How not to pitch your manuscript (with thanks to Leslie Pietrzyk) Advertisements
At once the funniest and most depressingly accurate take on book/author promo: “You Tube. Of course! ‘Cause you know, that’s the dream, right? Twenty years ago when I wanted to become a writer, a big part of the dream was … Continue reading
As I believe I have freely admitted before in these pages (pages? entries? updates?), as a rule when I dip into contemporary fiction, it’s fiction for the junior set. I’m a fan of the Harry Potter series. And I recently … Continue reading
Kudos go to New Yorker writer Daniel Medelsohn for not mentioning the Laura Albert/JT Leroy scandal in the context of his piece on memoir. As declared in previous Hinterlands post (subset of the ongoing “Memoir Controversy” thread): However, in parting, … Continue reading
Let's call it memoir week. Next up, a discussion of Daniel Medelsohn's New Yorker "Books" piece on memoir. But first, this arrived yesterday in my in-box, courtesy the OED online's word-of-the-day. memoir, n. DRAFT REVISION Sept. 2009 … Continue reading
With yet another round of winter shutting us indoors, I rose to the challenge of blanching almonds. Someone, please, send spring.