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Q&A with Chris Paton

In our second Q&A blog, Deana Luchia chats with Chris Paton about self-publishing, pen names and steampunk.

Q: In addition to other genres, you write steampunk stories and novels. 1,486 more words

A few steps to becoming an amazingly good writer.

Happy Monday!  Thanks Giving is right around the corner and I just can’t wait.  I love all that stuffing and gravy.  I could care less about the bird.   1,348 more words


Right, Like a Man: Chris Jane on the power of gender in an author’s name


I prefer the way I write when, while writing, I imagine being read as a man.

There’s an immediate freedom to not be apologetic. To do as we were taught in high school English and eliminate the self-conscious “I think…” from the writing. 1,573 more words

Authors As Guest Bloggers

Ferrante in Fragments of Her Choosing

At The New Republic, novelist Alexander Chee has an essay/review of Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey, Ferrante’s new book of selected letters and interviews spanning nearly two-and-a-half decades. 245 more words


Pen names and Personalities

My writer friend Jenny Kane has been musing on her blog lately about being lots of people at once, at least in terms of pen names. 631 more words

the growing

liquid seeping through the ground
and the life that sprouts is but
a tiny strand of green and white;
a root hugs the earth, a new leaf… 198 more words


The "You" On Your Pages

After posting yesterday about the controversy swirling around out there about a possible “unmasking” of the real person behind the “Elena Ferrante” pseudonym for the huge-selling novelist, I returned once more to my “ 494 more words