Note: This post contains mild spoilers for the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up and has some political content. You have been warned. But it does get to some writing advice. The newish Netflix movie Don’t Look Up has been generating a heady mix of enthusiastic praise and enthusiastic scorn. For the uninitiated: a massive extinction-level […]
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This week! Books! A bit of a quiet week out there in publishing land as people get back into the swing of January and omicron life, but I have a few links. After a school board in Pennsylvania grabbed a list of books, documentaries, and articles created by a diversity committee and instead banned everything […]
If you’d like to nominate your own page or query for a public critique, kindly post them here in the discussion forums: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog Also, if you’d like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on this area or this […]
Utilizing feedback to improve a manuscript during the editing process is one of the most crucial skills for any budding writer to develop. But when I’m editing manuscripts, I so often see situations where authors made very confusing choices, like eliminating all physical description and/or exposition, launching straight into an action scene before the reader […]
This week! Books! One of the great running mysteries in the publishing world appears to have at last been solved. For years, someone has been tricking publishing employees into sending them unpublished manuscripts, from famous authors to the relatively obscure. Why? No one quite knew. But this week, the F.B.I. arrested Filippo Bernardini, a Simon […]
If you’d like to nominate your own page or query for a public critique, kindly post them here in our discussion forums: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog Also, if you’d like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on this area or this area! […]