Memoirs: The Yin to Twitter’s Yang

In Editorial by Guest Contributor

*+-Franz Wisner, author and founder of Story-Driven Ink — a new online writing workshop — on why he’s bullish on the future of the memoir. Editorial by Franz Wisner I just returned from a funeral, one in a long string. This one mirrored the others — a bunch of somber-faced mourners, huddled in a room, cradling fermented beverages, mourning the death of …

Is a Writer’s Expectation of Riches Now Unrealistic?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka In today’s editorial, “We Are All Poets Now” author Nina de Gramont writes movingly about her experience of falling in-and-out of favor with a big New York publishing house and then finding contentment in moderating her expectations of financial rewards from her writing career. Writers like to dream of getting rich from their work. But as digitization …

New ARTErra Artist Colony in Portugal Taking Applications

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka I have several friends who are writers who don’t seem to have a home, but instead travel from artist colony to artist colony — with irregular stops at universities for teaching gigs and home to sort the mail. Thinking of those homeless nomads, I thought it would be a good idea to starting highlighting opportunities for writers …

Asian Prize Changes Seem Puzzling, But Perhaps For the Better

In Editorial by Guest Contributor

*+-Editorial by Miguel Syjuco, Winner of the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize MONTREAL: When news arrived this week that the Man Asian Literary Prize would no longer be accepting unpublished manuscripts, and instead only published novels, dismay broke out among writers. On blogs, newsgroups, email, and networking sites, the communal shock developed into debate. On one side, the door through …