Once during a teacher/principal conference, my principal took a sip of his coffee and plopped his mug down in front of me. It said, "I'm Smarter Than You." And it was true. He was wicked smaht. We chatted for a bit and he had mentioned that he was writing a book (he really wasn't that bragadocious, I'm summarizing here), and I stupidly blurted out, "Uh, well, actually I'M writing a book too right now." I then explained how it was about a collection of quilts that my mom and I had made and there were pictures and maybe some directions. His only question? "Who's the audience?"
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
One of my absolute favorite daily blogs to follow is by a literary agent named Nathan Bransford. I had no clue who the guy was when I stumbled upon his blog, but it didn't take long to figure out that I couldn't get enough of it. He writes it to supply information to writers about how to query agents, submit manuscripts, and other writerly stuff. He has tons of good info. Go. And don't forget to read the archives! The best part, he's also a great writer, so it's all enjoyable.