As artists we all feel that slump, that creative void on occasion. It’s scary, it’s depressing, but it is reality. So why do we do it? Passion – that’s an easy answer. But how do we do it? That takes some doing. Read this open letter to artists everywhere by Pixar animator Austin Madison.
Is the publishing industry forcing all major characters in YA novels into a straight white mold? These authors say it is a widespread, systemic problem which requires long-term, consistent action. Check out the article in Pulishers Weekly.
There’s no denying it – ebooks are here in full force and here to stay. Does it still make you nervous? Take a read and see if this eases your fears about the state of traditional books and what ebooks really mean for writers.
IFOA Ontario takes place from October 16 to November 8.
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Ever think about posting podcasts as part of the cultivation of your readership and loyal followers? Ian Broom gives you the down load on what it is, what you need to do, and what you should avoid.
Open Book Toronto published an agent to agent interview in which they interviewed each other about their development as agents, the responsibilities of a literary agent and the “golden age of non-fiction.” Filled with candid information this interview gets inside the agent’s head to enlighten writers.
Authors may write some odd and unusual ways to kill off characters, but some of these real circumstances of death are weirder than anything you could come up with. Check out some of the most bizarre ways that writers have had their story end.