Jonathan Franzen’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

In 2010, inspired to Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing, The Guardian asked some of the world’s most respected writers to share their best tips for writing fiction. Here’s the list American novelist and essayist Jonathan…

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Inside a Publishing House: Behind the Scenes with Random House (video)

This promotional video from the US office of Random House provides a behind the scenes look at the workings of a major publishing house. It features interviews with the company’s editors, designers, marketing staff and…

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Writing Advice from Cassandra Clare (part two)

Last week we posted part one of an article by best-selling fantasy and young adult fiction author Cassandra Clare. Continuing here, Cassandra shares tips and links writers of all genres will find extremely useful and…

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After the First Draft: Max Barry on Editing

Max Barry is the author of five novels, including New York Times Notable Book Jennifer Government and Syrup, which has been made into a major film. He is also the creator of the internet mini-phenomenon NationStates,…

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Neil Gaiman and The Ocean at the End of the Lane (video)

‘It’s hot in Melbourne and not just because of the temperature. Neil F*cking Gaiman is here.’ And so begins this one-hour long interview by Melbourne broadcaster Alicia Sometimes. Gaiman and his wife Amanda Palmer are…

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