Why I think people write children's books
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Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months....– Tom Waits (via ceedling)
How to Develop a Comp Titles List
Chances are, whether you’re submitting to agents or self-publishing, you’ll be asked at some point what books are similar to yours. If you’re not prepared to rattle off three or four similar titles or authors, then you’re going to have a much harder time… View Post shared via WordPress.com
White Bean Soup lunch →
Woke up ravenous and thinking about lunch already. Wondering if I should make white bean soup and get a baguette to sop up the broth. (Photo Petrina Tinslay)
Penguin Sues Authors In Breach Of Contracts In The...
Check out the new In The News post Today’s news comes from a different source: The Smoking Gun‘s Buster column. Penguin is going after authors they paid advances to but didn’t receive drafts or completed manuscripts when the deadline came. To me this sounds straightforward: an author… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Barnes & Nobles' New Tablets:The Nook HD and The...
Barnes & Noble is looking to reclaim some of the ground they lost to Amazon by turbo-charging their Nook designs. The new tablets are supposed to capture the market just below the iPad (info for Nook HD here). I own a Nook Color, purchased a few years ago… View Post shared via WordPress.com
College Essays for Purchase, No Kindle in...
Today’s news is from the NYT and the WSJ. First up is Charles Dameron’s WSJ review of A Man for All Semesters, an expose by a man who provides students with essays and papers on a number of topics. The students turn in the papers as their own work at the… View Post shared via WordPress.com
The 50 Shades Soundtrack, Moby-Dick Big Reads, The...
Check out the new post In The News Today’s news is from the WSJ and the NYT. The WSJ reports that E. L. James, the brain behind the wildly successful 50 Shades of Grey, is releasing a soundtrack. It will feature 15 classical pieces selected by the author. Just what we wanted: to have… View Post shared via WordPress.com
CUNY's Bid to Cut Writing Class Time, French...
Check out the new post In the News The news today is from the NYT and the WSJ. The NYT reports that the CUNY English departments are up in arms over a change in policy. There was a plan to scaled back basic writing courses from four hours down to three per week at Queensborough Community… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Woman's Day Magazine turns 75 and Prevention...
Check out the new In The News post Today’s news comes from the NYT. It’s a light news day today. Woman’s Day magazine turns 75 and is celebrating with an anniversary issue (scheduled for October) and a free event in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. They’re offering cooking and… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Jennifer Dubois On Writing, No Wal-Mart for New...
Today’s news comes from the WSJ (no home delivery of the NYT for me on Saturdays). Novelist Jennifer Dubois has a wonderful piece in the word craft column about the power of description. Specifically it focuses on the challenge the writer has when… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Blogger Suppression in Vietnam, In Cold Blood...
Today’s news comes from the WSJ and the NYT. The WSJ reports that in Hanoi, Vietnam’s officials are increasing scrutiny of blogs that are critical to their leadership. Government investigators are being ordered to arrest the operators of three websites… View Post shared via WordPress.com
The iPhone 5 and The Godfather of Comics In the...
Check out the new post— In the News Today’s news is on the lights side; nothing jumped out at me as significantly newsworthy as relates to books or technology. The WSJ and the NYT report on the iPhone 5. It’s longer than the 4s, has a different charger, and will run on 4G. I’ve never been… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Book Critic's Regrets, Navy SEAL Book Fallout, and...
The majority of the news comes from the WSJ this morning, though the NYT certainly makes a few appearances. The WSJ has a wonderful article this morning about book critics regretting reviews they wrote. There’s even an event called Revise & Recant where… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Kindle Fire Non-Ads, Google Glasses, Little...
There’s tech news and changes at two literary institutions. The WSJ’s Greg Bensinger reports that Kindle Fire owners don’t have to see the ads that sometimes pop up on their lock screens and screen savers. Has anyone done the math to see what it would… View Post shared via WordPress.com