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by jjochwat
November 12th, 2010, 3:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I would have Zadie Smith's children
Replies: 1
Views: 712

I would have Zadie Smith's children

That's a bit of hyperbole, but go forth and read her essay, "That Crafty Feeling" in the Prospect, and see if your jaw doesn't become unhinged and flop about on the desk.
by jjochwat
July 21st, 2010, 6:00 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: One of the greatest novels? I give it one star.
Replies: 8
Views: 4076

One of the greatest novels? I give it one star.

A writer at The Morning News compiled excerpts from actual one-star reviews of books from Time’s list of the 100 best novels from 1923 to the present. ... ements.php
by jjochwat
July 14th, 2010, 3:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Whom do you write like?
Replies: 53
Views: 12753

Whom do you write like?

I have been playing with I Write Like, a "statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them to those of the famous writers." According to the tool, the first page of my WIP is like Margaret Atwood (but a separate short story is more like Ja...
by jjochwat
January 6th, 2010, 2:06 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Authors Selling E-Books Direct
Replies: 2
Views: 2753

Authors Selling E-Books Direct

Article quotes an e-bookseller exec noting that "a large increase in reputable authors releasing e-books themselves versus going through their publishers." The article is interested in the fact that authors can make ...
by jjochwat
December 14th, 2009, 12:57 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: "Inside the Secret World of Literary Scouts"
Replies: 3
Views: 2523

"Inside the Secret World of Literary Scouts"

Wow. I've been reading agents' and editors' blogs for a few years now, and not stumbled across anything on this topic -- until now. A woman named Emily Williams (herself a former scout) explains the whole schmear. And this is only the first part! Two more (on the current scene, and why it's so hard ...