Writers Dispatch, Issue 1

September 15, 2014 • ISSUE 1 • News, Notes, & Events for Writers



Welcome to issue #1 of Writers Dispatch, brought to you by Small Print Magazine.

Links of Interest


Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators – The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/02/why-writers-are-the-worst-procrastinators/283773/?single_page=true


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Author Marketing 101: The Verdict On Kindle Unlimited http://matthewkadish.com/author-marketing-101-verdict-kindle-unlimited/


Free Online Novel Writing Software – Hiveword http://hiveword.com/


Resources: Going From InDesign to Ebook

Ebook Publishing Software Resources | Digital Book World http://www.digitalbookworld.com/resources-going-from-indesign-to-ebook/


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Writing: Talking sense | A psycholinguist invites writers to improve their prose by getting into readers’ minds | The Economist | The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. By Steven Pinker. http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21615476-psycholinguist-invites-writers-improve-their-prose-getting-readers


Kurt Vonnegut’s16 Rules for Writing Fiction http://thetinhouse.tumblr.com/post/96479350244/kurt-always-says-it-best-kurt-vonnegut-16


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Margaret Atwood Is First Writer Chosen for Katie Paterson Project – artnet News http://news.artnet.com/in-brief/margaret-atwood-is-first-writer-chosen-for-katie-paterson-project-94405


Reputation

Authors – How To Promote Yourself http://www.derekhaines.ch/vandal/2013/01/authors-how-to-promote-yourself/


10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science http://io9.com/10-great-novels-that-will-make-you-more-passionate-abou-1617655776


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What is Creative Nonfiction?  https://www.creativenonfiction.org/what-is-creative-nonfiction


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16 Tips on How to Survive and Thrive as a Writer | Live Write Thrive http://www.livewritethrive.com/2012/06/25/16-tips-on-how-to-survive-and-thrive-as-a-writer/



 

Events

The ModPo poetry class has begun.
ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, with an emphasis on experimental verse, from Dickinson and Whitman to the present. Participants (who need no prior experience with poetry) will learn how to read poems that are supposedly “difficult.”

Details at: https://www.coursera.org/course/modernpoetry



 

Calls for Submissions

Small Print Magazine seeks Creative Nonfiction.
http://smallprintmagazine.com/submission-form/

 



 

Milestones

Graham Joyce

Graham Joyce, fantasy author, dies aged 59.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/10/graham-joyce-fantasy-author-dies-aged-59



 

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