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The 5-Question [Author] Interview: Alan Jacobson

Notice: Undefined index: output in /home/mereditr/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_189/lib/functions/post_images.php on line 178 There’s so much that goes into writing a strong novel that the dangerous part, early in your career, is not knowing what you don’t know. Show More Summary

A writer’s meditation: Stop resisting failure, stop fighting failure, stop fighting your resistance to failure

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The 5-Question [Author/Journalist] Interview: Sam Apple

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The 5-Question [Memoirist/Journalist] Interview: Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell

Notice: Undefined index: output in /home/mereditr/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_189/lib/functions/post_images.php on line 178 “I always ask myself if that part of my story will harm others and if so, is it necessary for the story’s...Show More Summary

The 5-Question [Memoir Author] Interview: Jen A. Miller

Notice: Undefined index: output in /home/mereditr/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_189/lib/functions/post_images.php on line 178 “I like being slightly uncomfortable when I’m writing about something….It forces me to dig deeper and learn more than I’d probably ever use in the piece.” — Jen. Show More Summary

The Fiction Writer and The Muse

Notice: Undefined index: output in /home/mereditr/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_189/lib/functions/post_images.php on line 178 To celebrate Kim’s debut novel PEOPLE WHO KNEW ME, here’s vintage Hooper as she writes about writing. Show More Summary

5 Ways To Market A Memoir When No-One Knows Who You Are

As writers, we often feel like we are howling into the wind, throwing our words out into the world with no one listening.  But there are ways that you can attract an audience even if you're just starting out. In today's article, journalist and memoir author Andrew Emery shares his tips. The chances are, you’ve […]

Kirk Clawes, LitReactor's Co-Founder And Technical Lead, Passed Away Last Night

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The LitReactor family is gutted. News by Rob Hart It is with an incredible amount of regret and sadness that we have to announce our site's technical lead and co-founder, Kirk Clawes, died in his sleep last night. We learned the news from his girlfriend. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Scenes From The First 10 Anita Blake Books

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Ten stand-out scenes from the first ten books in Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series. Vampires, zombies, and werewolves -- oh my! Column by Annie Neugebauer I’ve been obsessed with Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series since I was a teenager. Show More Summary

Hugh Hefner On Writing, Voice and Magazine Success

In the August 1964 Writer’s Digest, former WD Editor Kirk Polking profiled Playboy and its 38-year-old founder, Hugh Hefner, who had celebrated the first decade of his ground-breaking publication the year before. On Sept. 27, 2017, the pioneering publisher passed away at 91 years old. Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Margaret Greenberg

“7 Things I’ve Learned So Far” (this installment written by Margaret Greenberg, co-author of PROFIT FROM THE POSITIVE) is a recurring column where writers at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice and instruction, as...Show More Summary

Successful Query: Jennieke Cohen & Agent Jennifer Unter

This post is part of a series called Successful Queries. It features actual query letter examples to literary agents that were successful for authors. In addition to the query letter, you’ll also see the thoughts from the writer’s literary agent as to why the letter worked. Show More Summary

‘I Am Myself, You See’

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Portrait of the Artist as the Virgin of Guadalupe is a three-part series, a post-modern triptych by Yolanda López in which she casts herself, her mother, and her grand-mother as the iconic Mary. I return to the work repeatedly, each time tumbling through its surface and back like a latter-day Alice searching for the sides […]

Top 5 Mistakes Of Indie Authors With Ricardo Fayet From Reedsy

Learn from the most common mistakes that indie authors make and save yourself time, money and heartache in today's show with Ricardo Fayet from Reedsy. In the introduction, I mention my thoughts on the Independent Publishers Guild autumn conference and what we can learn from print-focused retailers. Plus, Audible expands into a Canada-specific site, Siri […]

How Watching TV And Movies The Right Way Can Revolutionize Your Writing

We're living in a golden age of TV and movies, with more channels and more quality stories than we can ever watch, many of them based on adaptations of books – both fiction and non-fiction.  But many writers feel guilty about watching film and TV, because shouldn't you be doing something more useful towards your […]

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 412

For today’s prompt, write a name tag poem. The poem could be about a literal name tag (I’ve written one about a pencil before, so why not? But it could also be a poem that includes your name (kind of like a traditional ghazal includes the poet’s name in the final line). Show More Summary

Word counts for manuscripts

You may already have this information, but it bears repeating. Reedsy has compiled an article on the word counts for various forms of fiction. More than that, they explain how various word counts work in the publishing and agenting world....

Planting the Magic Beans of Story

3 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Tonight, I watched the latest episode of Outlander.  It’s an intense, painful, powerfully romantic story and this particular stretch is painful.  But I, along with millions and millions of others, am riveted, as deeply invested in what happens to these two as if they are my best friends. Or… really, me. I spent the summer […]

Owen King Talks 'Sleeping Beauties' and Collaborating With His Father

3 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

He's also adapting Clive Barker's "The Great and Secret Show" with Josh Boone. Interview by Max Booth III Owen King first came onto the scene with his 2005 collection, We’re All in This Together. He released his first novel, Double Feature,...Show More Summary

Tom Perrotta is My Favorite Existential Uncle

3 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look through the bibliography of the excellent Tom Perrotta. Column by Christoph Paul Photo y Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 3.0 Many families have that uncle who gets invited over for Thanksgiving and doesn't quite fit in. The black sheep, who doesn’t understand the concept of polite conversation or hold any of the same values as your family. Show More Summary

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