“Do I really need a copy editor to look at my writing after I finish it? I have a pretty good grasp of the English language and I have spell-check.”
-- Don Determined
I know, times are tough. The time you spend on your writing is already costing you billable hours at your day job, and you don’t want to “throw good money after bad,” as one of my great-uncles used to say.
May 18, 2012 | Stuart Horwitz
Good morning from my new study, which I have painted black.
It just seemed, as I told my partner from where I was creeping around on my knees, slinging black paint on what had moments ago been nice white walls, the right thing to do.
"I felt it as a very strong moral imperative," I said.
My partner, who is responsible for the lease on our lovely rented house and PS, had just given up his study so I could turn it into my Black Room, politely backed away.
January 27, 2012 | Jenna Blum
by Ethan Gilsdorf
January 19, 2012 | Ethan Gilsdorf
Just when you thought it was safe to visit book clubs by phone and therefore wander around in your underwear drinking wine while you talk to readers.....now there's SKYPE!
I find Skype miraculous. Every time I use it, I think of my dad, who died in 1999. How amazed he would be that you can talk to people through your computer screen! It's so space-age. So Jetsons. Yet another way to bring us all closer together