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Countdown to Your Book Launch

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Katrin Schumann explores what it's really like for authors in the months before launching a new book into the marketplace.

A book launch is a prolonged, and frankly rather strange, experience. You've already been working for what seems like ages (and sometimes is ages) on a manuscript. Eons pass as you prepare that manuscript for the reality of a commercial marketplace: editing, cover design, interior design, more editing, acknowledgements, nightmares about who you've forgotten to acknowledge, and diving into promotional activities. Your book--it's themes, characters, the whole point of it--seems far away now. It's become a product, one ...

January 2, 2019 | Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading Grub News The Writing Life

Lit Boston: What’s Happening in January?

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In the January 2019 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary happenings.

 

December 28, 2018 | Sarah Sturman

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Lit Boston: What’s Happening in December?

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In the December 2018 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary happenings. This list will be updated throughout the beginning of December, so check back for more soon!

November 29, 2018 | Sarah Sturman

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Books that Made You Return to Them

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In the "Books that Made You" series, we're taking a look at the books that made us who we are. For this edition of our "Books That Made You Series," we asked you what book made you return to them. After scrutinizing our highly scientific social media poll, we present to you this non-exhaustive list of books that lure us back time and again.

November 8, 2018 | Colwill Brown

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Starting from Scratch: Staring Down the Blank Screen

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Katrin Schumann asks, what happens when, after a long time writing and editing, you once again find yourself at the beginning of an entirely new project?


Some of you have been writing for a long time, and you likely have a manuscript or two going already. You may be astonished by how long it's taking to get your writing to where you want it to be—and perhaps you're learning about the utterly transformative power of deep editing.

November 7, 2018 | Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading Craft Advice New Writing The Writing Life