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For your reading list

Author Hannah Sternberg (debut YA novel just out)  has an essay with an interesting premise: “B-side books” — less-than-famous novels by famous writers.  

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Can Job and New York’s Gay Marriage Bill

So this cracks me up. One of my characters in Can Job — the heroine’s best friend — is gay, and in one of the first scenes in the book Taylor joins her at a protest related to a gay … Continue reading

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Can novels take your breath away?

Dani Amore, writing on technorati.com, weighs in on the “how to price an ebook” debate by attempting a comparison between songs and novels. This cracked me up: A song that sells for 99 cents that just happens to be a … Continue reading

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Can you think a good book?

That’s a serious question. I’m pondering it because of the explosion of writerly advice that crops up all over the intertubes these days. Like this piece, which has a lot to offer, don’t get me wrong. And goodness knows craft … Continue reading

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Too old to write?

In a blog post that also appeared in The Guardian, Amanda Craig voices her suspicion that publishers favor younger women writers. “Up until the 1980s,” she writes, “it was expected that novelists would be people of some age and experience.” … Continue reading

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