We are going to start a newsletter with writing exercises, and also reposting one of out most popular discussions.
We interview Corey White about his book Killing Gravity. We discuss how he landed a contract with a big publisher without an agent and some of the pitfalls fo science fiction.
Kerry Donovan takes fiction writing as seriously as he did his work with scientific articles. Every verb is weighed and measured, and when the work is done he ensures someone else gives the manuscript the same scrutiny so nothing is missed.
In an attempt to expand his reach Kerry submitted to Kindle Scout and we cover all the details of what it means in terms of campaigns, royalties, and rights if you're accepted into the program.
The great strength of the written word is interiority. The ability to get inside of the character’s head, no other medium of storytelling allows for that, there are monologs and voice-overs, but it’s not the same. Only in literature can see the world the way the character sees it, and Lee Isserow is master of interiority.
Nathan Goodman started his entire writing career with a single question, a simple “what if …” that has evolved into many stories about Jana Baker, a Special Agent for the FBI and role model for his young daughters.
His stories move at a pace few others can claim, and the stakes are constantly being raised, but I think his true brilliance is his marketing plan for Twitter and Facebook. Learn more in the interview.