How To Turn Your Messy First Draft Into Something That Resembles A Novel – Writers Write

A quick little article that gives some great advice on how to go from your first draft to something worth a line edit.

How To Turn Your Messy First Draft Into Something That Resembles A Novel – Writers Write.

 

@dougcoupland speaks to @mmccwill at the #SydneyWritersFestival

This is a really interesting way of considering the whole paper book vs. ebook debate. Doug Coupland is fascinating, and the quotes at the end are epic. Definitely a fantastic read.

Write or Wrong

imageDouglas Coupland,  unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard of him. He’s the dude that coined the term Generation X. Turns out he went on to do a whole bunch of other profound stuff too… like write 14 novels and is an artist etc. Who knew. I was lucky enough to get a ticket to one of his talks at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Writing that Defines Modern Culture. He was interviewed by Michael Williams, who is the same age as me and is director of the Wheeler Centre, what have I been doing with my life?

I found Douglas Coupland to be an amazing speaker, not only is his voice the opiate of the masses (his voice is so calm and lilting it nearly drugs you into blind acceptance), but also he is just so deeply profound. Either that or he’s an expert in delivering…

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Ask a Literary Agent: Mary C. Moore Answers Your Questions! – Book Country Blog

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Here is a Wonderful piece done by Book Country Blog about Literary Agent Mary C. Moore. Mary is on the short list of agents I have researched and plan on querying once I finish my edits. I read a lot of theses interviews but this particular one answered a lot of the questions I’ve personally had, as well as questions I’ve often heard from other writers.

Ask a Literary Agent: Mary C. Moore Answers Your Questions! – Book Country Blog.

14 questions you’re too scared to ask an agent

I LOVE the last answer “Write purdy”

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/literary-agents-unleashed-answers-to-questions-youre-too-afraid-to-ask?et_mid=722310&rid=239166310

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Collaborations That Count: Working with an Editor – PubSense Summit™ PubSense Summit™

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Collaborations That Count: Working with an Editor – PubSense Summit™ PubSense Summit™.

I am seriously considering attending this conference. The only hiccup is that I have already made plans to attend the ConCarolinas SciFi convention in May. Alas, I only have so many babysitting favors to call in and only so much money to spend on these endeavors. Yet I still find myself drooling over another learning opportunity of this caliber, especially when it’s in my own town. Maybe I’ll see if they offer scholarships. Hey, ya never know. I may just see you there.