Greetings and Happy Fall!
Recent studies (CNN via Twitter via some random blogger from Duluth) show that writers are more prone to paranoia than politicians, plumbers or petty thieves. In that spirit, I recently wrote up this piece on writerly paranoia for my weekly Barnes and Noble.com column. (Read when no one is looking.)
NEXT WORKSHOP – Dates and Deets
Bang the Keys six-week writing workshop dates and deets:
Park Slope, Brooklyn. Two hours per week. Wed. nights at 6:15 October 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2 & 9. $275. Please contact: JillDearman@gmail.com
Check out the vibe before you imbibe:
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AUTUMN EDITING SPECIAL:
In honor of the ongoing recession, I will be offering a discount on my editing services this fall. Whether you are working on a short story, novel, nonfiction book, essay, book proposal, screenplay, memoir, play, book of poetry, or a genre bending cookbook/political thriller, please feel free to contact me to get precise info on a package for you.
I offer two options:
Option One) Analysis
Option Two) Analysis plus Line Editing
Contact info: JillDearman@gmail.com
Bio: Jill Dearman is an editor, writing coach and author of Bang the Keys: Four Steps to a Lifelong Writing Practice (Penguin 2009). Her editing clients include authors published by Harper Collins, Norton, Penguin, and numerous other houses; New York Times journalists and award-winning scriptwriters. For more on her editing philosophy, and blurbs from her clients go to: http://www.jilldearman.com/services.html and click on “Editor”. She is also a part-time Professor of Journalism at New York University and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. An award-winning fiction writer, her prose has been published in numerous publications including North Atlantic Review, The Portland Review, Lilith, New York Stories, and Mr. Beller's Neighborhood. As a journalist, she has written for The Writer, New York Daily News, Time Out New York, and other publications. She writes a weekly interview column for Barnes & Noble.com called “Writer to Writer.”
For more: www.bangthekeys.com