Game of Thrones Archive

Round-Up: Simon & Schuster Authors Protesting, Book Deserts, and GoT

Author: | Categories: Round-Up No comments
From a protest of Milo Yiannopolous' book deal to the sixth Game of Thrones book, here's the latest in literary news.

Do-Overs: The Bad Guy Has a Moment

Author: | Categories: Reading, Series No comments
Complicated bad guys are nothing new. There’s something delicious about complex entertainment; we’re able to envision ourselves in the shoes of the antihero and exact revenge or serve righteous justice, but we’re also able to vicariously live through their actions that lie outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior. When

Episodia 2.6: TV-Based Beach Reads

Author: | Categories: Reading 1 Comment
Ah, summer. That sweltry time of year when some of our favorite television shows go on hiatus and we head outdoors for lots of sun, swimming, and—if you’re like me—lots of literature. I love the feeling of reading poolside on a sunny afternoon, and the right book can transform

Get Real! Or Maybe Don’t Get Real? A Conversation with Lincoln Michel (Part 2)

Author: | Categories: Reading, Writing No comments
Recently, on social media, Gigantic magazine editor Lincoln Michel questioned the label of “realism.” I write “realism,” and I’m branching into other genres, so I introduced myself and asked a few more questions. Our conversation, conducted over e-mail, spanned several days, topics, and now two blog entries for Ploughshares. Lincoln Michel’s fiction

The Ploughshares Round-Down: How to Make Your Book Popular

Author: | Categories: Uncategorized 5 Comments
As an agent, it’s my job to figure out what’s going to be popular among readers. I’m looking not only for books that editors will like now, but that the rest of the world will like eighteen months from now. Luckily, I only have to figure this out for