Sunday, September 9, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 9 September 2018

This Week on Books Direct -
9 September 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 9 September 2018

Here's a list of some great articles you may have missed this week. Enjoy!

How To Start A Blog (Why And When) by Catherine E. McLean for Writers Cheat Sheets
The question posed for this month: “Should I blog before I finish my first book or after?”

How To Start A Blog (Why And When) by Catherine E. McLean for Writers Cheat Sheets


Querying Rejection: Form Letters by Anna Simpson for emaginette
Anna answers the question: “What publishing path are you considering/did you take, and why?”

Querying Rejection: Form Letters by Anna Simpson for emaginette


Publishing Paths by Tricia Schneider for Shadows of Romance
Tricia answers the same question: “What publishing path are you considering/did you take, and why?”

Publishing Paths by Tricia Schneider for Shadows of Romance


Thousands of disgruntled office workers – including a member of the White House press team – have applied to run a pop-up bookshop in the Maldives after an advertisement for the position went viral last week.

White House Press Officer Joins Race For Bookshop Job In The Maldives by Alison Flood for The Guardian


Hotel chain Travelodge revealed the 20 most-left-behind books at their locations, and the list includes some pretty riveting best sellers.

These Are the 20 Books Travelers Are Always Leaving Behind at Their Hotels by Andrea Romano for Travel + Leisure


Two great champions of reading for pleasure return to remind us that it really is an important thing to do – and that libraries create literate citizens.

Neil Gaiman And Chris Riddell On Why We Need Libraries – An Essay In Pictures for The Guardian


6 More Creative Ways To Strengthen Your Story Idea by Joslyn Chase for The Write Practice
How do you take the seed of a story that feels too much like it’s already been done, and make it your own?

6 More Creative Ways To Strengthen Your Story Idea by Joslyn Chase for The Write Practice


The William Blake Archive gives us access to a huge sampling of Blake’s work, from his book illustrations to his drawings and paintings, to his manuscripts, etc.

Enter An Archive Of William Blake’s Fantastical “Illuminated Books”: The Images Are Sublime, And In High Resolution by Josh Jones for Open Culture


Gwyn Conger Steinbeck’s newly unearthed book tells of her troubled marriage to the author.

John Steinbeck Was A Sadistic Womaniser, Says Wife In Memoir by Sian Cain for The Guardian


Was Lolita Inspired By A True Crime? by Maureen Corrigan for The Washington Post
A new book, The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman, offers tantalizing evidence it was.

Was Lolita Inspired By A True Crime? by Maureen Corrigan for The Washington Post


How To Begin Writing Every Day by Rosario Martinez for The NaNoWriMo Blog
For some writers, September means the start of meticulously planning out what they’re going to write in November. No matter what your writing style is, just starting anything can be the hardest part. Writer Rosario Martinez shares some words of wisdom about beginnings.

How To Begin Writing Every Day by Rosario Martinez for The NaNoWriMo Blog


5 Reasons This Is The Best Time To Be A Creator by Sara Crawford for The Creative Penn
Is it “too late” to write a book when the world is so crowded with books and more being published every day? No, now really is the best time ever to be a creator.

5 Reasons This Is The Best Time To Be A Creator by Sara Crawford for The Creative Penn


Find out how to start a book with a bang.

Shocking Introductions: Crafting The Perfect Start To A Story by C. M. North for Girl Who Reads


If you enjoyed this blog post, please visit the other This Week posts for links to more great articles.

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