The GLA Blog will be taking a small break during Christmas week, and starting back up again with daily posts as of Monday, December 30, 2013. It has been a fantastic record-setting year in terms of the blog's page views and hits, and I'll be celebrating with a contest early in the new year. Thank you for your support and continued readership. If you are in the query process and eager to meet agents or soak up writing advice, this blog has 6+ years of such information in its archives. Until next week, Happy Holidays, all! I'll still be around Twitter -- so find me there if need be: @chucksambuchino.
In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner
Congratulations to Alyssa Rickert, Grand Prize winner of the 2nd Annual Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards. Here's her winning essay, "In Between."
Things To Consider When Writing About Ghosts and the Supernatural in Fiction
From maintaining subtlety to visiting haunted places, author J. Fremont shares everything to consider when writing about ghosts and the supernatural in fiction.
6 Effective Steps To Promote Your Forthcoming Book on Social Media and Feel Good About It
Social media is a daunting albeit important aspect of promoting our work. Here, author Aileen Weintraub offers six steps to promote your book on social media authentically.
Writer's Digest Presents: World-Building (Podcast, Episode 5)
In the fifth episode of the Writer's Digest Presents podcast, we talk about world-building in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including interviews with authors Whitney Hill (fiction) and Jeannine Hall Gailey (poetry).
The Time Is Now: Securing First-Hand Accounts of History for Writing Projects
Writer Stephen L. Moore discusses the benefits of having first-hand accounts for historical writing and offers advice on best practices in securing interviews while there’s still time.
Character Exploration and Development in Television (From Script)
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with writers, showrunners and more who share a common thread of character exploration and development!