Category Archives for On writing

Clippings 29: For the love of reading and writing

This tribute to print books, a stop-motion video created by (and at) Type Books in Toronto, gave me a thrill. It’s ok to clap at the end—I did! Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to read more and write … Continue reading

09. January 2012 by Mindy
Categories: Clippings, On reading, On writing, Resources | 3 comments

Happy Freelance Writers Appreciation Week

Leave it to my little sister to post a Facebook message today wishing me a happy Freelance Writers Appreciation Week!  Didn’t know there was such a thing, but any excuse to celebrate, right?  Ironically, I’m celebrating by turning down a … Continue reading

07. February 2011 by Mindy
Categories: News, On writing | 4 comments

How Authors Sell; How Readers Buy

Have you read Joanne Kaufman’s “How Authors Move Their Own Merchandise” in the Wall Street Journal?  She documents how authors are offering free books, iPods, and even sex toys to boost sales in an increasingly crowded marketplace. As an author … Continue reading

21. January 2011 by Mindy
Categories: On reading, On writing, Your turn | 4 comments

P.D. James’ advice to reviewers

Over the weekend, I had occasion to return to P.D. James’ Time to Be in Earnest, which I reviewed about 18 months ago.  The occasion was that I had just read John Bayley’s Elegy for Iris (review forthcoming), a memoir … Continue reading

29. June 2009 by Mindy
Categories: On reading, On writing, Reviews | 9 comments

Well Said: on writing in community

Poet Nikky Finney on writing in community: You know, it’s so funny, growing up in a small town, going to a very small college, I have never in my life had a creative writing class as a student.  Never.  They … Continue reading

14. April 2009 by Mindy
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