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Need We Say More?   Mignon Fogerty on Pet Peeves, riding a wave and what to do if you're a writer--and grammar still scares the bejabbers out of you. Plenty of writers #fangirl on Mignon Fogerty, who took her own quest to make grammar rules easy and accessible...

The Go-To How-To on What to PUT in Your Email Once You've Got One The information onslaught continues! Jess and I, with Sarina's help, keep talking email lists (ok, with Sarina's guidance). This week, we're focused on what to put in that email once you've got...

What's Plagiarism, and what's just plain wrong (and how to keep from accidentally doing either) Sarina joined us to talk plagiarism--after all the recent news and scandals, from the A.J. Finn weirdness (New Yorker piece, NYT articles) to romance author Courtney Milan's discovery that a book...

Professional Jealousy bites us all in the butt, which is another reason we need to keep it in our chair. KJ here. I did what was maybe a bad thing last week: I checked to see if Lisa Damour's new book, Under Pressure (which is very...

  Now appearing in the DEALS section of Publisher's Weekly and Publisher's Lunch: KJ Dell’Antonia’s THE CHICKEN SISTERS, about the long-standing rivalry between two Kansas family fried-chicken dynasties and the reality TV competition that forces that forces a new generation of sisters to face old secrets and...

When Is Contributing to an Anthology a Good Bet? Because Jess and I both contributed to the anthology On Being 40 (ish), which is just out from Simon & Schuster), we spent this episode talking anthologies in general. We've found the ones we've been invited to...

...in which Jess and KJ tackle a classic writing question: can you read in your genre while you’re writing in it without absorbing other voices and ideas?   ...