When I learned that an author I’ll call Ms. Y had a son in the Army, I asked her if she might be interested in reading Pretty Much True… . (At the time, it hadn’t yet been placed with a publisher and was just sitting around in my computer doing nothing.) She responded with “Yes,” but she also asked if I was looking for an endorsement. Continue reading
Sue Grafton isn’t the first to say this, and RJ Keller and I don’t necessarily entirely disagree with her, because self-publishing can be the lazy (or easy) route. However…
In 1987, Joyce Carol Oates was revealed to be Rosamond Smith, the author of Lives of the Twins, a mystery novel slated for publication the same year as You Must Remember This, a “real” Oates novel.
Oates was disappointed to have been discovered–“I wanted to Continue reading
Comedy for writers, by writers.
Everything I know about superheroes (and whatever the Transformers are) came from movies. I’ve watched Spiderman, Superman, Batman, X-Men, and the Green Lantern, but I never read superhero comics as a kid. I was an Archie girl. Continue reading
Inside the Writers’ Studio stresses the importance of writers practicing good time management. Don’t let chip-eating and Ramen house-building happen to you.