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Alice Hoffman: Five amazing tips to help you write your novel

schumanns-dream:

Write lists. Start with random words, choosing the ones you love like oleander and aquamarine. Go on those that cause pinpricks of fear to rise on your skin: sorrow, graveyard, raven, slash. … 
Now sit down and start writing. In your story there may be a girl in a red-hooded sweat shirt climbing over a fence, stumbling past two deer as she leaves your grandmother’s house. She looks like you, but look again. You’re writing fiction. She’s someone brand-new.

I can’t tell you how much I love this

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Formatting Your Manuscript To Send To Publishers

mbwritestips:

Here’s the format guys!

  • black color font
  • 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper
  • double-spaced
  • paragraphs should be indented 
  • one inch margin all around
  • numbered pages in upper right-hand corner
  • spell-check, spell-check, spell-check!!! (the old-fashioned way)
  • title page must have word count, your name, address, phone number and email address (this information should be on the first page of the manuscript)
  • DO NOT STAPLE YOUR PAGES!

Goodluck my lovelies!

- Mina 

source: gotham writer’s workshop

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The Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced this week with Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch taking the Fiction Prize.

The other finalists in the category are The Son by Philipp Meyer and The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis (who just happens to be the uncle of one of my best childhood friends:)

Other winners include “The Flick” by Annie Baker for Drama, and in Poetry, 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri.

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At some point every struggling author finds themselves hungry like the wolf.
6 Hilarious Failures Celebrities Want You to Forget

#5. Neil Gaiman’s First Book Was a Biography of Duran Duran
Early in his career, when Gaiman was just trying to get published to put ramen in the cupboard, he was given the opportunity to write a book about rock music. How cool is that? Of course Gaiman said he’d love to write about some hip, sexy rock band — maybe the Velvet Underground? The publishers laughed and laughed. Apparently the sarcastic air quotes around “rock music” didn’t come across over the phone. He was given a choice between writing his “rock book” about Barry Manilow, Def Leppard, or Duran Duran. He opted for the last one, because he had to live with himself afterward.

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Duran Duran by Neil Gaiman?  YES PLEASE!!!!  

cracked:

At some point every struggling author finds themselves hungry like the wolf.

6 Hilarious Failures Celebrities Want You to Forget

#5. Neil Gaiman’s First Book Was a Biography of Duran Duran

Early in his career, when Gaiman was just trying to get published to put ramen in the cupboard, he was given the opportunity to write a book about rock music. How cool is that? Of course Gaiman said he’d love to write about some hip, sexy rock band — maybe the Velvet Underground? The publishers laughed and laughed. Apparently the sarcastic air quotes around “rock music” didn’t come across over the phone. He was given a choice between writing his “rock book” about Barry Manilow, Def Leppard, or Duran Duran. He opted for the last one, because he had to live with himself afterward.

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Duran Duran by Neil Gaiman?  YES PLEASE!!!!  

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Rachel Carson died on this day in 1964. Celebrate her life and achievements with this reading list:

Silent Spring: The Classic That Launched the Environmental Movement by Rachel Carson

The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson

Courage for the Earth: Writers, Scientists, and Activists Celebrate the Life and Writing of Rachel Carson edited by Peter Mathiessen.

Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson by Amy Ehrlich

Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature by Linda Lear

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