The Craft of Writing: How Crucial It Is to Maintain a Daily Practice
skyword.com – Wednesday November 15, 2017
Long before I was a freelance writer, I wrote fiction. One of the key things I learned from my writing mentor, the late novelist Les Plesko, was the importance of writing daily. “Write every day, even on your birthday,” he would say with a toothless grin. Maintaining such a practice is crucial in your success as a writer.
New Magazine Listing
firstwriter.com – Wednesday November 15, 2017
Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry;
Areas include: Short Stories;
Preferred styles: Literary
Annual literary magazine publishing fiction and nonfiction up to 3,000 words, and poems up to one page. See website for full submission guidelines and to submit via online submission system.
New Literary Agency Listing
firstwriter.com – Tuesday November 14, 2017
Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction; Scripts
Areas: Adventure; Autobiography; Biography; Crime; Historical; Literature; Mystery; Romance; Sci-Fi; Suspense; Theatre; Thrillers; Women's Interests
Markets: Adult; Youth
Treatments: Contemporary; Experimental; Literary; Mainstream
Send one-page query using form on website. No reading fees or expenses charged.
On writing: nine quotes from classic authors
blog.oup.com – Monday November 13, 2017
You’ve gotten through the first week of National Novel Writing Month. Have you’ve been hitting your word count? Writing 1,665 words every day may not sound like a lot, but sitting down in front of a blank page each day begins to feel like a struggle. Find some inspiration from these Oxford World’s Classics authors!
Abrams Artists Agency Adds Michael Brooks, Ryan Levee & Derek Blum As Agents
deadline.com – Saturday November 11, 2017
New Literary Agency Listing
firstwriter.com – Friday November 10, 2017
Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction
Areas: Adventure; Current Affairs; Fantasy; Historical; Science; Sci-Fi; Suspense; Thrillers
Markets: Adult; Children's; Youth
Treatments: Commercial; Literary
Accepts electronic submissions only. Send email with the word "Query" in the subject line, and the first ten pages of your manuscript or proposal in the body of the email. No attachments, or queries for film, TV, or stage scripts.
Publishers experiment with audiobook-only productions
chicagotribune.com – Wednesday November 8, 2017
A growing number of publishers are skipping books entirely and going straight to audio — at least some of the time.
Anthony Goff, senior vice president of content development and audio publisher at Hachette Audio, makes the trend sound a bit like looting the mansion for hidden treasure. “We’re asking our best-selling authors, and all of our authors, about old stories, short stories that were never published, plotlines that changed,” he says. “Things they might find in their desk drawer that they could record in audio.”
Dragonsâ€™ Den aims to give writers a leg up
portsmouth.co.uk – Wednesday November 8, 2017
A DRAGONS’ DEN-style writer event is being held in Portsmouth this month.
Literary agents and editors are coming to the city to sign up writers to their agencies.
Trick Yourself Into Writing Well by Telling Yourself to Write Badly
lifehacker.com – Sunday November 5, 2017
One of the best things about NaNoWriMo, or any terrifying deadline, is that it forces you to write quickly. (Hello, procrastinators.) If you’re writing quickly—if writing quickly is your stated goal—then you don’t have time to do the number one thing that interrupt your writing flow: think about whether what you’re writing is good.
The secret of how to write a bestseller
independent.co.uk – Saturday November 4, 2017
The one thing that stops people being good writers is the myth that there is such a thing as good writing, says Andy Martin. The point of the creative writing course is to get you over the delusion.