Words to live (and write, and edit) by:
"An author merely begins a book. A reader finishes it."
"Don’t tell me that the moon is shining; Show me the glint of light on broken glass."
-attributed to Anton Checkhov
“I have been correcting the proofs of my poems. In the morning, after hard work, I took a comma out of one sentence…. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
Tag Archives: writing
Hello everyone! On Saturday, February 15th, Ooligan Press hosted Write to Publish 2014, a writer’s conference that aims to demystify the publishing process. This year’s conference focused on the “New Adult Revolution,” with panelists discussing how to write and market books that fit … Continue reading
Hi friends, First, we wanted to give a massively impressed shout-out to all of you who started, worked on, and/or finished a project during NaNoWriMo! We both believe that NaNo’s not just for hitting that elusive, sparkly 50k and beyond; … Continue reading
Hi there, friends. We know, we know. A blog update? From Sarah and Sylvia? It’s true! We are indeed alive, and have so much to tell you. Namely that we’ve been too busy running around doing fun stuff like riding … Continue reading
Viva Scriva guest post: Are we there yet? How to know when your manuscript’s ready to submit, to whom, and why!
Hello friends, This last week, we had the pleasure of writing a guest post on the Viva Scriva blog. Viva Scriva is a Portland, Oregon-based critique group whose members are “…writers of picture books, middle grade, YA, textbooks, graphic novels, … Continue reading
Greetings and happy autumn to everyone. Things have been a bit on the busy side for the two of us lately, and we’re sorry we haven’t been around that much to fill you in on what’s been happening with us … Continue reading
“If every sound you emit is a scream, a scream has no expressive value. What I dislike about the present-tense narrative is its limited range of expressiveness.” So said His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman in a 2010 Guardian article … Continue reading