Category Archives: publishing

Deadlines….

by Leonard Bishop All unpublished writers, at some time, commit themselves to a foolish decision that ruins their publishing potential. They bring themselves to the threshold of “the deadline.” They decide, “I’ll give myself two years to write a novel. … Continue reading

Posted in publishing, Writer's Hint, Writing, writing a novel, Writing Techniques | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Writing” is a Partial Solution

by Leonard Bishop I’m going to view what I write now, through a long-standing memory. Some will be about myself, some about what I have learned. Until I was 18 years old I was just a street punk who only … Continue reading

Posted in publishing, slice of life, teaching, Writer's Hint, Writing, writing a novel, Writing Techniques | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writers Are “Just People” Too

by Leonard Bishop I am often asked, ” What are the really famous writers really like?” People seem to be fascinated more by the private lives of these writers, than by the works that made them famous. Some writers I … Continue reading

Posted in humor, publishing, slice of life, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Even The Greats Wrote Some Trash

by Leonard Bishop This is a true story–written to enlighten the general reading public who believe that great writers are born great writers; and to encourage despairing writers who see no hope in their ambitions. In 1953 my publisher insisted … Continue reading

Posted in History, publishing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Write A Novel? Get Emotional

by Leonard Bishop Writers are considered ‘intellectuals’ when, in reality, and they are ‘emotionalists.’ Intellectualism is provocative, but emotions are dramatic. Thought is a result of feeling. If someone flings the torch into your filled gasoline can, you do not … Continue reading

Posted in publishing, Writer's Hint, Writing, writing a novel, Writing Techniques | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Aggression, Cynicism and Great Writing

by Leonard Bishop What I intend to say, and how I say it, are not always the same. I received a letter from a Mr. D. of Manhattan. He stated that my attitudes to “being a writer” were aggressive and … Continue reading

Posted in publishing, teaching, Writer's Hint, Writing Techniques | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deep Down, Even the Dull are Delightful

by Leonard Bishop Is your life dull, because you are a dullard? Are your days one drab dragging into another drab? Do you avoid standing against the gray wall in fear you will not be noticed? When invited to a … Continue reading

Posted in humor, publishing, Writer's Hint, Writing, Writing Techniques | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Start Placing Your Orders

by Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare To Be A Great Writer This is an” advertisement for myself.” It is directed to those people who are interested in improving their writing abilities and becoming professional writers. I cannot be falsely modest … Continue reading

Posted in publishing, teaching, Writer's Hint, Writing, writing group, Writing Techniques | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Answers to Writing Questions

by Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare To Be A Great Writer Before addressing myself to letters I have received about questions on writing, I will first state my attitude. I read each letter carefully and regard each letter seriously. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in humor, publishing, Writer's Hint, Writing, writing group | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

One Novel In The Life of a Writer’s Desk

by Leonard Bishop About 20 years ago, Boston University approached me with an offer to establish a  “Leonard Bishop collection.” It would be placed among the other writers, artists, stage and screen  performers  they considered distinguished enough to be exhibited. … Continue reading

Posted in humor, publishing, slice of life, Writing, Writing Techniques | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment