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Countdown to Muse 2015: Micro-Interview 9 (Roxana Robinson)

The Muse and the Marketplace kicks off on May 1st at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. In anticipation of the conference, we collected micro-interviews written by authors, agents and editors who will be attending the event. This is the ninth in the series.


Micro-Interview with Roxana Robinson, author of Sparta

April 21, 2015 | Grub Daily

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Countdown to Muse 2015: Micro-Interview 8 (Sue Miller)


The Muse and the Marketplace
 kicks off on May 1st at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. In anticipation of the conference, we collected micro-interviews written by authors, agents and editors who will be attending the event. This is the eighth in the series.

 

Micro-Interview with Sue Miller, author of The Arsonist

April 20, 2015 | Grub Daily

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News from Dead Darlings

Bits of green are popping up around Dead Darlings HQ. Spring is always a good time to look to the future, evaluate the past, and think about what’s current. Topics around here this past month include history, world building, true crime, and bookstore shelves. Scroll down and read all about them.

True Crime Leads the Way

Emily Ross in How the Pied Piper of Tucson Led Me to My Story writes about how a true crime provided the framework she needed for her plot and characters and led her to the story told in her forthcoming book Half in ...

April 17, 2015 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

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Recommended (Non-fiction) Reading

Every month, I try to think of an interesting new blog post idea. This month I sat down and considered the types of blog posts I most like to read. For me, it's recommended reading lists. It's such a gift to receive essay or book ideas from someone else. It made me wonder why I haven't posted my own reading list. 

So, below you will find my favorite non-fiction reading recommendations. Happy Reading!

April 15, 2015 | Nadine Kenney Johnstone

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Everything You Need to Know About Point of View: Lessons and Libations at Craft on Draft

Before readers learn the plot of your short story or novel, before they meet your characters and before they are able to envision the setting – they invariably notice the point of view you’ve chosen. Your initial sentences betray how the story will be told. When I hear the phrase “point of view” it calls to mind grammar - first person, second person, third person - but the style choice extends beyond pronoun and holds more power over your work than you might realize

April 15, 2015 | Cara Wood

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We writers tend to be introverts. Get @Lindakwert's advice on how to overcome and master schmoozing at #Muse15 http://t.co/XqPwEnBaNt