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WRITING ON THE ETHER: When Bad Things (Seem To) Happen on Good Sites 22 Aug 2013 | 08:15 pm

Table of Contents Goodreads: “We take all these comments very seriously” “I despise all of this drama” It’s Just Books Goodreads: “We take all these comments very seriously” You don’t necessarily...

Chronic Back Pain and The Writing Life: A Few Remedies 20 Aug 2013 | 05:00 pm

Cincinnati Mini-Heart Marathon, 2002 Like most writers, I spend a great deal of time sitting in front of a computer. Every job I’ve held post-college has been a desk job, and my non-work looks exactl...

WRITING ON THE ETHER: Are You Marketing to Your “Adjacent Fans”? 15 Aug 2013 | 08:20 pm

Table of Contents Looking for the “Comp”-etitive Edge Marketing: Not Just for Companies Anymore Wait. Who Wrote That? Looking for the “Comp”-etitive Edge Books are books but they are also contain...

The Collapse of a Writing Routine—and How It Was Restored by Frances Kazan 12 Aug 2013 | 05:00 pm

The workspace of Frances Kazan Today’s guest post is by Frances Kazan, the widow of famed director Elia Kazan. For years I was a disciplined writer. After walking the dog, I was seated at my desk by...

Healthcare for the Self-Employed Writer by Michael Cahill 9 Aug 2013 | 05:00 pm

Photo by jfcherry / Flickr Today’s guest post is by Michael Cahill of Vista Health Solutions (@VistaHealth). If you’re self-employed, you know what it feels like to pay way too much for health insur...

WRITING ON THE ETHER: Pretty Sure They Don’t Wear Black Hats Anymore by Porter Anderson 8 Aug 2013 | 07:30 pm

Table of Contents Waiting to Impale (Ourselves) Fear and Loathing at the Bookstore Barnes and Ignoble Waiting to Impale (Ourselves) No need for a full aria from me about Jeff Bezos’ brilliant buy...

How to Increase Your Odds at Getting Lucky by Ransom Stephens 6 Aug 2013 | 05:00 pm

Photo by SCFiasco / Flickr Today’s guest post is by author Ransom Stephens (@ransomstephens). Last year, an e-mail showed up in my inbox from someone who liked my first novel, The God Patent. Since ...

Best Business Advice for Writers: July 2013 by Jane Friedman 5 Aug 2013 | 05:00 pm

Best Business Advice for Writers is a monthly link round-up where I share the best online articles focused on the business of writing and publishing. Share any best reads you’ve found lately in the co...

Audience Development for Writers: Your Life-Long Career Investment by Jane Friedman 3 Aug 2013 | 05:00 pm

It’s not about the number of friends or fans you have. It’s not about yelling the loudest. It’s not about biting your lip and engaging in self-promotion. Audience development is about finding meani...

Editors Are Usually Really Nice People by Jane Friedman 2 Aug 2013 | 05:00 pm

photo by Ian Burnes If you have Zen or Buddhist inclinations—and you’re also in the profession of writing and publishing—you will love this story and meditation by Gillian Burnes. It begins: In the ...

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