Posts tagged Writers
Posts tagged Writers
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
Leslie Jamison at McNally-Jackson, 4/16/14
Here’s the format guys!
- black color font
- 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper
- 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!
source: gotham writer’s workshop
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(via The Writer’s Journey)
At some point every struggling author finds themselves hungry like the wolf.
#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.
Duran Duran by Neil Gaiman? YES PLEASE!!!!
Rachel Carson died on this day in 1964. Celebrate her life and achievements with this reading list:
Very Important Post for writers and agents
I created a playlist for writers on 8tracks last year and now it has been given a Gold certification. I’m beyond chuffed, if you haven’t listened to it yet and would like to please follow this link @8tracks: Writers Songs by awriterslife.
It’s going well……