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Author Interview: Constance Hale

You may remember Constance Hale, author of Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose and Vex, Hex, Smash Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing from this guest post she wrote for Writerland back in 2012. But she wasn’t always a language book writer. Constance started by writing poetry in college. Then she penned […]

Constance Hale Has a Crush on Verbs

I am thrilled to welcome wordsmith Constance Hale, bestselling author of Sin and Syntax and the just-released Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing. Constance is here to talk about … you guessed it: VERBS.

My Crush on Verbs By Constance Hale

How can a person write a whole book, just on […]

Personal Essay vs Memoir

Constance Hale, author of the must-have guide to language Sin and Syntax and the forthcoming Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch, sent this description of the difference between personal essay and memoir to everyone at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. I found it so insightful, I asked her if I could share with you:

“Personal essay is […]

Is Self-Publishing the Way to Go?

Today I have a wonderful post from Sarah Baker, a former editor for Viking/Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York, via Constance Hale over at Sin and Syntax. If you haven’t visited Sin and Syntax yet, go check out the Salon. It’s full of great articles about writing and publishing like Gianmaria Fanchini’s post […]

Author Interview: Nathan Bransford Part I

I had the pleasure of meeting Nathan Bransford in person last week and interviewing him on video when he came to lunch at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, where I write. Here is the first part of the interview with the (edited) transcription below, so you can follow along to see who is asking the […]

On Bucks and Book Publishing

This week I have a guest post by […]

Link Love

Finally, links!

As you’ve probably heard by now, according to Jeff Bezos, e-book sales have surpassed hardcover book sales at Amazon (but I’m curious to know how e-book sales compare to paperback sales).

And from The Nation, the trouble with Amazon.

From my friend Connie Hale over at Sin and Syntax (have you bought her […]