Some people just want to watch the world burn
old children’s books
- no more anxiety
- clear skin
|—||Brandon Boyd (via writersrelief)|
A title I have never used before, and hopefully never will again…
We had several questions in the ask box, and occasionally get them popping in, about naming people and places. So, here’s your resource for all things nameable:
20,000 Names — is glorious. You can even search for names by special category and geographic region.
Fantasy Name Generator — extensive lists and not just limited to ‘fantasy’ names. Category breakdowns by character race, places, and even includes some descriptions for things like weapons, clothing, and settings.
Baby Names — Includes searches by gender, popularity by year, and even a name fuser if you want to come up with your own version of Renesmee…
Place Name Generator — If you’re going for the totally random, just hand me a name so I can be done with it route, this is your spot. Also includes links for generating character and fantasy names.
Place Name Links List — For more links to place naming resources.
Links from Writers Friend — Several more cool character name reference links.
Hope these help!
I want to write, but I just can’t write.
Plot twist: A fat protagonist has a compelling arc and stays fat the whole time, because using weightloss to signify personal growth is fucked up and also lazy writing.
Sounds so exciting!
Try all the big publishers you know, check their career pages or stalk them on LinkedIn to get contacts from the department you are interested in. Try to squeeze in as many internships as possible. It’s great to contact HR but I’ve learnt that it’s better to contact Editors, Marketing Managers, Publicity people directly, depending on what kind of work you want to do within a publishing house.
Don’t ignore the smaller presses, they will give you the priceless experience. Join publishing clubs. There’s one in London that I recommend: The Society of Young Publishers.
Read The Bookseller. They have a jobs’ page which will familiarise you with the industry. There are specific publishing agencies to look out for such as Atwood Tate and Inspired Selection.
I have found HarperCollins in London to be the most approachable publishing house in terms of gaining experience. I myself interned their twice and applied for the graduate scheme. That’s another thing to look out for, graduate schemes. Keep checking their websites. Granta Books has an internship program as well and Penguin has a work experience slots which fill up months in advance.
There are people you can follow on Twitter to keep yourself updated. They are too many to name but I’ve linked my Twitter here so you can check the list of people I follow. You can start from here and see where that takes you.
Guardian in London has a lot of what they call MasterClasses for writers. I learned a lot about the craft and also got to network with the London publishers while there.
Good luck with everything. Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any specifc questions. Also, apologies for taking so long to get back.
Reblog if you would like a nice message in your ask box
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