The Pub Crawl Gals Celebrate Titanic

by Rachel Seigel — April 15, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. For the last century, it’s been a subject of seemingly endless fascination. There have been over 200 books written about the Titanic, as well as numerous television specials, a musical (which wasn’t all that bad) and at least a dozen movies. Last week, James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic returned to theatres re-mastered in 3D, and judging by the already strong […]

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Question of the Month: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin?

Welcome to Question of the Month, where one question is asked to the entire Pub Crawl group 🙂 This month’s question is: If your main character(s) were wizards and witches in the Harry Potter world, what House(s) would they be sorted into? Here are our answers! Kat Zhang Let’s see. My main characters are Eva and Addie, and since they share a body and all, it would be quite difficult to sort them into different […]

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Editor Week for a Non-NYC Lit Agent

At almost every conference, authors want to know: does it matter if an agent is based outside of New York? Are New York agents better, more connected, more…something? Well, if this was 1992, when my Dad had just bought my mom that 14K external modem (Hey, it was an upgrade. He almost bought the 7k), it might matter. But nowadays, so much of my work is done via email. I could be across the street […]

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Introducing a New Member: S. Jae-Jones!

People of Earth, we have news: a fantabulous editorial assistant has now joined the ranks of Pub(lishing) Crawl. We could not be MORE THRILLED. From authors to agents to book sellers, if there was one thing we felt the lack of in our publishing discussions, it was the editorial side. Well, the dearth has been filled, and we would like to share with you our newest member: S. Jae-Jones! S. Jae-Jones (called JJ) is an […]

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Which Point of View is Right for You?

Recently, a writer friend of mine wrote a wonderful post about which point of view (POV) she prefers to use in her manuscripts. This got me thinking about what I prefer because lately, I’ve had some epiphanies about POV. Specifically this: the POV you use in your story actually matters. It seems like such an obvious statement. I’m certain you’re thinking, Duh, Sooz! Of course POV matters! But now I’m going to ask you a tough […]

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