Jul 23, 2012 @ 12:26:00 am
Electric Literature excerpts part of The Devil’s Treasure, Mary Gaitskill’s novel-in-progress about a little girl wandering through hell.
What are a few ways to land a multi-million-dollar (or even a million-dollar) book deal? You can write a debut novel starring a teenage female protagonist, or try self-publishing your books first. If that doesn’t work, you might want to serialize your novels—per Mark Danielewski—or write a celebrity memoir... Moby Lives considers what we can learn from the six-figure book deals of 2012.
From a Craig Brown's book One on One, an account of how Kingsley Amis advised Roald Dahl on his decision to start writing children’s books: "But if you do decide to have a crack, let me give you one warning. Unless you put everything you've got into it, unless you write it from the heart, the
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