Talking to People About Your Book by Kat Hausler

Welcome Kat Hausler, author of What I Know About July: Writers usually have a lot to say. Otherwise, we wouldn’t fill up whole manuscripts. Somehow, though, the moment someone asks what your book is about, you may find yourself floundering for ideas, wishing you had the back cover so you could hastily plagiarize from the Read More …

Answering Writing-Related Questions in the Attic by Jeremy C. Shipp

Picture me in a rocking chair in the attic, sipping tea from a cracked mug, surrounded by decrepit mannequins with spider clusters for eyes. Shadows jig merrily on the walls. As I sip the ectoplasmic tea, I experience the memories of ghosts, but I won’t let that distract me. I have a job to do. Read More …

Psychoanalyze This! Please? by Rebecca Gomez Farrell

I am resistant to the idea that a writer’s work must be autobiographical in some way, that their characters and stories are conduits for the author’s personality or desires rather than invented fiction. Amidst the excitement of promoting my newest book, I must admit to some dread that I’ll get questions asking me if I’ve Read More …