Author Archives: Guest Column

How to Win a Bookstore

It’s a bibliophile’s dream. A chance to win a whole bookshop. Now, thanks to a rare opportunity, you could win a bookstore by writing a short essay stating why bookstores are important to the community.

How I Got My Agent: Falguni Kothari

Falguni Kothari is a New York-based South Asian writer who was already published in India when she began seriously querying literary agents in the United States, eventually signing with Andrea Somberg of the Harvey Klinger Agency.

5 Things Fiction Writers Do That Annoy Readers

It's great for fiction writers to experiment with unconventional devices and writing styles, but sometimes going off the beaten path can alienate your readers. Here are five approaches that you might want to reconsider before including them in your work.

A Writer’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory developed by psychologist Abraham Maslow. The hierarchy, comprising a five-tier pyramid, explains the connection between basic human needs and motivation. Bryan E. Robinson has adapted this scale to consider what needs writers must satisfy to move their dreams of writing success up the...