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This cool new Web site called Filed By looks like a MySpace-like site where writers can access a template page and create a writer profile.

MYSPACE FOR WRITERS?

This cool new Web site called Filed By looks like a MySpace-like site where writers can access a template page and create a writer profile.
My opinion: MySpace itself sucks, I think, but it is a great site for bands, because it has a media player on it, and allows you to upload video and content and songs and pics easily. If this site can do for writers what MySpace does for bands, then this may be very cool.

NEW AGENCY: FINCHLEY ROAD LITERARY

According to Publishers Lunch, "Rebecca Gradinger has left Janklow & Nesbit Associates and launched Finchley Road Literary, a boutique agency specializing in literary fiction, up-market commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir, humor and pop culture."
There is no web site for FRL yet, but a discussion has already popped up over at Absolute Write.

CARNICELLI LITERARY CLOSES

Carnicelli Literary Management is no more as Matthew Carnecelli has closed the agency to join Trident Media Group. Which leads me to:

JENNY BENT LEAVES TRIDENT TO START OWN AGENCY

Matthew joins; and Jenny leaves to start the Bent Agency. Jenny was interviewed on the GLA blog last summer. Although she may have switched agencies, her advice and thoughts in the interview are still helpful if you're thinking of querying her. She handles a variety of nonfiction, and some fiction (literary, women's).

XAVIER WINS; AWESOMENESS PROVEN TO WHOLE WORLD

My alma mater Xavier won their first game of the tournament.

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November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 28

For the 2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a slow down poem.

From Script

TV Reboots, Utilizing Music to Create a Mood, and How to Grab Your Readers in Your First 10 Pages (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, interviews with "Yellowjackets" creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, showrunner Tracey Wigfield and EP Franco Bario of the "Saved by the Bell" reboot, highlights from WGFestival 2021, and so much more!

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 27

For the 2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a remix poem.

15 Promotional Ideas for Nonfiction Authors

15 Promotional Ideas for Nonfiction Authors

For the introverted writer, the process of promoting your book may seem to be a daunting, even frightening undertaking. Here, nonfiction author Rick Lauber lays out 15 promotional ideas for authors to get their books into as many hands as possible.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 26

For the 2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a Well Blank poem.

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Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unexpected Break

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unexpected Break

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, your character receives an unexpected break or benefit.

The Joys and Challenges of Writing About Food

The Joys and Challenges of Writing About Food

Food takes on a main role in Annabel Abbs' novel, Miss Eliza's English Kitchen, where research incorporated all the senses. Here, she discusses the joys and challenges of writing about food.