Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff

Engine Assemby: Learning the Mechanics of Writing

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...

The Ink-Stained Wretch: One From Column A…

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...

Do Writers Still Need New York?

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...

The Ink-Stained Wretch: “My Ordeal”

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...

The Ink-Stained Wretch: WRITING INTO THE MILLENNIUM

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...

What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

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...

Denise Roy, Editor at Simon & Schuster

My mother, a children’s librarian, read to me in the womb, so my relationship with words and books dates back to before I was born. Frances the badger (BREAD AND JAM FOR FRANCES, A BIRTHDAY FOR FRANCES, etc., by Russell and Lillian Hoban) was my favorite.

Finding the Right Agent

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...