Category Archives: Writers

Writer Dora Levy Mossanen: On Novels and Tapping Into Our Own Emotional Reservoir

I’m happy to welcome Dora Levy Mossanen, whose latest novel, just published on January 7, 2014 is Scent of Butterflies. She is also the author of the historical novels,  Harem, Courtesan and The Last Romanov. Diana: Your novels are all historical novels, set in exotic times … Continue reading

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Phyllis Chesler: On a Writer’s Dilemma, An American Bride in Kabul and the New Anti-Semitism

I’m honored to post this interview with Phyllis Chesler, writer, early feminist activist and leader, and psychotherapist whose first book, Women and Madness, was one of the first to address the mistreatment of women in the mental health field. Her … Continue reading

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Welcome One & All to December’s Jewish Book Carnival. Step Right This Way.

Welcome one and all to December 2013’s Jewish Book Carnival! This is a monthly event “where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read, and comment on each others’ posts.” The posts are presented on a participant’s site on the … Continue reading

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First-Time Novelist Amy Sue Nathan: On Women’s Fiction Writing

I am happy to welcome first-time novelist, Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Glass Wives (St. Martin’s Griffin) and founder of a blog for women’s fiction writers, http://womensfictionwriters.wordpress.com/. Diana: So you published your first novel, The Glass Wives. Yay, you! You’ve mentioned … Continue reading

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Writer Dara Horn: On Writing, Kids, and an “Unintentional Medieval Facebook”

I’m honored to host writer Dara Horn, author of A Guide For the Perplexed (WW Norton). Writing in The New York Times, Jami Attenberg called it an “intense, multi-layered story.” Diana: Real-life people—the 12th century Jewish philosopher and physician Moses … Continue reading

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Tips For Shy Writers: Once You Publish Your Book, You Have to Learn Marketing

So, you wrote a book. You got it published—whether you self-published it or got someone else to publish it for you, you still need to market yourself and stay in touch with your readers. Even a very successful writer like … Continue reading

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Writer Molly Antopol: “Making Sense of The Scariest Parts of Life Through Writing”

I’m honored to host writer and writing teacher Molly Antopol, whose wonderful collection of short stories, The UnAmericans, will be published in February 2014 by W.W. Norton. You might not have heard of her. Yet. But you will. Diana: Welcome, … Continue reading

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One Word At A Time: NaNoWriMo Wants A Novel Out of YOU!

Get cracking. No excuses this time. Join the 151,657 other writers who have already signed up to try to write a 50,000-word novel in November, sponsored by NaNoWriMo. That’s National Novel Writing Month. I loved doing this last year and … Continue reading

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Self-Publisher’s Checklist: 18 Things You Need to Know And When.

Self-Publisher’s Checklist Here’s something for you if you’re planning on self-publishing. This is a simple guide that you can print out and then check as you go along. The idea of self-publishing is overwhelming so this will help you keep … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Get An Editor.

Today’s post is the first in a short series about self-publishing’s do’s and don’ts. But why is getting an editor also important for those who aren’t considering self-publishing? Because we can always use with an editor to edit what comes … Continue reading

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