Cli-Fi: A New Genre Takes Flight

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When I posted a small blog on Goodreads about an online site recommending books for their 2014 Cli-Fi summer reading list, I didn’t anticipate the reaction I would get. Instantly, I received emails from all over the world and an invitation to join a climate fiction group on Facebook. Just what is this term, and why are folks so passionate about it?

July 30, 2014 | Tara Masih


Will You Marry My Library?

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By Tara L. Masih

When writer Mary Larkin sent me the link to a wonderful essay by Anne Fadiman titled Marrying Libraries,” a memoir piece about Fadiman’s humorous struggle to combine her book library with that of her husband’s after ten years of marriage, I couldn’t help but wonder how other couples dealt with this cohabitation dilemma. In my own household, it was never an issue. Not having married writers, I took over the bookcases; my former and present husband had a few old textbooks and some books that had been gifted, which took up about 1% of ...

May 23, 2014 | Tara Masih

Books & Reading

How to Survive Rejection 101: Advice for the New Year

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By Tara Masih

I’ve been in the world of publishing for three decades now. I’ve seen friends’ and colleagues’ writing careers both blossom and wilt. Some never even break ground. What mainly separates the successes from the failures (or from those who give up)? It’s often, simply, an inability to cope with rejection. It isn’t that the successful authors are necessarily better writers out of the gate

January 31, 2013 | Tara Masih

Success Stories The Writing Life

The “Acks”: A Writer’s Academy Award Speech

By Tara L. Masih

I have a literary confession to make: I fantasized about writing my acknowledgments long before I received a contract for my first fiction book

February 24, 2011 | Tara Masih

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