Book Publicity Tips for Fiction Authors

By Tolly Moseley   It’s a common complaint among fiction authors and book publicists alike. “Fiction is too hard to publicize! Fun to read, but…HARD to spread the word.” I hear you, friends. This is why Oprah has been the bane of every publicist’s existence for the past decade for

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One Writer’s Take on Writing

A Defense of Writing Longhand by Patrick E. McLean Is technology really my friend? Or is it just pretending to be my friend so it can date my sister? I like technology. A lot. But I’m not too sure how technology feels about me. It may be my faithful friend

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A New Q&A with Author and WLT Instructor Shennandoah Diaz

Shennandoah Diaz, a marketing and publishing professional and a writer, is starting the year off right at the Writers’ League of Texas with her class, “Social Media Demystified.” The class is Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 9 a.m. – Noon. Check out more details about the class on the website.

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What about Structure?: A Recap of Amanda Eyre Ward’s Class

Austin-based novelist Amanda Eyre Ward makes it look easy.  It’s early on a Saturday morning in November and she is diagramming the three-act plot structure on a white board at the Writers’ League of Texas office.  I am a big fan of her work and wait anxiously for this talented

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Friday Filler: Nov. 12 Edition

This week we seem to be bigger on resources than anything else, so here goes! National Novel Writing Month: For those of you who are obsessed with carving out writing time and counting words for NaNoWriMo (count me in on that!), take a laugh break with Fake NaNoWriMo Tips on

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Publishing Options: Which One to Choose?

Guest Post by Shennandoah Diaz It’s great–writers finally have options when it comes to getting their book published. No longer do you have to wait months, even years to be discovered. With a click of a button you could send your book out into the world, but is that such

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A Q&A About WLT’s PubCrawl

WLT Executive Director Cyndi Hughes will host PubCrawl: A Writing/Publishing Q&A Lunch for WLT members on Nov. 19. Here’s a look at what the event is all about. What is PubCrawl? WLT members always have big-picture questions about both writing and publishing. There is no one answer to those questions;

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Q&A with agent Susanna Einstein of LJK Literary

This week’s Q&A spotlights Susanna Einstein, a senior agent and Director of Foreign Rights at LJK Literary, a literary agency in New York. Susanna will be one of our featured agents at WLT’s 2011 Agents Conference, so check out this detailed Q&A to learn more about her! How did you

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Friday Filler: Nov. 5 Edition

Here’s our weekly roundup of publishing news, resources, contests, and whatever else struck our fancy this week! Publishing News Top 10 Lists: For the first time ever, Library Journal has posted a Top 10 books of the year list, complete with  Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, Michael Cunningham’s By Nightfall, and the

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