Tag: advice for authors

Regretfully Yours: 28 Writers on Their Biggest Mistakes

Regretfully Yours: 28 Writers on Their Biggest Mistakes

The noir image of suspender- and deadline-strapped writers sweating onto their typewriters while chain-smoking and throwing back tumblers of alcohol inspiration may be gone with the wind, but the idea of writers as tortured—or neurotic, to use a less glamorous word—is alive and well. One reason for the perennial neurosis is the permanence of the art: you’ve written it, you’ve published it, […]

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Publishing U: How to Balance Your Writing Career with Another Job You Love

Publishing U: How to Balance Your Writing Career with Another Job You Love

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this special Mystery Month installment of our Publishing U series, physician/author Kwei Quartey (Gold of Our Fathers, 2016) explains how he balances medicine with writing and offers advice on keeping your boss, your publisher, and […]

Publishing U: Inspiration for Aspiring Mystery Authors

Publishing U: Inspiration for Aspiring Mystery Authors

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this special Mystery Month installment of our Publishing U series, Rachel Howzell Hall (Trail of Echoes, 2016) offers some motivation and inspiration for aspiring mystery authors who have done their homework and […]

Publishing U: Plotting Middle-Grade Mysteries

Publishing U: Plotting Middle-Grade Mysteries

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this special Mystery Month installment of our Publishing U series, best-selling author and Edgar Award winner Blue Balliett reveals her “hazardous” process for plotting mysteries—one that relies more on assembling the right […]

Publishing U: Writing Killer Dialogue

Publishing U: Writing Killer Dialogue

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this special Mystery Month installment of our Publishing U series, library favorite and multiple award winner Catriona McPherson (Quiet Neighbors, 2016) shares her secrets for writing dialogue that keeps readers turning pages.    The […]

Publishing U: How to Build Community at Your Local Library AND Promote Your Work
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Publishing U: How to Build Community at Your Local Library AND Promote Your Work

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this week’s edition of Publishing U, Maggie Stuckey discusses the creative and library-centric programming she has been using to promote her book.   The library is the new community center—and authors can […]

Publishing U: How to Meet Agents and Editors When You Don’t Live in New York
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Publishing U: How to Meet Agents and Editors When You Don’t Live in New York

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this week’s edition of Publishing U, Linda Joffe Hull (Sweetheart Deal, 2015), an author who lives in Denver, Colorado, explains why, when it comes to getting published, living in the middle of the […]

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Publishing U: How to Write about Sex in Your YA Novel

Publishing U: How to Write about Sex in Your YA Novel

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this latest addition to our Publishing U series, Christa Desir and Carrie Mesrobian, YA authors and co-hosts of The Oral History Podcast, offer heartfelt and indispensable guidance for authors wondering how to […]

Publishing U: Getting Your Self-Published Book into Libraries
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Publishing U: Getting Your Self-Published Book into Libraries

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this latest addition to our Publishing U series, veteran librarian Katie Dunneback offers must-read advice for self-published authors hoping to see their book in library collections.   Congratulations—you’ve published a book! Bask in that […]

Publishing U: Creating Killer Suspense in Psychological Thrillers
By October 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: Creating Killer Suspense in Psychological Thrillers

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this latest addition to our Publishing U series, we receive writing advice from internationally best-selling author John Katzenbach. (His latest, The Dead Student, publishes today.) Read on and discover the difference between grossing your readers […]