No column today. Just a wish of Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there, including all writers and those who read my blog. I have no unique or special message on this holiday besides to hug someone you love. Columns resume tomorrow.
Writing Allegory: A Convenient Place to Hide
Where realistic fiction felt both too restrictive and too revealing for author Susan Speranza’s transition from poetry to fiction, she turned to allegory. Here, she shares examples of famous allegories throughout history and how allegorical writing helped shape her novel, Ice Out.
Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer
In this post, author C. Hope Clark shares tips on how freelance writers can use Instagram as a tool to find more freelance writing connections, assignments, and overall success.
Jane Porter: On the Joy of Writing Mature Characters
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jane Porter discusses celebrating the nature of getting older in her new romance novel, Flirting With Fifty.
Adapting True Crime and True Stories for Television (From Script)
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with writers and showrunners Robert Siegel and D.V. DeVincentis (“Pam & Tommy”), Patrick Macmanus and Liz Hannah (“The Girl from Plainville”) who both have taken creative liberties in adapting true stories for a limited series.
Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas
Author Chanel Cleeton discusses how reader curiosity led her to write her new historical fiction novel, Our Last Days in Barcelona.