Writers’ Roundup: February 3
February 4, 2011
Some great links from this week:
- Brutal but truthful column from The New York Times on the problem with MEmoir. “If you didn't feel you were discovering something as you wrote your memoir, don't publish it.”
- Fabulous primer from literary agent Rachelle Gardner about what you should expect in a contract when you sign with an agent.
I’m heading to the AWP (The Association of Writing & Writing Programs) conference here in Washington, D.C. tomorrow. If you’ll be there, let me know!
5 Replies to “Writers’ Roundup: February 3”
I loved the Creative Penn’s point that creativity is often boosted when there are boundaries. I totally agree! For me working part-time is the perfect balance. Then in my free time I’m already thinking in a structured way and in work mode. And I earn money, which is always helpful.
After reading the OJR piece, I wonder: are you going to publish an e-book, Lexi, or stick on your path with an agent and publisher?
I’ve been thinking a lot about that! I’m certainly going to shoot for traditional publication for this first book, but I think the second project I have in mind could go either way.
Hey Lexi, these links are great. Especially the OJR piece… makes me optimistic! There’s really an art to creating must-read link roundups and you have it down!
Thanks for including my link! 🙂