Chris's bookshelf

WARBeat the Reaper: A NovelThe Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American FinanceThe Evolution of Bruno LittlemoreThe Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red HarvestGlengarry Glen Ross

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Author Benjamin Hale Offers Advice For Aspiring Writers

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Sometimes I think that a good metaphor for success at writing would be to imagine a measuring cup that has to be filled up to a certain line, labeled “success.” To fill this cup up to the line, you have three ingredients… . . . → Read More: Author Benjamin Hale Offers Advice For Aspiring Writers

The People of Publishing: Ronit Feldman

Our first interview in this brand new series is with Ronit Feldman, associate editor at Nan A. Talese Books/Doubleday. . . . → Read More: The People of Publishing: Ronit Feldman

Have your questions answered by an editor at a major publishing house!

The goal of the interview series will be to provide writers with practical advice about the process of writing and getting published, as well as an inside look at the publishing industry.

This is where you come in. Please use the comment section to submit any questions you would like answered. . . . → Read More: Have your questions answered by an editor at a major publishing house!

"Real careers are built stepwise."

I want to share an excerpt from Jofie Ferrari-Adler’s interview with Jonathan Galassi, part of the brilliant Agents & Editors series in Poets & Writers. Mr. Galassi is the president and publisher of Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

If you agree with what Mr. Galassi is saying below, you’re the type of writer I want to work with. . . . → Read More: "Real careers are built stepwise."

Scared of the Query

There’s no doubt that query letters can be a major source of anxiety, but they’re a necessary part of the process of getting your work published (if you decide not to self-publish, of course). The best thing you can do is educate yourself, and then try to stay calm. I believe that good work will shine through a marginal query in most cases. . . . → Read More: Scared of the Query

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