Sunday, May 30, 2010

Profile of a Successful Writer

Sunday, May 30, 2010
So what does it take to be a successful writer?

Jane Friedman--editor and media maven for Writer's Digest--posted a fantastic piece on Writer Unboxed (a blog about the craft and business of fiction) that outlines the defining characteristics of a writer who shows promise. Surprisingly, she often doesn't even need to read a word... for her it's more about attitude.

Read the full post here

You also may want to check out Jane's award-winning blog There Are No Rules, which covers all things writing and publishing as it is changing and evolving.

SOS ~ kg

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Rumpus Book Club

Sunday, May 23, 2010
The author Stephen Elliott (The Adderall Diaries, Happy Baby) is launching a book club via his online literary magazine site "The Rumpus." It's a pretty interesting concept... The Rumpus Book Club will be distributing books pre-publication--either hard covers or advanced reader copies--allowing readers to engage in a fresh discussion about a book before the media world has put its spin on it.

First up: Josh Brandon's forthcoming book Citrus County, published by McSweeney's.

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