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  • November 11, 2014 • On Writing

    Fictional Universe as Personal Niche

    I distinctly remember the bright day in front of the Fig, ten years ago, when an editor lamented my fate as a “generalist.” That is to say, I was a writer without a particular niche. I had breadth in many subjects but depth in none,...

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  • October 16, 2014 • On Writing

    3 Brilliant Reasons to Serialize Your Novel

    The revolution will be serialized. As it’s always been. Much of episodic entertainment, from our favorite shows on Netflix or premium cable to the summertime superhero blockbusters, are issued in discrete elements that comprise a whole...

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  • “A reviewer may hate your style, or newspapers may neglect you, or 500 people may tell you that you are bitter, delusional and boring. Let me ask you this: in the big juicy Zorba scheme of things, who fucking cares?”– Anne Lamott

    • Lamott on Haters •