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The Word as Art

The latest issue of Artlink (a contemporary art quarterly published in southern Australia) caught my attention with a series of articles devoted to “the word as art.” Of…

“They can’t sell them, they can’t give them away”

That’s Carlton Sedgeley, founder of the Royce Carlton lecture agency, quoted in the International Herald Tribune dismissing the notion of midlist authors supplementing their incomes with the assistance…

New World / New Words

Acouple of days ago I completed proofreading first pages of New World / New Words: Recent Writing from the Americas, A Bilingual Anthology, the first volume in a…

The Writer’s Life … in Film

Strange Maps

Swiss Miss called my attention to this excellent blog called “Strange Maps.” Many of the maps aren’t really strange, but almost all are interesting. Shown is Jack Kerouac’s…

Worlds of Words

Serious fiction writers think about moral problems practically. They tell stories. They narrate. They evoke our common humanity in narratives with which we can identify, even though the…

Outlook grim for writers

According to a story in the Independent, authors’ income has fallen in recent years. In the UK the top 10 percent of authors take home more than half…

We’re in Trouble

Eric and Kristen are in unfamiliar territory. They have only known one another a few weeks, but they have decided they are already deeply, madly in love. Tha’s…

Comments on Getting a Book Published

Reader Rod Clark, who is editor-in-chief of the literary journal Rosebud, left — as a kind of lengthy aside to a comment on another post — some thoughts…

Note to Self

Will Self’s writing room. A 360 degree view in 71 photos by Phil Grey