Writer and editor Lisa Abbate of wordmountain.com brings us a recorded interview with veteran literary agent and writer Evan Marshall, who shares writing and marketing tips and strategies and discusses finding an agent in a tough and competitive economy. Feel free to comment and discuss – we’ve managed to get everything working.
We’re still working on the RSS feed for this page, and getting the comments to publish properly. In the meantime, here we are at the end of 2009, looking forward to the new year.
Merry Christmas, Absolute Writers. Your presence is a blessing.
When I was very young, perhaps seven or eight years old, and had only recently discovered science fiction via a box of used paperbacks books in the office/waiting area of my Dad’s auto-shop, my much-adored older sister gave me a boxed set of Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Earthsea Trilogy
My young mind made one of those leaps, upon reading those books, that you try to describe forever after, but the words just don’t seem adequate. I’d read quite a bit of fiction, and fully understood that stories were just that: stories, and not reality.
LeGuin demonstrated elegantly and compassionately that fiction at its best is about what’s true. That realization changed my life.
Happy birthday, Ursula LeGuin. And thank you for how very, very much you’ve given to all of us, over the years.