Writer seeks pen name: something simple, nothing dippy, and preferably one that avoids implying a lawyer who savors puns.
For agents and publishers, the Frankfurt Book Fair is publishing’s biggest event: part conclave, mostly marathon, and all business. It is absolutely no place for an aspiring author, as we discover.
Writers aren’t born, they’re made—from practice, reading, and a lot of caffeine. And sometimes tutelage.
Describing a character over 300 pages is one thing—reducing yourself to three lines is another. One man struggles with a writer’s greatest challenge: the byline.
A gift in the mail is a joy to open—a gift every month (or less) trumps that. For those stumped on how to tie up their holiday shopping, our resident shopping expert advises you to pour yourself some ’nog, and order a few magazines.
Rosemary’s Baby author Ira Levin died this week—and it wasn’t a lousy book review that killed him.
When writing for online magazines, crime doesn’t always pay—but it can earn you a fashionable T-shirt. Investigating the current era of crime fiction on the web and the magazines that are making new voices heard.
Home is where writers often retreat to focus on work, not receive visitors. Here’s the author of The Ginger Man at his Irish estate. Lock your doors, Salinger.
UFO freaks, plant-loving vets, and science-minded slave owners people Stephen Wright’s novels. Maybe a little off the wall? Maybe not. Patrick Ambrose talks with the writer about his books and their reflections of the human condition.
Sharing your name with a celebrity can be frustrating, especially when the two of you pursue the same occupation.
Laptops make writing easy to produce, and easy to erase. At least with typewriters you’re creating something that, however terrible, lives in the world.
These days, literary readings aren’t as boring as they should be. But what for the budding author or poet, still in school, who doesn’t know how to smash a guitar or bake a cobbler onstage?