Archive for March, 2009

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We, The Writer on the most precious baby

March 29, 2009

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What’s in a name, other than a title?

March 26, 2009

Can’t really figure the relevance of this article, other than maybe the “news” organization publishing it might have some vested interest in the house that’s publishing the book. It’s basically an advertisement, but publicity is publicity and in the publishing world it’s all about visibility. Regardless, it does speak well of the business savvy of author Joanna Smith Rakoff:

From The New York Observer‘s Leon Neyfakh:

Joanna Smith Rakoff had just turned in a major set of rewrites on her novel, Brooklyn, when her editor at Scribner broke the news to her over dinner that she would have to change its title. It seemed that Irish novelist Colm Tóibín, a Scribner author since 2000 who has been twice short-listed for the Booker Prize, wanted to use it for his forthcoming book, which was scheduled to come out this spring, just a month after Ms. Rakoff’s.

Would the young debut novelist mind terribly getting out of the way?

>>Read the entire piece here

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We, The Writer footage find

March 26, 2009

Look what I found — a cool excerpt from that elusive 1996 doculogue We, The Writer. The picture quality sucks but what Joe Wambaugh, David Brin, Mark Clements and the other authors have to say about the writing process definitely does not.

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Dogs, dragons and Michele Scott

March 25, 2009

Author and SCWC workshop leader Michele Scott (Wine Lovers Mysteries and Equestrian Horse Lovers Mysteries) has a new novel out, Zamora’s Ultimate Challenge (QUAKE/Echelon Press). A modern-day fantasy geared to “tween” readers, Michele discusses her departure from the mystery genre, her career as a prolific novelist and, yes, her dog in this interview at Candid Canine. Be sure to read to the end, and you might just win a free copy of the book. Michele, btw, will be conducting a couple of new workshops debuting at the Irvine conference come September. More on that later!

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award entry

March 25, 2009

An excerpt from writer and longtime SCWC conferee Debra Marshall’s terrific novel, White is for Goodbye, has made the quarterfinals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition, general literature. As we all know, the best way to support a writer is to buy her book. In this instance, however, simply download an excerpt here for free and Debra’s increased “sales,” coupled with reviews improves her chances of publication.

Next time it could be you, so support the SCWC by supporting another writer!

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Stranger Than Fiction (#2)

March 10, 2009

I’m going to do something unusual for today’s installment of “Stranger Than Fiction”. That is, I’m going to ask you to look below the jump for the subject matter. It’s a little … uh … sensitive.
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ATTENTION MUSIC FANS

March 5, 2009

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