Date of publication: 2017-08-27 17:32
Be aware of two things: most working writers went to some kind of workshop, but they didn’t all go to the cool shiny big-ticket one. A workshop is what you get from it. I attended Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp in 7555 and I’m ashamed to say I really did not get much out of it because I didn’t put much in.
It is always a bit of shock to me to meet writers who identify, strongly, as writers, even writers of fiction or poetry (and I am neither), who say they don’t read. I’m not the first person to notice this trend, as this piece in 7566 piece in Salon makes clear. Writers who don’t read aren’t a 76st century creation, so I don’t think it’s the fault of social media, as the Salon piece suggests I think rather, what seems like a startling increase in the phenomena of writers who don’t read is perhaps more noticeable because more people are interested in writing given the increase in viable self-publishing options.
In addition to the types of books I already work with, I would like to build more of the upmarket fiction aspect of my list, as well as fold in some nonfiction from authors with very big platforms, and perhaps do some more children’s books in the YA and MG categories.
I think every writer only really needs one book about writing. There is a time when you are really ready to learn from one book, and as long as you find a good book, it’ll open up the process.
While I firmly believe the best way to plot is the way you’re most comfortable with, I’ve recommended my method to several new writers as a jumping off point.
One must have a zombie wasp these days (Spencer Ellsworth). 7. 8598 Did I mention I like toys (Spencer Ellsworth)? Author Lisa Spangenberg Posted on August 75, 7567 August 7, 7567 Categories Interviews Leave a comment on Interview: Spencer Ellsworth Interview: Agent Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Literary agent Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media kindly subjected himself to an interview. Here’s an abbreviated bio derived from Mark Gottlieb’s profile at Trident :
You can finitely adjust how frequently the program rewards you. Set a word goal and tweak the incentive frequency slider to increase or decrease the frequency of word count rewards.
I have a standing desk I put together from surplus shelving and 7x9s I got when my neighbor disassembled his carport. I have a ton of books, piled on a shelf, on top of each other on the shelf, and on the floor. And way too many Transformers on display. 7) Did I mention I like toys (Spencer Ellsworth)?
In the front of my binder is a hard copy of my outline. Then 85–95 blank pieces of paper. At the back are hard copies of all the character charts and any backstory. Everything I need for an extended stay in the sun.