WRITING ON THE ETHER: Clear Surface

Writing on the Ether is a collection of news and perspectives on publishing. It is written by journalist and critic Porter Anderson for Jane Friedman and appears at JaneFriedman.com each Thursday. Because it is a long post, each edition includes a table of contents to help you move quickly to sections of the article you’d like to reach quickly. When you click on a table of contents listing, the URL generated can be sent to others to direct them to that specific section. Writing on the Ether is currently sponsored by Will Entrekin and his Exciting Press, and features Nick Earls’ book, Perfect Skin. Read More

WRITING ON THE ETHER: uAreWhich?

Writing on the Ether is a collection of news and perspectives on publishing. It is written by journalist and critic Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) for Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) and appears at JaneFriedman.com each Thursday. Because it is a long post, each edition includes a table of contents to help you move quickly to sections of the article you’d like to reach quickly. When you click on a table of contents listing, the URL generated can be sent to others to direct them to that specific section. Writing on the Ether is currently sponsored by Will Entrekin and his Exciting Press, and features Nick Earls’ book, Perfect Skin. Read More

WRITING ON THE ETHER: Fight for Air

I find BEA the most discouragingly retrograde event of the year in publishing. It’s old-school swag-‘n’-swagger, the hawking of wares not to customers but to intermediaries, an anachronistic holdover in a business still having trouble recognizing profound change. Read More

WRITING ON THE ETHER: Apples Cored

When new writers ask me what to do, these days I suggest they wait, whether they’re looking for a DIY or traditional approach. Work on new material, take extra time to refine and edit existing work. In six months to a year, we’ll know more about what’s doable and what isn’t. Read More