Tag: writing process

This Week on Well Read TV: Special “Working with Words” Episode

In this special episode of Well Read, host Elisa Jaffe will be speaking with New York Times best-selling author Garth Stein (A Sudden Light, 2014) and Seattle Times book editor (and Well Read co-host) Mary Ann Gwinn about the writing process. In addition to these interviews, the episode will feature clips from past guests on subjects […]

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Publishing U: Competing with Television

Publishing U: Competing with Television

In the age of technology, some writers feel children’s literature has been overlooked in favor of digital entertainment. Tracey Hecht, author of the forthcoming book, The Nocturnals (Booklist reviewer Kathleen McBroom called it “humorous and well developed”) discusses the approach she and a team of writers took to write a middle-grade novel that could entrance even the most tech-savy […]

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Publishing U: Writing Humor for Middle-Graders
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Publishing U: Writing Humor for Middle-Graders

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 Publishing U master class, Gordon Korman (Criminal Destiny, 2016; Slacker, 2016), an author whose many middle-grade novels have consistently tickled the funny bones of his constituents, explains how imagining his […]

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 […]

25 Books That Help Artists Unleash Creativity

25 Books That Help Artists Unleash Creativity

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye (and a good book list) OK, Dorothy Parker didn’t say the part in parentheses. But she was smart enough to surround herself with interesting people and listen as much as she talked. Everybody’s got something to learn, and creative types are no different. Mary Karr is […]

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Publishing U: Switching Genres – and Audiences
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Publishing U: Switching Genres – and Audiences

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, former adult crime-fiction novelist Derek Nikitas tells us how he switched genres and audiences to write sf for YA.   Derek Nikitas: Tomorrow, my novel Extra […]

Publishing U: Controlling the Flow of Information

Publishing U: Controlling the Flow of Information

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts! In this installment of our Publishing U series, CWA Diamond Dagger–award winning crime writer Simon Brett discusses a topic he’s asked about most often when tutoring writing courses—one that’s especially important for mystery writers.   Simon Brett: As an author, you […]

You’re Doing It Right: Gregg Hurwitz and Lisa Unger Have a Meeting of the Minds

You’re Doing It Right: Gregg Hurwitz and Lisa Unger Have a Meeting of the Minds

I was excited when thriller authors Gregg Hurwitz (Don’t Look Back, 2014) and Lisa Unger (Crazy Love You, 2015) agreed to engage in authorial combat for the latest installment of “You’re Doing It Wrong.” Because they’re friends who bonded on a book tour of Australia, I was sure their time trapped in small spaces would […]

Publishing U: Is It Too Late to Write That Book?
By January 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: Is It Too Late to Write That Book?

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts! In the first post of our Publishing U series, agent Joanna Volpe explores an important question with two of her clients: author-illustrators Lori Nichols and Elizabeth Rose Stanton. As you’ll see, there are many paths […]

When you can’t get the author, bring this book

When you can’t get the author, bring this book

No matter how many books she’s written that your book group loves, Amy Tan probably won’t be able to fit your next discussion into her schedule. What do you do when you can’t get Amy and Edwidge is booked, too? Bring The Secret Miracle by Daniel Alarcon to book group. Mr. Alarcon sent a bazillion […]

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