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The Secrets of Travel Memoir Writing: A Guest Post from Walter Mason - Lee Kofman: Author. Travel has always inspired writing, and the two share a symbiotic relationship.

The Secrets of Travel Memoir Writing: A Guest Post from Walter Mason - Lee Kofman: Author

8 Practical Tips to Avoid Too Much Plot in Your Novel. “It’s the story of two women, a mother and a daughter, who are in love with the same man,” says my friend.

8 Practical Tips to Avoid Too Much Plot in Your Novel

I say, “Oh good! The Best Books Of The 21st Century [Infographic] While the 21st Century is a scant 16 years old this year, it’s already thrown up a number of interesting, moving and undeniably unique works of literature (and also Twilight).

The Best Books Of The 21st Century [Infographic]

This infographic shortlists the best of the best and will help you to choose which book to read next based on your personal preferences. Image by iunewind (Shutterstock). How to Beat Writer’s Block. Trove and the case for radical openness. Facing each other across Lake Burley Griffin are two government buildings collecting information about the lives of Australians.

Trove and the case for radical openness

On one side is the National Library, a concrete and marble edifice inspired by ancient Greek temples and open to the public seven days a week. Facing it are the new ASIO headquarters, the one-way glass exterior symbolising an organisation keen to see everything happening outside, even as it hides everything going on inside. ASIO has been expanding over the last decade. Hungry for ever more information, ASIO and their friends now have warrantless access to metadata relating to every electronic communication in Australia.

Right Place, Right Time: How the Melbourne Voice shuts writers out — Kill Your Darlings Journal. If every city has its own unique culture, it’s also true that most people who grow up in that culture internalise the ideas that are considered important within that particular time and space.

Right Place, Right Time: How the Melbourne Voice shuts writers out — Kill Your Darlings Journal

Melbourne is one of the strongest examples of this that I’ve ever come into contact with. Writers from Melbourne are romanticised as individuals, locations in the city itself are romanticised, and particular concepts that resonate there are prioritised over everything else. Discussions about the concept of Melbourne-centrism have been a strong cause of division in my personal and artistic lives. Whenever I bring it up, people either respond with enthusiastic and empathetic agreement, or derisively tell me I’m ‘just projecting’.

The Shocking Truth About Info Dumps. Books Of My Childhood. Like it is for so many others, each book that I’ve read has found its way into the fabric of my being, has helped form whom I’ve become ~ mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, writer – and who I’ve yet to become.

Books Of My Childhood

Being the youngest of six didn’t allow for much alone time in our home, so I had to be creative in finding a place to call my own. Growing up we had a toy box that my father’s students made for our family. On the Materiality of Writing in Academia or Remembering Where I Put My Thoughts. In this feature essay, Ninna Meier reflects on the materiality of the writing – and re-writing – process in academic research.

On the Materiality of Writing in Academia or Remembering Where I Put My Thoughts

She explores the ways in which our ever-accummulating thoughts come to form layers on the material objects in which we write our notes and discusses the pleasures of co-authorship. This essay originally appeared on LSE Review of Books and is the first in a new series examining the material cultures of academic research, reading and writing. If you would like to contribute to the series, please contact the Managing Editor of LSE Review of Books at lsereviewofbooks@lse.ac.uk. 20 Six-Word Stories That Are Absolutely Heart-Breaking. #7 Gave Me Goosebumps. - BrainJet.com. 1 of 2 Brainjet.com Daily Cerebral Stream Share on Facebook Facebook.

20 Six-Word Stories That Are Absolutely Heart-Breaking. #7 Gave Me Goosebumps. - BrainJet.com

Anatomy of a Discovery: How a Literary Magazine Editor Finds New Writers. I sometimes hear publishing new writers talked about as if it were an occult art.

Anatomy of a Discovery: How a Literary Magazine Editor Finds New Writers

Tea leaves consulted. Sand art made. Building Blocs. This is a Building Blocs piece, by Nicholas J.

Building Blocs

Johnson, on how no writing advice is as helpful as good-old contacts and cronyism. Often, when writers festival moderators need to pad a few minutes at the end of a panel discussion, they’ll ask authors to describe their ‘journey to publication’. I always give the short answer: Nepotism. Why crafting (and telling) your stories makes you happy - Story Wise. Story of My Life: How Narrative Creates Personality. In Paul Murray's novel Skippy Dies, there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis. “‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he says.

“‘What did you expect?’” A friend responds. “Howard ponders this. Finding your Story Thrillometre - Story Wise. How to Write an Exceptional Artist About Me Page. Imagine if you were comparing two products to buy online. Both look nice, but one has a fantastic description that gets you excited about the company and one has a few sentences that aren’t very put together. Which one would you buy? Consider the same question for your art business! Writing a killer Artist About Me Page lets you connect with your audience, builds up your credibility as an artist, and makes your buyers feel more attached to your artwork. How Long Does It Take To Write A Novel?

How long does it take to write a novel? That’s the question I asked myself when I started to outline my second novel, SLEEPING EMBERS OF AN ORDINARY MIND I hear you say: Surely, you already knew! Column by Anne Charnock, author of novel, SLEEPING EMBERS OF AN ORDINARY MIND. The Ideal Schedule to Become a More Productive Writer. How to Balance Writing and Work. MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics. N.B.

The MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics only applies to members of MEAA Media. MEAA can undertake no action or investigation that involves individuals who are not MEAA Media members. MEAA initiated press self-regulation in 1944 when it created the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics that applies to all MEAA Media members. Our code is now the benchmark for professional ethical behaviour across the industry. Critique Partners – Writing Together. The Ethical Pact: Storytelling in Contemporary Autobiography.

81amsterdamangl. The living handbook of narratology. Definition. Arts Law : Article : Legal resources for writers and online publishing tips. Writers should know some legal basics. DEFAMATION ACT 2005 - SECT 25 Defence of justification. Victorian Current Acts. Wutheringink. 7 Questions to Help Writers Set Meaningful Goals. Setting goals. Scream It Until Their Ears Bleed: Pay The Fucking Writers. *twitch* It's Time for Scholars to Take Harper Lee Seriously. While researching To Kill a Mockingbird as a graduate student 16 years ago, I faxed several questions for Harper Lee to McIntosh & Otis, Lee’s literary agency in New York.

The Distance Between our Public and Private Selves — handwritten. Eight Classic Female Bildungsromane You Should Know About If You Don't Already - The Toast. The New Inquiry Vol. 49: Interviews. 10 Lessons Learned Behind the Scenes of a Book Deal. 10 Lessons Learned Behind the Scenes of a Book Deal. 5 Reasons You Should Pitch Your Writing to Smaller Markets. Dorothy Richardson:The Forgotten Virginia Woolf. To Be or Not to Be Agented, That is the Question. Commons. Are Online Images Fair Game to Use On Your Blog? Creative Nonfiction: How To Stay Out Of Trouble. Short Prose Genres: Defining Essay, Short Story, Commentary, Memoir, and Mixed Genre. Creative Nonfiction in Writing Courses. Zoetic Press Submission Manager. Working with Words: Elizabeth Flux. ‘The Anna Karenina Principle: Living In and...

The Struggle Is Real: Freelancing With Chronic Illness (Or Babies, Or Laziness, Or Whatever) - Five Figure Writer. Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes. Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes. The pencil and the damage done. DEFAMATION ACT 2005 - SECT 25 Defence of justification. Who’s afraid of the big bad bluff? Who Pays Writers? – An anonymous, crowdsourced list of which publications pay freelance writers, and how much. Why Review? Because it’s Easier not to. 3 Things I Learned About Writing: Analyzing Maya Angelou's I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS. How to Write a Blog: The 12 Dos and Don'ts of Writing a Blog.

New Author’s Survival Guide. The Struggle Is Real: Freelancing With Chronic Illness (Or Babies, Or Laziness, Or Whatever) - Five Figure Writer. Can a Historical Novel Also Be Serious Literature? What was lost? Why writers should value their working drafts. What was lost? Why writers should value their working drafts. Seven Secret Ingredients of Classics. On Facts in Fiction: Sinkholes and Breadcrumbs. 10 Great Vanishings in Literature: A Reading List from Idra Novey, Author of Ways to Disappear. Five Signs Your Story Is Sexist – Mythcreants. Falling book prices could force authors to abandon their keyboards. Many Voices. Aerogramme Writers' StudioLies, Manuscripts and Icebergs: How I’ve Written Two Novels. Writing Retreats – what can they do for us? 12 Tips for Writing Good Book Reviews. Judge not lest ye be judged.

The #1 Problem With Backstory (and Its Simple Fix) Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 4: Your Character's Ghost. How to Create Character Motivations That Will Rivet Your Readers — She's Novel. Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Lie Your Character Believes. First, Second, and Third Person. Aerogramme Writers' StudioMistakes Writers Make When Submitting to Literary Magazines.

Becoming a Publisher: Patrician Press. Distil every sentence. The #1 Problem With Backstory (and Its Simple Fix) STORYTELLING STRATEGIES: Spotlighting Inner Conflict. BROKEN - a Q&A with Mary Anne Butler - Artback NT. Why You Should Keep A Journal. First, Second, and Third Person. The #1 Problem With Backstory (and Its Simple Fix) Is the Writer’s Only Responsibility to His Art? How to be More Productive. Location, Location, Location. 5 Ways to be a Smart, Gutsy Writer. What Choice Would You Make?: Margaret Atwood & Steve Paulson Discuss Dystopias, Prostibots & Hope. Representing the writer's heart and soul. So you want to write for a living? The Magic Trick. No One Owns The Law. Everyone Owns The Law. PODCAST: Why Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction Is So Hard to Adapt for Film. Interview with Susanna Kaysen (Author of Girl, Interrupted) March, 2014.

Writing by Ear. Being a Writing Coach. Writer Beware®: The Blog: The Fair Contract Initiative. Traditional Publishing, Non-Compete Clauses & Rights Grabs.