What Should You Do To Get Published?

28 November, 2013 § Leave a comment

Here’s a neat little article with some true advice for any writer hoping to become published.

Another day, another rejection letter—what’s a new writer to do? While holding your breath, stomping your feet, or crying might sound cathartic (not to mention dramatic), it won’t help your writing get published. You can, however, develop certain behaviors that will increase the odds of a literary agent or editor saying “yes” to your work.

Read the 5 key pointers here … http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/27/writing-advice-_n_4349394.html

Which one sounds right to you?

On Writing

3 August, 2013 § 1 Comment

As a teacher of Creative Writing I often wonder how I am contributing to the aspiring writers in my class. Yes, they enjoy the class and gain value from it … but does it help them?

Peter Carey teaches in the US and wondered the same thing. He now teaches a small cohort with the defined objective of at least half becoming published authors.

I’m also reminded of Margaret Attwood’s dismissive attitude to university Creative Writing programs.

Perhaps Stephen King is right:

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