If you've written your first manuscript, sent it out to beta readers, edited ad nauseum, and finally polished it, the next step will be finding a literary agent to get your work out there. But what exactly does a literary agent do? How do you find them? First of all, here's a quick and informative … Continue reading Literary Agents – How Do They Work?
"The General, speaking one felt with authority, always insisted that, if you bring off adequate preservation of your personal myth, nothing much else in life matters. It is not what happens to people that is significant, but what they think happens to them." Anthony Powell, Books Do Furnish a Room
Encouragement from a community of writers. Coffee. Holding ourselves accountable. Watching a habit form. An idea that we're really, really excited about. The impending deadline of incredible awards and fellowships. Getting really positive feedback from someone who's opinion we respect. Getting really negative feedback and writing just to prove that harsh criticism won't stop us. Being surrounded by … Continue reading What Makes Writers Write?
“If I had a view like this to look down on every day, I would have the energy and inspiration to conquer the world. The trouble is, when you most need such a view, no one gives it to you.” Jennifer Egan, A Visit From The Goon Squad
We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together. We knew that the girls were our twins, that we all existed in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we … Continue reading Quote of the Day