I feel that one of the roles of an artist is to be the Greek chorus, to call attention, and say, in a beautiful, compelling way, “we need to examine this. We need to look at our mistakes.”
What makes a writer a writer? Is it how many publications you have had? The writing awards or accolades you’ve gotten, or number of book copies you’ve sold? I don’t think so. I haven’t got any of those things yet, but I feel very comfortable calling myself a writer. Here is why.
I love living in the Hudson Valley. It’s beautiful. It’s full of inspiration. The people are interesting and the food is fantastic. So why, when I think about submitting my work, do I not think of starting at home?
By Linda Pratt It’s always interesting when people ask what I do professionally. I tell them that I’m a literary agent, and, more often than not, the next question is: What publisher do you work for? This very question shows me how little most people really know about the down and dirty parts of an … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Literary Agent
By Anna Brady Marcus As a first time novelist, for years and years my main goal was to get to the end of my first draft. When I wrote the last sentence on page 420 of my novel "After Alice" (working title), I felt euphoric. I bragged about it on Facebook, and slapped myself on … Continue reading Notes from the Writing Trenches: Revising My First Novel