National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is fast approaching. Here one writer shares why she takes up the challenge of writing a novel in 30 days. By Alegra Clarke I have to admit, I am a bit of NaNoWriMo bully. It brings out my evangelistic side. When listing reasons that a reluctant...
The last time I was here blogging on EditorUnleashed was quite a while ago now, in fact it has been over 4 years ago now. In those 4 years the domain dropped and spammers took over EditorUnleashed posting a whole load of spam ripped from Wikipedia and the spammers...
Novelist Anne LeClaire has recently penned her first memoir exploring the connections between silence and creativity, Listening Below the Noise: A Meditation on the Practice of Silence. Anne is the author of eight novels, including Entering Normal, The Lavender Hour, and Leaving Eden. And she leads a number of popular...
I wrote a post a few weeks ago, Twitter Tips for Writers + 25 Good follows, that continues to generate waves of traffic to this blog. So apparently a lot of you are on Twitter now and that’s great. I think it’s the best medium of the moment to...
You may have already heard this if you follow me on Twitter or on the forum: As of next Monday I will be going back into the workforce. I accepted the position of Lifestyles Digital Content Manager with The Cincinnati Enquirer. I can’t tell you how fortunate I feel to...
Michael Bourret is a literary agent at the fabulous Dystel & Goderich Literary Agency. He has wide-ranging tastes, and a special fondness for YA fiction and serious nonfiction. Here, he answers 5 questions about the state of the industry and what he likes in a pitch. Mark your calendar: Michael...
There’s an article in today’s New York Times that should be required reading for all writers: Self-Publishers Flourish as Writers Pay the Tab. Here’s a brief excerpt: As traditional publishers look to prune their booklists and rely increasingly on blockbuster best sellers, self-publishing companies are ramping up their title counts and...
just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve run into substantial technical issues with this site and I’ve been having a difficult time diagnosing and fixing the problems. I upgraded the blog to the new version of WP last week, and it hasn’t worked quite right since. The EU forum has...
Andrew F. Gulli is the managing editor of The Strand Magazine. The Strand is a quarterly journal with a rich history you can read all about here. Here, Andrew answers 5 questions about breaking into this fine journal. Andrew will be visiting the Editor Unleashed forum for a live...
Last week, Michael Hyatt, CEO of prominent Christian publishing house Thomas Nelson, made an announcement on his blog with this post: Should You Consider Self-Publishing? I encourage you to read the post in full. But to summarize, Thomas Nelson is starting up a self-publishing imprint called Westbow Press. Now even if...