NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH :: Tips & Advice for First-Time Fiction Writers

Every November, thousands of aspiring writers from across the world try their hand at writing a novel in a month as part of the National Novel Writing Month. Not an easy feat as you can imagine. Of course, what counts as a novel (according to the NaNoWriMo guidelines) is 50,000 words, or roughly 175 pages. A novella really. But what’s wonderful about the idea is that it gets many potential writers past the first-word threshold and onto the first... Read More

WORD: Get Your Lit Crawl On (NYC Style)!

It’s that time of year again. Fall is here, the weather is breezy, and the cooling summer heat has released the sweaty citizens of New York from their air-conditioned, rat-trap apartments. It’s high time to slip on your 1940s vintage frames and that tweed jacket with the elbow patches, and come out for the fifth annual Lit Crawl NYC this weekend. On Saturday night, Sept. 15th, New York lit fans will descend onto the streets of downtown... Read More