Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Writing Tips: Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer website

Monday Writing Tip from Sierra Writers' Conference:
Registration Opens 11/1/2016


Carl Zimmer - writes books and articles about science,
Author of A Planet of Viruses, The Tangled Bankand Brain Cuttings

Tips: 
  1. Do as much research as possible away from the Internet — with living people, in real places.
  2. Be ready to organize vast amounts of data. Use a wall, or software like Scrivener.
  3. Be ready to amputate entire chapters. It will be painful.
  4.  

Steve Silberman's collection of writing tips:

Steve Silberman Website
When Steve Silberman started working on his book NeuroTribes, The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, he decided to “tap into the wisdom of the hive mind.” Fortunately he had a great hive to tap and he shared a long article with brief tips on writing a book from 22 authors.
 
It’s really too much to read all at once so we will be posting each author’s advice separately so that you can savor each tidbit. (You can always click on the link at the end of the previous paragraph to get the whole feast.)

Now, go forth and write!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Agent: Jennifer Chen Tran


Jennifer Chen Tran website
 Jennifer Chen Tran: an Associate Agent at Fuse Literary acquiring both fiction and non-fiction. She is a lifelong reader, New York native, and experienced member of the publishing industry. Prior to joining Fuse Literary, Jennifer was principal and owner of Penumbra Literary LLC, and served as Of Counsel at The New Press. She has also interned at Zachary Shuster Harmsworth literary agency, was an editorial and publicity intern at Hunter House Publishers (since acquired by Turner Publishing), and editorial intern at Terrain Magazine.

Jennifer can't be with us for the conference ... it's her daughter's sixth birthday!

However, she is going to join us on Friday for the Critique-Fest. ... register soon, spaces for this event are expected to sell out rapidly. Join us for an amazing afternoon of camaraderie and critique ... and meet Jennifer.

Friday, September 16, 2016

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Novelists. Poets. Essayists. Nonfiction writers.
Memoirists. Travel writers. Short story writers.
Beginners. Award-winners. Dreamers. Best sellers. 

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January 20-21, 2017 

Writers all … join us for a day of learning, sharing, growing and being inspired to craft your words into the stories, articles and books that only you can write. (Plus, get the information you need to market yourself and your work.)

What:  2nd Annual Sierra Writers’ Conference
When: January 21, 2017 - Full-day conference (See Schedule)
           January 20, 2017 - Afternoon critique workshop  (See Critique Fest)
           Where: Sierra College Campus (See Directions)
Why: Because the world needs your words and your stories … plus you will meet incredible local writers and it will be FUN!!! 

(Register early ... save money ... and  be eligible to enter the Best First Sentence Contest)