Tuesday, May 3, 2016: I'll be a guest author on Monique Raphel High's celebration of the reissue of her entire catalog of historical fiction on a special FaceBook book launch. Monique, my Barnard classmate and former literary agent, is an excellent novelist by any count. She will be hosting all day, and I'll be the guest author at 5:30 p.m. EDT.For more information about the event and the various participating authors, visit Monique's FaceBook page.
New Writing Exercise 4-27-16
Karin Abarbanel, in her blog Karin Writes Dangerously, features notes from a workshop I gave in April, 2016. Thanks, Karin! Bookmark her blog for lots of excellent writing tips.
Self-publishing costs according to Reedsy, (a clearing house forPublishing Services)
April is National Poetry Month-- Sign up for a Poem-a-Day
Are you thinking of writing for young adults? How old is a "young adult?" Do you know about "NewAdult" novels? See links on Articles for Writers page.
Poetry by Mary Carroll-Hackett, Darrell Epp, Roy Frisvold, Abiigail George, Allison Goldston, Joseph Harms, Halvard Johnson,Richard Jones, Jenna Kelly, Sandra Kolankiewicz, Stephanie Porven,Charles Rafferty,Emily Ransdell, Barry Seiler,Chumki Sharma, and Richard Spilman; Fiction by Nancy Barnes, Ruth Charney, Jan Clausen, Beverly Gologorsky, Gary Schlesinger, and Josephine Wright.
New Issue of Books for Readers # 183: Hilton Obenzinger, Donna Meredith, Howard Sturgis, Tom Rob Smith, Daniel José Older, Elizabethe Vigée-Lebrun, Veronica Sicoe, Henry James, and more!
Updated Biography of Meredith Sue Willis--including an old news photo from 1968 when I was part of the anti-war sit-ins at Columbia University.
Links to articles especially for writers and A Journal of Practical Writing.
A sobering and fascinating summary of publishing in 2016. It includes this sentence: "There are these days about as many uncredentialed walk-ons in our literary fiction as there are walk-ons in major league baseball." -- Gerald Howard
An old essay now online: "Writing Out of the Region,"Appalachian Journal, Volume 18, Number 3, Spring 1991 (University Hall, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608)
Meli's Way is now an e-book for Kindle and other formats!
For more information, or to buy, visit the publisher's web page. The book is also, of course, available online at amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Contact Montemayor Press
Forbes Magazine says so (also The Irish Times, Time, and others): Neurotic obsessions use the same part of the brain as creativity!
The case for keeping your novel short. This writer says 80,000 is the publishing standard, and it's just fine with her. For more articles of interest to writers, click here.
Anthology of contemporary Appalachian fiction called Appalachia Now: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalalchia from Bottom Dog Press—and I'm honored to have a story inside it alongside Darnell Arnoult, Marie Manilla, Charles Dodd White, Rusty Barnes, Mark Powell, Chris Holbrook, Chris Offutt, and many others!
Scholarly article on Oradell at Sea: “A life of ‘Unfinished Business’: Cursed Inheritance and Blessed Heritage in Meredith Sue Willis’s Oradell at Sea” by Sarah Dufaure in Thy Truth Then Be Thy Dowry: Questions of Inheritance in American Women’s Literature, Stéphanie Durrans (ed.), Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, pp. 199-211.
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