Magazine Articles Tagged With writing practices

Author Teddy Wayne Is Bad at Twitter (Not Really), Guide to Writing a Memoir, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.23.13

With tips from Meghan Daum, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Salon offers a guide to writing a memoir; The Love Song of Jonny Valentine author Teddy Wayne discussed the difficulties of self-promotion; David Fincher is in discussions to direct the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling Gone Girl; and other news.

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Lost Manuscripts of Robert Burns Discovered, Julianna Baggott's Pure Will Be Film, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.18.13

The Academy of American Poets has elected Claudia Rankine, Marilyn Nelson, and C. D. Wright to its board of chancellors; the American Booksellers Association added forty new independent bookstores in 2012; poet and novelist Julianna Baggott's bestselling Pure is set for adaptation by Twilight producer Karen Rosenfelt; and other news.

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Remembering Poet and Editor Harvey Shapiro, John McPhee on Structure, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.8.13

Fast Company predicts tablet computers will overtake the laptop market in 2013; novelist Kristopher Jansma looks at the relationship between Elmore Leonard and the television show based on his writing, FX’s Justified; John McPhee reveals what he's learned about structuring a story; and other news.

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Remembering Jayne Cortez, Emily Dickinson Online, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.7.13

Activist poet and performer Jayne Cortez has died in New York at the age of seventy-eight; the New York Times traces the circuitous route to publication for novelist Jenny Offill; the Believer looks at the life and work of Nelson Algren; and other news.

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George Saunders Profile, Most Anticipated Books of 2013, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.4.13

Independent bookstores may now sell Kobo tablets; Joel Lovell profiles master storyteller George Saunders in this weekend's New York Times Magazine; H. P. Lovecraft's advice to young writers; and other news.

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How to Submit Your Novel in 2013, Best Literary Feuds of 2012, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.31.12

GalleyCat explains ways to submit your novel in 2013; today is the last day to vote in the Above and Beyond Award 2013; the New Yorker looks back at the best literary feuds of 2012; and other news.

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The Final Resting Places of the Literary Greats, How to Write a Book Proposal, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.9.12

HarperCollins has handed its distribution business in the United States to commercial printing giant RR Donnelley; Robin Beth Schaer writes of serving aboard the historic ship Bounty, which was lost at sea during Hurricane Sandy; GalleyCat explains why you should write by hand; and other news.

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Don't Look Back: The Problem With Backstory

by Benjamin Percy

The Literary Life

Posted 9.1.12

Benjamin Percy

Fiction writer Benjamin Percy cautions beginning writers to avoid overusing backstory in their fiction, offering strategies for moving the story forward by slipping a character’s history into the dramatic present.

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Poets & Ampersands

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 12.31.11

January/February 2012

For nearly a century, the ampersand has been a key feature of certain strands of American poetry. To understand its history in the genre—and the role it plays for contemporary poets—one must return to the character’s origins.

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Thinking Like an Editor: How to Order Your Poetry Manuscript

by April Ossmann

The Practical Writer

Posted 2.28.11

March/April 2011

Ordering a poetry collection requires the ability to see each poem from a distance as well as analyze the manuscript as a whole. The former executive editor of Alice James Books reveals her strategies for editing a strong book.

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