Anna Shinoda: ‘Time away from a manuscript always gives me a better perspective for editing.’

Anna Shinoda devoted several years to her debut young adult novel, Learning Not to Drown. The story was influenced by Shinoda’s personal experiences with having an incarcerated sibling. We spoke with Shinoda to learn her thoughts on research, crafting realistic characters, and more. Here are the highlights… Q: How did you land your book deal?...

Dori Weintraub Named VP of Publicity at St. Martin’s Press

Dori Weintraub has been named vice president of publicity at St. Martin’s Press at Macmillan, Inc. She will oversee campaigns for both fiction and nonfiction titles. Weintraub has devoted fourteen years of her career to this imprint. Prior to this appointment, she served as the vice president of marketing, communications, and audience development. New Career...

6 Reasons Your Facebook Fanpage Isn’t Gathering Likes

For social media marketers, the Facebook “like” is one of the most valuable currencies there is. A like may not be an end in and of itself—the ultimate goal is to develop customers, converts, and brand ambassadors—but someone who likes your company page is that much closer to seeing your content, engaging with it, sharing...

TVWriter™ Welcomes Inktip!

Don’tcha love the colors of this logo? We love the colors! Speaking of the Spec Scriptacular as we just were, TVWriter™ is proud to announce that Inktip, which we consider THE site for producers and reps to find and see your work, has partnered up with us to co-sponsor both the Spec Scriptacular and the...

5 Quick Tips for Writing in Multiple Perspectives

Writing a novel from one unique perspective can be challenging enough for many writers, but writing a character’s story through multiple perspectives will multiply the challenges, but also the rewards. Adi Alsaid’s new novel, Let’s Get Lost (Harlequin Teen, 2014), is an excellent example of using multiple perspectives to effectively tell the story of one...

Flavorwire’s 10 Stunning Writing Studios

Once again, Flavorwire has compiled a list for writers that will probably stir up some inspiration AND envy. We’ve already gotten a glimpse of the world’s best bookstores and the world’s most beautiful libraries. Now we get to see 10 stunning writing spaces — woodland cabins, backyard sheds, renovated barns, suspended studios, wetland retreats, and more. ...

Freelance Writing Jobs for August 22, 2014

TGIF! Here’s to a great weekend ahead, but let’s look at some freelance writing jobs first, shall we? Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance Writers for Fashion Times (Offsite) Content Manager – Weekend Web Content Writer (Miami Beach) Content Writers for Forum (Remote) Writer for Marijuana Project (Vancouver)...