10 Writing Tips from the Masters

10 Writing Tips from the Masters

10 Writing Tips from the Writing Masters for Writing this Memorial Day Weekend

19 Twitter Tips for Authors + Others


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3 Writing Programs Worth a Look


3 Writing programs worth a look

Dear Mrs. Wharton, Dear Mr. James – a literary Frie...

Edith Wharton mirror quote

On this day in 1900, Henry James first wrote to Edith Wharton, who had been angling to meet him since 1887, when she was a shy 25-year-old. He was moved to write her after reading her “The Line of Least Resistance” in Lippincott’s Magazine. It marks the beginning of a literary friendship, at a time when Wharton […]

In case you want to be jealous…

Margaret Atwood signing The Heart Goes Last for fangirl-novelist Meg Waite Clayton

“A word after a word after a word is power.” – Margaret Atwood, from “Spelling” In case you want to be jealous… You know those literary idols you’re afraid to meet because they might be cold in person even though their writing breaks your heart? I’m here to tell you Margaret Atwood is not one […]

Write it Down, Make it Real

Write it Down, Make it Real

Karma Brown is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer whose first novel, Come Away with Me, released just a few weeks ago, when I was on book tour and 1st Books was on hiatus–so I’m delighted to host her today. Lori Nelson Spielman says of Karma’s debut, “Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love will flock to this […]

1st BOOKS is hosted by MEG WAITE CLAYTON

Read the new national bestseller, The Race for Paris, from the author of the New York Times-bestseller The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel). Meg has also written essays for The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Writer's Digest, Runner's World, and public radio.

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