Thursday, April 08, 2004
Writers' Resources Compilation of writing resources at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona.
Books point the way to writing and publishing success
Thursday, April 8, 2004
ThisWeek Staff Writer
Ernest Hemingway lectured interviewer George Plimpton, "It is not the writer's province to explain it or run guided tours through the more difficult country of his work."
Elizabeth George, best-selling author, has elected to do essentially that in her new book, Write Away: One Novelist's Approach to Fiction and the Writing Life (HarperCollins Publishers, 275 pages, $24.95).
She has also gone a step further: George not only points out significant landmarks in her own works, but offers readers who are aspiring writers insight into how she drew the maps.
When so many guides to writing fiction are penned by authors nobody has heard of, it is compelling to find a best-selling author opening the door to her own writing process. George joins fellow star novelists Stephen King and Lawrence Block with her new how-to effort.
Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Sunday, April 04, 2004
Statewide Writing Contest
District Winners of Statewide Writing Contest to be Recognized at Montgomery Biscuits Game
April 3, 2004 - MONTGOMERY – District winners in the statewide Alabama Penman Creative Writing Contest were selected recently. The Montgomery Biscuits, the new AA baseball team in the capital city, will host these award-winning students, their families and educators at a Biscuits game.
The next step for the district winners is the state-level competition. State winners will be announced and receive their prizes in an on-field pre-game ceremony at the Biscuits game on May 15. All district winners and their guests are invited to attend.
Scotland on Sunday - The Review - Let's not lose the art of letter writing
"In fiction, sometimes it is not the writer but the created character who gets a postbag. The Abbey on Baker Street still employs someone to sift through mail addressed to the earlier fictional tenant, Sherlock Holmes, and in Verona, the city council has a secretary who deals with letters from Romeos around the world to its famous fictional daughter, Juliet. These are correspondents so compelled by the drama of adolescent love that they push through the thin wall of print that divides imagination from reality, ignoring the detail that Juliet was not only fictional, but also committed suicide. "