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Writing Life

The Compulsive Type

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

My fascination with typewriters dates back to my early childhood. To supplement the family income, my mother worked at night typing reports for local businesses. I remember being lulled to sleep with the sounds of syncopated typing and the familiar ding at the end of a line.

WATCH: A Day In The Life Of A Writer

Posted 09.04.2013 | Books

A writer's life is not for the faint of heart. There just aren't enough hours in the day to brew coffee, eventually change out of your pajamas, worry ...

The Writing Life: What's the Process?

Deborah Doucette | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books
Deborah Doucette

My novel, Bad Girls, just launched -- hooray and hallelujah! -- which, among other things, prompted lots of questions from family, friends and co-work...

'Birds of Paradise Lost': A Conversation With Author Andrew Lam

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.05.2013 | Books
Andrew Lam

EDITOR'S NOTE: New America Media editor Andrew Lam has made his name as a journalist, but in his newest book, his past as a Vietnamese refugee reverbe...

Can You Visualize Your Life As a Writer and Make It Happen?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

To be a published writer, you must tell yourself each day, over and over again, that novels are written one page at a time, or even one sentence at a time. If you're writing even a few sentences a day, you are a writer, and you will reach your goal.

New Rules For Writers: Ignore Publicity, Shun Crowds, Refuse Recognition And More

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Why take part in the game at all? Who has ever come out of it alive, able to set up tent and build followers on the other side?

Writer Wednesday: 6 Ways To Turn Acceptances Into Rejections (PHOTOS)

Writer's Relief | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief: After years and years of watching our client list receive hundreds of acceptances per cycle, the staff of Writer's Relief fin...

Writer Wednesday

Jon Winokur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jon Winokur

The sixteenth-century French writer Michel de Montaigne, inventor of the modern essay, once remarked that "there are more books upon books than upon a...