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THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS

We, You, I: The Wives of Los Alamos and 7 Other Books that Mess Around with Narrative Mode

We, You, I: The Wives of Los Alamos and 7 Other Books that Mess Around with Narrative Mode

The Wives of Los Alamos, the debut novel from TaraShea Nesbit out today, has a hook that’s hard to ignore: Set among the makeshift homes and barbed-wire fences of a New Mexico military base, it explores the collective experience of a […]

by × February 25, 2014 ×

FOR WRITERS

The MFA in a Box

The MFA in a Box

So now that the whole “New Year, New You” thing has worn off, you’re second guessing your resolution to go back to school for your MFA, aren’t you? You started crunching the numbers. Your mom asked if you were bored. […]

by × January 30, 2014 ×

GIFT GUIDES

The Best Non-Book Gifts for Writers

The Best Non-Book Gifts for Writers

“The only thing we have to fear,” President Roosevelt once said, “is fear itself.” But when you’re dating, friends with, or related to a writer, you know firsthand there’s much more to be afraid of. Charm your way out of […]

by × December 18, 2013 ×

NANOWRIMO

5 Great Books Too Short for NaNoWriMo

5 Great Books Too Short for NaNoWriMo

If you’re one of the stalwart few who struggled up the 50,000-word summit during National Novel Writing Month, you likely have a new appreciation for the mountain of words it takes to make a book.  And the potentially dispiriting thing about that climb? As […]

by × December 4, 2013 ×

NANOWRIMO

11 Books on Writing for Your Post-NaNoWriMo Slump

11 Books on Writing for Your Post-NaNoWriMo Slump

If, at this moment, you’re ready to light fire to that steaming pile of mess that you called your NaNoWriMo project, don’t. If, at this moment, you’re poised to push SEND on an email to a New York literary agent […]

by × December 2, 2013 ×

NANOWRIMO

10 Signs Someone You Know is Doing National Novel Writing Month

10 Signs Someone You Know is Doing National Novel Writing Month

Many of us who take part in National Novel Writing Month enjoy shouting from the rooftops that we’ve accepted the heady challenge of writing a 50,000-word novel during the 30 days of November—but others are more secretive about it. If […]

by × November 12, 2013 ×

NANOWRIMO

8 Bestsellers Started During National Novel Writing Month

8 Bestsellers Started During National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month starts today, kicking off that time of year when the insane among us commit to writing 50,000 words in 30 days (if you’re doing the math, that’s roughly 1,667 words a day). The name is kind of a […]

by × November 1, 2013 ×

BOOKS THAT MADE US CRY

Funny Books about Dying Teens

Funny Books about Dying Teens

Cancer is no joke. Or so not one but two agents told me a few years ago, when I shared with them a book idea I’d been working on, a new young adult novel about a teenage girl whose mother […]

by × October 8, 2013 ×

WRITING

The Most Obnoxious People in Your Writing Group

The Most Obnoxious People in Your Writing Group

I like to believe that writing groups are an all-around good thing. Why else would you dedicate your Saturday mornings to near-perfect strangers, if not for the chance to give and glean some honest, thoughtful advice on writing? After you’ve […]

by × September 25, 2013 ×