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Engine Assemby: Learning the Mechanics of Writing

Pub Date: Aug 2, 1999 | Columnist: Ginnie Bivona

Insights from professional editors and agents Engine Assemby: Learning the Mechanics of Writing Ginnie Bivona Acqusitions Editor, Republic of Texas Press August, 1999 Picture yourself standing at the open door of your garage. Spread out in front of you are the thousands of parts of an eight cylinder engine. You have to put it together. By Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch: One From Column A…

Pub Date: Aug 1, 1999 | Columnist: Don Whittington

A monthly column of wit, insight, irreverance and inspiration by a published author and veteran of the publishing trenches. The Ink-Stained Wretch Don Whittington August, 1999 One From Column A…   Say a guy pulls a gun and points it at you. At that moment you have several choices open to you.   —You can Read more »

Do Writers Still Need New York?

Pub Date: Aug 1, 1999 | Columnist: Susan Mary Malone

A monthly column written by an Authorlink! contributing editor. We welcome your questions, comments and input to this page. ASK THE EDITOR Do Writers Still Need New York? By Susan Malone August, 1999   Publishing is in flux—an understatement if ever one existed. This industry is in the midst of some of the greatest changes since Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch: “My Ordeal”

Pub Date: Jul 2, 1999 | Columnist: Don Whittington

A monthly column of wit, insight, irreverance and inspiration by a published author and veteran of the publishing trenches. The Ink-Stained Wretch Don Whittington June, 1999 "My Ordeal"   It began like so many things do, with me waking up. I yawned, and went back to sleep, of course, but that's of little matter here.&nbsp Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch: WRITING INTO THE MILLENNIUM

Pub Date: Jul 1, 1999 | Columnist: Susan Mary Malone

A monthly column of wit, insight, irreverance and inspiration by a published author and veteran of the publishing trenches. The Ink-Stained Wretch Don Whittington July, 1999 WRITING INTO THE MILLENNIUM   I am supposed to talk about what it will take to get published in the new millennium. How I'm supposed to know this is Read more »

What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

Pub Date: Jul 1, 1999 | Columnist: Susan Mary Malone

A monthly column written by an Authorlink! contributing editor. We welcome your questions, comments and input to this page. ASK THE EDITOR What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up By Susan Malone July, 1999   We’ve been discussing in recent columns the ways to find an agent, break into publishing, when to take criticism Read more »

Developing a Fierce Eye For Focusing Your Manuscript

Pub Date: Jun 1, 1999 | Columnist: Noah Lukeman

"The principles of staying focused can be applied to chapters, paragraphs and even individual sentences." —Noah Lukeman, author of the soon-to-be-released book, The First Five Pages: A Writers Guide to Getting out of the Slush Pile (SIMON & SHUSTER, JAN. 2000)   Developing a Fierce Eye For Focusing Your Manuscript Noah Lukeman, President Lukeman Literary Management, Ltd, New Read more »

Finding the Right Agent

Pub Date: Jun 1, 1999 | Columnist: Susan Mary Malone

A monthly column written by an Authorlink! contributing editor. We welcome your questions, comments and input to this page. ASK THE EDITOR Finding the Right Agent By Susan Malone June, 1999   Probably the most frequent question I get (along with most agents and editors), is "How do I find the right agent?" This question gets Read more »

Skiing the Slippery Slopes of Publishing

Pub Date: May 1, 1999 | Columnist: Susan Mary Malone

A monthly column written by an Authorlink! contributing editor. We welcome your questions, comments and input to this page. ASK THE EDITOR "Skiing the Slippery Slopes of Publishing " By Susan Malone May, 1999 Writers are bombarded these days with a plethora of ways in which to improve their craft, and often deciding which method is Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch: “The Writer’s Desk”

Pub Date: Apr 1, 1999 | Columnist: Don Whittington

A monthly column of wit, insight, irreverance and inspiration by a published author and veteran of the publishing trenches. The Ink-Stained Wretch Don Whittington April/May, 1999 "The Writer's Desk" One of the things I like to do when I visit another writer's home is look at their working space.  Every writer is different, of course, but Read more »