Queen Victoria's journals & drawings from age 13 to marriage 1840 available outside UK thru June 30, 2012
Ruler (1837-1901) of a quarter of the world's land mass, one fifth of then-world's population, mother of 9
tips on writing a book while in prison
hey, Cervantes and Mandela did this
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing by author J. A. Konrath
More info on writer go to http://jakonrath.com/
"Warnings About the Schemes, Scams, and Pitfalls That Threaten Writers"
Writer Bewareฎ website
ringShout: place for black writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry- discussions, opportunities, youth outreach
Dos & Don'ts for writing fiction from Margaret Atwood, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, Diana Athill, Richard Ford, PD James...
British Library's recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments
a researcher's dream, a writer's heaven--hear what you are writing about
Visit the Boston Public Library
a.k.a the "BPL," founded in 1848 as the nation's first municipal free-to-all library
The skinny on self-publishing v. commercial publishing: which gets your book into the most stores? Is self-publishing key to landing a commercial book contract?
"Good writing has two characteristics: It's alive on the page and the reader is persuaded that the writer is on a voyage of discovery." -- Vivian Gornick
"there are so many good memoirs (and quite a few bad ones). In a good memoir, the author is able to go deeper, be more open, more vulnerable. The reader is able to connect with the character exposed and learn from the character's flaws, relating to the flaws in the reader's own life. ... the label [of memoir or of fiction] is meaningless. The standards of literature are all that matter. It is intense, lyrical, moving and ultimately enlightening." --Stephen Elliot
Think of your writing self as a pole vaulter: clear high bars in a single jump, fall, get up, jump again.
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