Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What Writers Need to Know About Literary Agents & Blogs

Every January there is "Blue Monday", the "most depressing day of the year", a perfect storm of mid-winter drudgery, post-Christmas comedown and credit card overload Black Dog in or outside the book

The question and answer community Quora has launched a blog network. According to the site, most active writers on Quora get more than one million estimated annual views and now they have a new set of tools. Czech (sic) it out

The celebrated literary agent who launched Jack Kerouac tells his own tales. The Legendary Literary Dragon
The release of the film version of Jean-Louis "Jack" Kerouac’s iconic novel from 1957, On the Road, reminds us that, without a literary agent and gentleman of the old school named Sterling Lord, chances are we would never have heard of the mythic Kerouac. Along with the work of William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, On the Road pioneered the Beat Generation.

Filmmakers have long dreamt about adapting Jack Kerouac's beloved 1957 book "On the Road" for the big screen, but when it came time for director Walter Salles to finally get a crack at it, he decided the project needed to wait even longer longer