November 2013

Bookmark This: My First Nemesis

Bookmark this hilarious essay by author Rebecca Makkai on dealing with a literary nemesis, real or imagined. Here's an excerpt:

"I believe that every writer—maybe every creative person, maybe anyone whose life is ruled by ambition, by a calling beyond rationality—has an imaginary nemesis. The person isn’t imaginary, mind you. But the rivalry is.

Writers' Reel: How To Write A Strong Beginning

In this week's Writers' Reel, watch Michael Arndt, award-winning screenwriter of Toy Story 3, break down how to write a strong beginning using Pixar films as examples.

Here are his first three tips:

Job Opportunity: Programs Coordinator, Digital Media

Digital Media Program Coordinator

Job Summary

PEN Center USA, a literary nonprofit based in Beverly Hills, is seeking a Digital Media Program Coordinator to oversee its website and the website’s final stages of redesign, e-mail campaigns, information databases, and social media platforms. The Digital Media Program Coordinator will work closely with the PEN Center USA staff to maintain an engaged web presence.