1st BOOKS is hosted by MEG WAITE CLAYTON
I hope you’ll be inspired by
- A Statistical Analysis of the New York Times Notable Books in Fiction for 2013
- 8 Great Gifts for Writers
- Allison Winn Scotch: Moving the Other Way, from Traditional Publishing to Indie Author
- 11 Bits of Wisdom from Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life
- Harriet Scott Chessman: The Beauty of Ordinary Things
You might also enjoy my husband's blog, The Dad App
Guest Posting on 1st Books
I don't review books on 1st Books, but I do host traditionally-published author guest posts to coincide with new book releases, as space allows. If you're interested, contact me through this page, and please include the title, publisher, and publication date.
I recognize the market is changing and many fine books are self-published these days, but due to volume considerations, at the moment I'm only hosting authors who publish with traditional publishers.
Category Archives: Writing Quotes and Other Literary Fun
After I read in the New York Times that The Golden Notebook author Doris Lessing, who won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, passed away this morning, I turned to rereading some of her writings and interviews. I hope you’ll enjoy … Continue reading
On this autumnal equinox – the perfect balance of day and night as the sun dips below the equator and we in the northern hemisphere move into autumn – I thought you might enjoy these six short quotes: “What’s the … Continue reading
Early in my writing career, I had the incredible good fortune to study with National Book Award winner Alice McDermott. The story of how she got started writing and publishing is nicely delivered on The National Book Foundation site. To … Continue reading
Agatha Christie was born 123 years ago today–an old bird by any measure, and yet she remains one of the most read authors ever. Here are a few tips from the master to consider next time you put pen to … Continue reading
Writing Advice and Inspiration from Elmore Leonard (1925 – 2013): #10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.
I heard on NPR this morning that Elmore Leonard passed away, and immediately thought of his wonderfully funny – and simply wonderful – 10 Tips for Writers. What I didn’t know until I read it in his obituary in The … Continue reading
Just a few of my favorite literary quotes about fathers, to celebrate Father’s Day: “Goodbye, Papa, you saved me. You taught me to read.” - Markus Zusak, The Book Thief “A man can know his father, or his son, and there might still … Continue reading