A good author/literary agent relationship can be as potent and rewarding as a good marriage.
Learn how to listen for your genuine voice as you silence that demon, The Faux Writer, who may persistently be trying to intrude.
I encourage you to keep writing, for your writing may actually be a remedy for the sorrow, fear, confusion, empty-headedness, and aching hearts — yours and others’.
A question that comes up in every writing class I teach and with nearly every client, is this: Is every story worth telling? I say the answer is yes — with an asterisk.
It is critical to learn how, when, and why to rely on an editor’s experience and wisdom. Too often what could and should be a beautiful partnership turns into a struggle, for both the writer and the editor.
Independent publishing has been around for as long as publishing itself, but what is new about it is how it is flourishing. Today the question of what to do with your manuscript is “context dependent,” meaning that the right path will vary depending on the book, the audience, and the year.
In every memoir and personal essay class I teach, one anxiety-arousing subject always comes up: How can I be sure this is true? Students ask the question. The question calls for conversation, and I usually begin that conversation with a larger question: Why are you writing a memoir?