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Jillian Cantor: This Writer’s Secret? Butt in the Chair.

I’m delighted to welcome Jillian Cantor, author of, most recently, The Hours Count as well as Margot, and The Transformation Things, as well as several young adult novels including Searching for Sky and The September Sisters. I had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Writers, Don’t Give Up. Come to Think of it, This Applies to Everyone.

No matter how long it takes, no matter how many computers you break, feel like you’re not going to make it, that you’re a fake, that your writing is a mistake, and you want to go jump in a lake, … Continue reading

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If You Haven’t Heard: HarperCollins Release of A REMARKABLE KINDNESS on August 11, 2015

For those of you who didn’t see my email, I’m delighted to announce that HarperCollins will publish my first novel, A REMARKABLE KINDNESS, on August 11. Perserverance pays off! A REMARKABLE KINDNESS is the story of four American women who … Continue reading

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How to Sell Your Novel. First Write An Exthrillerating One. Here are 8 Important Tips and Exercises.

Yay! It’s less than one month away: the HarperCollins release of my novel, A Remarkable Kindness. I sold my novel and I believe that if it can happen to me, it can happen to you. What follows are some tips … Continue reading

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The Tin Horse Author Janice Steinberg’s Rule #1 On Writing: Go Toward What Scares You

I’d like to welcome novelist Janice Steinberg whose novel, The Tin Horse, (Random House) has been translated in four languages with Portuguese and Japanese in the works. Diana Bletter: How did you move from writing as an arts journalist to … Continue reading

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One Way to Get a Happy Ending? Write a Novel, Says Reuters Journalist Dan Williams.

I’m happy to welcome Reuters Journalist Dan Williams, based in Jerusalem, who has just self-published his novel, Strip Mine. Diana Bletter: Strip Mine is your first published book starring an unflappable heroine, Jodie Moore, a Mossad agent, who tackles nothing less … Continue reading

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Writers: What’s The Nicest Rejection Letter from A Literary Agent You Ever Received?

Calling all writers: what’s the nicest rejection letter from a literary agent you ever received? Or, for that matter, from a journal or newspaper? I’ve gotten hundreds of rejections. First, there’s the kind that most editors practice these days. The … Continue reading

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Tatiana de Rosnay: On Writing Sarah’s Key, The Other Story, and Revealing Family Secrets

I’m delighted, honored and enchantée to host Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah’s Key (which has been translated into 38 languages) and who will publish her latest novel, The Other Story, on April 15, 2014. Diana: The Other Story, like Sarah’s Key, … 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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