Category: Writers

Starting sometime next week, I’m going to give random strangers on the train a copy of my novel GUESTLIST. My plan of attack will be simple: I’ll approach people with books and eReaders, those who look like they like to read. I’ll ask if they’d like to read my book. If they say yes, it’s [...]

In his most excellent memoir On Writing, the venerable Stephen King wrote, “Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot if difference. They don’t have to makes speeches. Just believing is usually enough.” In this section he talks about how, during the early days of writing his breakthrough novel [...]

I’m trying to go to Los Angeles at some point this year. I want to visit friends and, y’know, play tourist for once. I’d initially thought about going for my birthday but that may prove to be prohibitive, so I thought about going for the Writer’s Digest Conference, which is being held October 19-21, 2012. [...]

Hey, look, I don’t care if you order it from Amazon or Barnes and Noble or directly from me. Just know that the long-awaited hardcover edition of GUESTLIST is now available! For those who have been waiting on me to sell autographed copies of GUESTLIST again, here you go. I’m only autographing hardcover editions, though, [...]

And the GUESTLIST train keeps on rollin’ along! The wonderful Dr. Reginia reviewed my novel for her blog, Her Perfect Black Dress, and here’s just some of what she had to say: Guestlist is a tale set in NYC that gives rise to lessons that are familiar, poignant, and pivotal. The book is engaging, with [...]

The Harvard Gazette spoke with several of the prestigious university’s resident authors about where and how they write their books. Here’s what Silver Sparrow author and Radcliffe fellow Tayari Jones said: Composing on an antique typewriter forces me to work a little slower, makes me pay closer attention to every word. I love the little bell [...]

Every day, someone tweets or emails or otherwise messages me to let me know that they’ve read my novel GUESTLIST. It’s an amazing feeling, to know that something I’ve written has affected another human being in so strongly a way that they must reach out to me to let me know their opinion. I’ve heard it all [...]

Yesterday, I was reading a few articles at K.M. Weiland’s Wordplay when I came across this post that said the protagonist and antagonist of one’s novel should share similar traits. The examples cited gave credence to Weiland’s argument, and ranged from the parallels between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader to the common goal of every character [...]

Welp, I guess it’s time to go back to the well. One of my favorite contemporary authors, Lauren Weisberger, recently landed a deal to write Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, a sequel to her bestselling 2003 novel, The Devil Wears Prada.  Check out some info from the press release: Eight years after saying goodbye to Runway, [...]

Hello, Dear Readers! Please enjoy this interview with Jamie White, author of the recently released novel The Life & Times of No One in Particular. What inspired you to write The Life and Times of No One in Particular? The original idea goes back to my Buffy The Vampire Slayer RPG days. A bunch of us [...]