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Connecting with other writers (editors, agents) online

November 14, 2010

Tags: writing communities, meet-up groups, critiquing

The following links to online writers groups, critique groups, and communities appear on The Writing Life page of Writers and Editors. We may envy the days of literary salons, when writers hung out in cafes and bars and swapped drafts and lovers, but as C.J. West writes in A Writer in Paris (on the excellent (more…)

Contract complaints at James Frey's fiction factory

November 13, 2010

Tags: book packaging, James Frey, fiction

Under a deal some writers are unhappy with, James Frey, author of the controversial bestselling fictional memoir A Million Little Pieces, has launched a fiction book-packaging company through which young creative-writing M.F.A. students are hired to write young adult novels; they are paid a token sum on signing and completion of a young adult novel but share in profits. (more…)