The Art of Overhearing

Take a sharpie away from my three-year-old and she will invoke Whitman, will begin sounding her barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.

 

But plop her on the toilet and the scene is much more reminiscent of the Romantics – as she ponders philosophical questions, her imagination wandering wildly and her intonations somewhere between speech and song.

 

January 11, 2017 | Ben Berman

Craft Advice The Writing Life

Best of the Web 01/09/17

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

Are you looking for something different to read this January? Check out this list of small press books recommendations from Book Riot.

"9 Small Press Books to Read in January 2017"

January 9, 2017 | GrubWrites

Procrastinate

Meet a Grubbie: Shubha Sunder

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this first, meet new Grub instructor Shubha Sunder. Shubha's fiction has appeared in numerous journals, including Crazyhorse, where it won the 2015 Crazyhorse Fiction Prize; Narrative Magazine, where it was a winner of “30 Below;” Michigan Quarterly Review; and The Bangalore Review

January 5, 2017 | GrubWrites

Meet a Grubbie

The Secrets to Writing a Great Book

By Katrin Schumann

People tend to think writing is romantic, and they’re not entirely wrong. It’s romantic in the way that being obsessed with someone who kind of, basically, mostly loves you back can be romantic—it’s a compelling, desperate, all-encompassing, occasionally fabulous experience. It’s romantic like starving in a garret is romantic: you’re hungry (which sucks), but at least you’re doing something that feels meaningful.

January 4, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Craft Advice The Workshop The Writing Life

Before Your Book Launches - Promotion & Publicity

So you've written a novel; now what? In this series, debut author-to-be Crystal King describes the traditional publication process from start to finish: the lead-up, what to expect along the way, and how building her social media platform has made a difference. In this installment of "On the Path to Publication" Crystal talks about promotion & publicity.

December 30, 2016 | Crystal King

The Writing Life