Reading Irish

My experience with Irish writers has often been a sense of eavesdropping on someone’s personal conversation. I can’t explain why I feel this way. I just feel a certain raw nerve in what I’ve read. In any case, I found eavesdropping on this conversation with Anne Enright enlightening. The world view is different from whatContinue reading “Reading Irish”

Place prose properly

Do you want to be published in a literary journal? Cheryl Somers offers a dozen tips to help you. She even tells you when — and why — to give it up. Work-in-Progress: Cheryl Somers Aubin: 12 Tips for Submitting Your Work to Lit Journals http://www.workinprogressinprogress.com/2015/01/cheryl-somers-aubin-12-tips-for.html?m=1

Brand labeling

If your book cover is your label, then this advice is for you. Whether you design your own or your publisher designs it for you, think about these tips when you look at your options. FUNDAMENTALS OF STRONG LABEL DESIGN – DON’T SCREW IT UP! | Dewey Weddington | LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/fundamentals-strong-label-design-dont-screw-up-dewey-weddington

Write until you’re a writer

This Harvard Business Review article is not about writing. It’s meant to help people learn new skills in the workplace. But as I read it, I realized one way it applies to writers is in its advice to mimic the successful behavior of others. If you want to be a good manager, copy the behaviorContinue reading “Write until you’re a writer”