Top 5 Blog Posts: Prologues, Literary Snobs, & Unagented Submissions

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Time sure flies! Since this blog’s launch on Feb. 15, 2014, I’ve published 255 articles on writing, reading, publishing, books, and movies. The five most popular articles focus on effective prologues, signs of a literary snob, and publishers that accept unagented and unsolicited manuscripts. (more…)

Top 5 Blog Posts: Pen Names, Literary Snobs, and New York Pitch Conference

Top5-CindyFazziSince this blog’s launch on Feb. 15, 2014, I’ve published 70 articles on writing, reading, publishing, books, and movies. Hands down, the most widely read post is an article discussing the reasons why writers use a pen name. (more…)

Are You a Literary Snob? 6 Signs to Watch For

A literary snob, like a driver on a road with no sight distance, has a narrow view. (Photo by Cindy Fazzi. Makena, Maui, July 2014.)

The literary snob, like a driver on a road with no sight distance, has a narrow view. (Photo by Cindy Fazzi. Makena, Maui, July 2014.)

Is reading literature a form of snobbery? Literature has always been associated with the upper class because traditionally only rich people have access to it. They are also more likely to have the education necessary to appreciate literature. But in this day and age of global communication, when you don’t have to be able to read or understand a single word of French to appreciate Proust, is it still snobbish to read “Remembrance of Things Past?” (more…)