11 Bits of Wisdom From Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life

After I read in the New York Times that The Golden Notebook author Doris Lessing, who won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, passed away this morning, I turned to rereading some of her writings and interviews. I hope you'll enjoy these little wisdoms I've collected....more
Elisa Camahort I try to give a book 50 pages, but with so many good books available, I don't try ... more

11 Bits of Wisdom From Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life

After I read in the New York Times that The Golden Notebook author Doris Lessing, who won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, passed away this morning, I turned to rereading some of her writings and interviews. I hope you'll enjoy these little wisdoms I've collected....more
Rita Arens Me too, Rita. And I also started writing with kids -- a 2 year old and a newborn. So ... more

Remembering Elmore Leonard: Leave Out the Part That Readers Skip

I heard on NPR this morning that Elmore Leonard passed away and immediately thought of his wonderfully funny -- and simply wonderful -- 10 Tips for Writers. What I didn't know until I read it in his obituary in The New York Times is his path as a writer. Bottom line:His breakthrough novel: #25, Glitz ...more
"I absolutely agree, Rita," Meg said. :-) more

Random House Announces Digital-Only Imprints

The Random House Publishing Group (my happy literary home!) just announced three new digital imprints to add to LOVESWEPT, their digital imprint for romance and women's fiction: ALIBI, for mystery/suspense; HYDRA, for sci-fi/fantasy; and FLIRT, for "college-age New Adult" fiction. Their stated goal is to provide "affordable, accessible, and accomplished genre fiction," which they will publish more quickly and nimbly than traditional books....more
@Rita Arens you're welcome! more

Random House Announces Digital-Only Imprints

The Random House Publishing Group (my happy literary home!) just announced three new digital imprints to add to LOVESWEPT, their digital imprint for romance and women's fiction: ALIBI, for mystery/suspense; HYDRA, for sci-fi/fantasy; and FLIRT, for "college-age New Adult" fiction. Their stated goal is to provide "affordable, accessible, and accomplished genre fiction," which they will publish more quickly and nimbly than traditional books....more
@Karen Ballum  @Denise I confess to having issues with "Chick-Lit" too. Or "Women's fiction" for ... more

Random House Announces Digital-Only Imprints

The Random House Publishing Group (my happy literary home!) just announced three new digital imprints to add to LOVESWEPT, their digital imprint for romance and women's fiction: ALIBI, for mystery/suspense; HYDRA, for sci-fi/fantasy; and FLIRT, for "college-age New Adult" fiction. Their stated goal is to provide "affordable, accessible, and accomplished genre fiction," which they will publish more quickly and nimbly than traditional books....more
@Karen Ballum Thank you! (And glad to hear there is a habbit!) more

Happy 150th, Edith Wharton!

Edith Wharton, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature, was born on January 24, 1862, 150 years ago today. ...more
>She took on such taboo subjects for the time. That she did! Jane Austen grazed on this ... more
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