WIP Reading, Tuesday, July 29th, 7 – 9PM @ 61 Bergen St – Brooklyn

2014_XX-LITWRAP-Writing_in_Progress-illo-r1-1LitWrap Summer Party
Tuesday, July 29th, 7 – 9PM
61 Local (Cobble Hill)
61 Bergen St, Brooklyn

We are so excited to bring you our third LITWRAP Works-In-Progress reading, with an awesome
lineup of local writers: Kris Waldherr, Brian Erickson, Ilana Kramer, Sarah Seltzer, Rachel Lyon, Max Bean, Mary Lannon, and Gerard Cabrera. Grab a drink downstairs and join us UPSTAIRS for some words and inspiration. Hope to see you in real life for hugs and high fives!

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Supported by a grant from Poets and Writers

Inside The Mind of A Literary Agent

fa24aef2dcf6184439542f536a5db1f4As an intern at Folio Literary Management, Hannah Kaner evaluates at least five or six manuscripts a week.  In her first full time job in the publishing industry, after finishing a Junior Research Associate position at Newcastle University, she is now responsible for editing and reporting on the submissions with reasons for why she thinks it is or isn’t suitable for her agent or the current market.  This week she tells us how to prepare your MS for a very very very careful reader. Continue reading Inside The Mind of A Literary Agent

On Writing The Real

Tips from Karen Bender, author of A Town Of Empty Rooms (Counterpoint Press, 2013).

photoKaren Bender’s second novel, A Town of Empty Rooms, came easier than the first.  She prefers the short story form and her first book, the novel Like Normal People, was spiraling in its first draft. She had thought that writing a novel was the same as writing pages. So she had many many pages with no narrative arch. She found herself asking: what is it that my character wants?

By book two she had learned to write only the scenes she needed to tell the story. Have a core question that you are aiming to answer, and write to that.  Some examples are – is he going to get the girl? Or will he find his way home? Reduce the story to one question to find out what’s necessary to include. Continue reading On Writing The Real