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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Founder Chris Baty on Writing, Writers, Doing & Dreaming

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We watched as he built this strange, beautiful community of lunatics and dreamers who, every November, write a 50,000 word book in 30 days. NaNoWriMo, as it's called, now has hundreds of thousands of participants all over the world, writing writing writing.

How to Get Love From Independent Publishers and the Future of Books: Richard Nash & the Book Doctors

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.18.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Richard Eoin Nash ran the independent publishing company Soft Skull Press from 2001 through 2009. He built a brand that embraced a community of writer...

How to Get Your Children's Book Published

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

A staggering number of adults want to write books for kids. So we thought we'd get the inside skinny from one of our favorite children's book resources, Jennifer Laughram.

Pitchapalooza In Naperville: Pitch Your Book Idea, Get Some Input

Chicagoist | Betsy Mikel in Arts & Events on January 4, 2011 3:20 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

So you have a grrrreat idea for a book. Now what? Why not pitch it American Idol style in front of a panel of mean and judgmental judges? In fact, you...

Popping My Twitterville Cyber-Cherry

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We wanted to get novelists to think about how to best capture what's great about their book with our Twitter event. Quickly the restrictions of 140 characters became apparent.