." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Writing Tips: Donald Ray Pollock

The author of the delightfully twisted new novel, "The Heavenly Table," shares five writing tips. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Writing Tips: Ann Packer

Tips from the bestselling author of "The Dive From Clausen's Pier" and the new novel "The Children's Crusade." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Tips for Writing a Memoir

Will Boast: "If fiction is the art of invention, memoir is the art of selection and arrangement." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Writing Tips: Max Brooks

The author of "World War Z" and "The Harlem Hellfighters" says it's okay to have over 200 drafts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Writing Tips: Dinaw Mengestu

"Be generous to your characters: kill them, save them, break their hearts and then heal them." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How to write a book – top tips for National Novel Writing Month

Welcome to NaNoWriMo! MG Leonard (who wrote her first book Beetle Boy in six months, one hour a day) has tips on how to do it. And it starts with writing EVERY SINGLE DAY NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and takes place every November. It’s for anyone thinking about writing a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ann and Jeff VanderMeer on Fantasy’s Influence on Today’s Literature

At Electric Literature, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer take a look at fantasy’s impact on comtemporary pop culture, in their introduction to the new collection, The Big Book of Modern Fantasy. “Fantasy becomes something of use to a writer to make a political or social statement,” they write. “It’s not... Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-07-20 20:30:05 UTC ]
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Holly Jackson: 'My top writing tip is to study the craft of screenwriting'

Holly Jackson answers our questions about her debut novel, A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (Egmont), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-28 07:49:12 UTC ]
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5 Tips for Adding Humor to a Self-Help Book

Self-help books should be helpful, but bestsellers tend to offer humor too. Here are five tips for adding humor to a self-help book. The post 5 Tips for Adding Humor to a Self-Help Book by Amy Fish appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2020-03-17 17:22:33 UTC ]
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Follow these 5 tips if you want to make a career pivot

Don’t rely on traditional job listings and applicant tracking systems. Pivoting mid-career to a different profession is far from straightforward. Though I began my career in academia as a Classics PhD, I then pivoted to a job as a digital media specialist at a digital marketing agency. After... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-01-20 05:00:12 UTC ]
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Ann and Jeff VanderMeer On Classic Fantasy, Fearsome Ducks, and Dead Astronauts

In this episode, taped live at the Miami Book Fair, writer Jeff VanderMeer and editor Ann VanderMeer talk to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about editing The Big Book of Classic Fantasy anthology, historical understandings of fantasy, editing beyond... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-05 09:48:07 UTC ]
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How Jeff and Ann VanderMeer picked stories for their new Big Book of Classic Fantasy.

Imagine being ushered into a vast and palatial room on a sumptuous estate to rival Versailles… and before you, across a golden table, lies a smorgasbord of delights. A banquet fit for a king, a queen, or even an emperor. As you gaze upon this wonder, you’re told you may eat only one meal from […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-02 19:16:57 UTC ]
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Acorn Intelligence’s 5 top tips for winning with sponsored brands

Acorn Intelligence's co-founder Ross Caveille shares his top tips for working successfully with sponsored brands. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pro tip: Do not drag J.K. Rowling and her writing room

"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction," Virginia Woolf wrote in a famous 1929 essay. British businessman Arron Banks apparently disagrees, and he incurred the wrath of fans of "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling after mocking the author on Twitter for having... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jeff Kinney launches diary writing competition

Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney has launched a diary writing competition for children with his publisher Puffin and the National Literacy Trust. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jeff VanderMeer on the biggest dystopia of spring, 'America War' by Omar El Akkad

What would it look like if America went to war with itself over oil, against a backdrop of devastation from the effects of climate change? The dystopian “American War,” a debut novel by journalist Omar El Akkad, makes such catastrophic “what if?” scenarios personal via an intimate portrait of a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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