Monthly Archives: January 2010

Interview with author Peter Selgin

I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with Peter Selgin (Drowning Lessons, Life Goes to the Movies) on his latest book of writing advice 179 Ways to Save a Novel. The book is more than just a collection of ideas … Continue reading

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Salinger RIP

I’m bummed. Just found out that J.D. Salinger passed away I think every writer must go through a Salinger phase. So sad to hear of the passing of this great author. I know Catcher in the Rye springs to mind … Continue reading

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A book for freelance illustrators

Writing and illustration often go hand in hand. Here’s a nice review for a book that I edited called Breaking Into Freelance Illustration by Holly DeWolf. It has good advice that can really be applied to any creative field (so … Continue reading

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Editor/Writer

So, I’m sure a lot of folks reading this blog have most often seen my editor side–talking about books that I’m working on as an editor and sharing things about publishing. But, I have my own writing projects too and … Continue reading

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WD 90th Anniversary Party pics

Last week’s 90th anniversary party was a lot of fun. Lots of Cincinnati-based writers, past employees of WD, and friends of the magazine showed up. Here’s a few pics from the event courtesy of WD designer Claudean Wheeler.

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Alas, no leprechauns this time…

One of the tasks I always enjoy here in the office of Writer’s Digest is the judging of the “Your Story” competition. It’s interesting to see all of the imaginative scenarios that writers come up with based upon the same … Continue reading

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Creating a civilization for your sci-fi/fantasy story?

The genres of science fiction and fantasy will always hold a special place in my heart as a reader and a writer. Reading Star Wars serialized novels and The Dragonriders of Pern series when I was growing up is probably … Continue reading

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