Among North America’s most professionally produced author events, the 2015 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference dances into New York this week, as Manuscript WishList tells writers just what moves literary agents are looking for.
Five years after his introduction of ‘The Elements,’ digital book developer Theodore Gray’s Touchpress animates the principles he discussed in 2010. “Programmers,” he said then, “need to be treated as top talent, just like authors.”
The composer who released an album as a microchip, Tristan Perich, discusses his new four-part year-long ‘Compositions’ project and its first, mesmerizing installment, ‘Parallels,’ in Music For Writers.
At Boston’s GrubStreet creative writing center and online at Writer Unboxed, new efforts to bring diverse voices into publishing heighten a bookish search for relevance and authors’ growing sense of shared responsibility.
Amid soaring sales figures and whole chapters of controversy, key points of debate around the release of Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set A Watchman’ focus on characterizations of Atticus Finch and the fact of the manuscript’s publication itself.
On the day before Twitter’s ninth birthday, NASA’s New Horizons flyby of Pluto went off as planned — and survey results from Pew Research indicated that users of Twitter are turning to it more and more for news.
In a feast of sonic texture, “media composer” Laura Karpman’s setting of Langston Hughes’ great “Ask Your Mama” sets the poet’s margin notes singing. Attuned to the jazz of literature, Karpman scats with us in Music For Writers.
Now we know that the runway of her huge “Airfield Broadcast” at Tempelhof in Berlin was leading to an intimate flight of a “phantom self” — composer Lisa Bielawa talks to us of “my own vulnerabilities” in Music For Writers.
As “author service” offers pop up on all sides of writers — both indies and traditionally publishing — Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware puts together a list of warning flags for authors wooed by costly and frequently useless writing competitions.
In a stalled effort to comment on the #AskELJames promotional event, the author Chuck Wendig gives us a chance to peer into the real gray, not Grey, world of our online discourse — and the murk of what seems to be a lot of unhappiness.