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'Hard Cold Winter,' A Conversation with Glen Erik Hamilton

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.14.2017 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Glen Erik Hamilton is a native of Seattle. He grew up aboard a sailboat and spent his youth around marinas, commercial docks, and islands of the Pacif...

Debra Diamond on Going from Wall Street to Published Author

David Henry Sterry | Posted 12.08.2016 | Home
David Henry Sterry

We first met Debra Diamond when at Pitchapalooza in Politics and Prose, one of the great book stores in America. She has completed an amazing journey ...

6 Survival Tips for Women Writers

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Home
Holly Robinson

Leave home. I don't care if you borrow a friend's empty kitchen while she's away for the weekend, sign up for a writing retreat, or rent a motel room, but find a way to get out of your house. Your family will survive and you will come to embrace this time, making the almighty leap between caretaker and woman writer easier.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Stalking the Workshop Egotist

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 08.20.2014 | Home
Stephanie Vanderslice

Honestly, I don't know what it is about writing groups or workshops that brings out the egotism in some people, but after participating in and teachin...

How to Knit a Novel

Holly Robinson | Posted 09.20.2013 | Home
Holly Robinson

I am a new knitter, but an experienced novelist. It's only lately that I've begun to realize what my two favorite activities have in common. PASSION:...

Writing Workshops: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 07.02.2013 | Home
Randy Susan Meyers

Are you coming with the secret belief that you will be the one "perfect nothing-needs-changing" writer? They will be astonished by my piece! Not going to happen my friend. Not to you. Not to me.

How to Sell a Novel in Just 25 Years!

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Holly Robinson

When my agent called a few weeks ago to say that an editor at Penguin wanted to buy my new novel, The Wishing Hill, I literally had to lie down. I've been waiting for this call for 25 years.

Will LitReactor Inspire New Writers?

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

Writing can be a lonely task. It can be tricky to motivate yourself, and without proper feedback, it's hard to know how to improve. Several website...

The Next Generation: A Texas Writer Finds Her People

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home
Mary Pauline Lowry

In the shadows of the outdoor patio, I looked at the crew sitting around the table with me. Though I still knew little about them or their work, I felt an affinity for them. I could almost feel the group humming with pure literary potential.

What Is the Future for Literary Journals in an Online World? Huffington Post Interviews Stephanie G'Schwind, Editor of Colorado Review

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

How has the economic crisis affected our best literary journals? Can literary journals continue to serve their traditional function of discovering and promoting the best new writing in the changed technological environment?