Monthly Archives: August 2012

WRITING ON THE ETHER: In a Handbag

Currently sponsored by Darrelyn Saloom and Dave Malone in celebration of Malone’s new book of poems, Seasons in Love from Trask Road Press, Writing on the Ether is a collection of news and perspectives on publishing. It is written by journalist and critic Porter Anderson for Jane Friedman and it appears at JaneFriedman.com each Thursday. Sponsorship opportunities are available and offer generous promotion.

7 Essential Elements of Scene + Scene Structure Exercise

Today’s post is excerpted from The Plot Whisperer Workbook (Adams Media, 2012) by Martha Alderson. Two lucky commenters were chosen to receive a free copy of the book: Tanette Smith and Mindy Halleck. Congratulations! In a scene, a character acts and reacts to people, places, and events. In this respect, scenes are the basic building […]

EXTRA ETHER: Buying Book Reviews – Still Admire John Locke?

Writing on the Ether is currently sponsored by Deirdre Gogarty, author with Darrelyn Saloom of My Call to the Ring: A Memoir of a Girl Who Yearns to Box. Writing on the Ether is a collection of news and perspectives on publishing. It is written by journalist and critic Porter Anderson for Jane Friedman and it appears at JaneFriedman.com each Thursday.

WRITING ON THE ETHER: Quality – Do You Give a Royal Rump?

Celebrating its 52nd consecutive week of gas, Writing on the Ether is currently sponsored by Deirdre Gogarty, author with Darrelyn Saloom of My Call to the Ring: A Memoir of a Girl Who Yearns to Box. Writing on the Ether is a collection of news and perspectives on publishing. It is written by journalist and critic Porter Anderson for Jane Friedman and it appears at JaneFriedman.com each Thursday.

How to Get More (and Better) Press

Today’s post is by freelance journalist and independent author Dana Sitar (@DanaSitar).  You’ve just released a book. You’re participating in a live reading. You’re planning a book tour. Whatever it is, you want press. While social media and blogs are a great way to share news with your audience, the value of a good article in print […]

Two Deadly Sins of Memoir Writing

Today’s post is excerpted from You Should Really Write a Book by Regina Brooks and Brenda Lane Richardson. Copyright © 2012 by the authors and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin. In considering memoir writing through the prism of relationships, it’s important to alert you to two deadly sins. From the standpoint of trying […]

EXTRA ETHER: DBW’s Best-Seller List

Writing on the Ether is currently sponsored by Deirdre Gogarty, author with Darrelyn Saloom of My Call to the Ring: A Memoir of a Girl Who Yearns to Box. Writing on the Ether is a collection of news and perspectives on publishing. It is written by journalist and critic Porter Anderson for Jane Friedman and it appears at JaneFriedman.com each Thursday.