ETA: Submitomancy fell short of the funding goal, unfortunately, so isn’t going to happen. (Thank you, Zac, for your suggestion that we add a note about the project’s status.) Guest Post by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley I first experienced the magical power of recent responses on Absolute Write. I had just started sending out my first novel … Read more
Dive Into The World of Thrillers at THRILLERFEST Guest Post, by Alma Katsu If you write commercial fiction and are looking for a great writing conference, I recommend you check out the International Thriller Writers (ITW) annual event, ThrillerFest. It’s a four-day extravaganza held every year in early July in New York City, close to the … Read more
May your Christmas be bright and may your path bring you to a place of warmth, love, and closeness. And may the coming New Year hold joys beyond counting. Thank you for being here!
I just got this press release, so I thought I’d pass it along to all of you. ODYSSEY WRITING WORKSHOP ANNOUNCES ITS 18th SUMMER SESSION About Odyssey Since its founding in 1996, Odyssey has become one of the most respected workshops in the fantasy, science fiction, and horror writing community. Odyssey is for developing writers … Read more
Guest Post by Anne Emerick It’s a secret many writers try to hide, the negative emotions they feel upon hearing of another writer’s success. When you believe you should be applauding other writers’ accomplishments, it can be horrifying to realize that instead you feel jealous, envious of their success, resentful that they achieved a goal … Read more
You can read more about it here. In the meantime, what’s on the ALA banned and challenged list that you’ve read and loved? The books on this list are books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century that have been the target of ban attempts. F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great … Read more
So I’ve had a fabulous email exchange this week with writer Elizabeth West, who has recently started running the author-advertiser program for The-Cheap.net. I asked her to send me a release about a holiday promotion they’re doing, because I thought it might be of interest to a number of you AWers out there looking for … Read more
There’s still time! What is a write-a-thon, anyway? It’s just like a walk-a-thon. But instead of walking, we’re writing, and instead of making pledges per mile, we’re making pledges per word, chapter, or story. Writers get support, encouragement and motivation, and the option of joining a team with a writing mentor! Those who care about … Read more