If someone had told me years ago a mathematical formula for writing existed, I’d have worked harder in Algebra II. Before you dismiss the notion of a writing/math connection, read this article.
In Porter Anderson’s latest Ether for Authors, Phil Sexton, publisher of Writer’s Digest, urges writers to ask questions of their current or potential publishers. Sexton’s tone is thoughtful, not adversarial. As Anderson puts it, “Sexton’s purpose here was to encourage traditionally published authors and those considering contracts to work against the sometimes parental ‘we have it all under control’ tone such business relationships can take on for writers."
Marcy Kennedy explains (with examples!) the difference between a logline and a tagline.
I’m a fan of Matt Haig’s take on books and writing. Here he offers advice on how to get published. (How many times do we have to hear this kind of thing before it sinks in? In my case, the number apparently is 205 and counting.)
I’m off to a conference with my writing buddy Janice Martin. Have logline and tagline--will travel.
If you’re a writer, I wish you a productive weekend. If you’re not a writer, consider yourself lucky. The homework! It never ends. Either way, I hope you get to spend time with a good book.