Strictly speaking, this is old news. But I was reminded of it by P.D. James’ death this week. And it offers a solution to the publishing problem Val McDermid described (in yesterday’s post), so I went looking for it.
BookTrib » Whodunit? These Brash publishers solve the mystery of the great crime thriller
Val McDermid, who wrote a tribute to her late “hero” P.D. James this week, also lamented the state of publishing in an interview earlier this year. There is a note of optimism at the end, but it requires more work of writers than polishing the last draft
Val McDermid: I would be a failed novelist if I started out today – Telegraph
With the death of P.D. James comes the passing of an era of crime writing. Her investigator Adam Dalgliesh was a fully fleshed human being, unlike some other fictional detectives. This is a tribute to a master artist.
Appreciation: How P.D. James changed my reading habits – and my writing – The Globe and Mail
Today, I’m thankful for this kick-in-the-pants advice.
Why It’s Important To Finish Your Shit | terribleminds: chuck wendig
Here comes a new way for writers to reach some readers.
Curtis Brown launches online book group | The Bookseller
If your idea of creative writing is compelling nonfiction, especially about science, here’s your competition this year.
The Best Science Books of 2014 | Brain Pickings
Do you share these feelings?
Writing Perspectives: “So You Want to Be a Writer” – Writer’s Circle
Laurie Scheer is great to work with. If film is your medium and you’re near Chicago, this early December workshop should be on your calendar. Details here.
Back in high school, one of my English teachers talked about Scribener’s. It was long-dead by then, but it evoked a time when reading stories was a pastime akin to watching television (in one form or another), at least for some.
It’s revival as a website speaks both to marketing and the importance of writing.
Scribner’s Magazine to Be Reincarnated as Literary Website – WSJ
Here’s a short list of habits to work on — including the old “write every day” standard.
7 Habits of Highly Successful Writers – Forbes