JOANNA ELM, Author, Journalist, Attorney

November 25, 2017
by joanna
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The Trouble With Holidays If You’re A Writer (Or Live With One)

Most writers want to write. They don’t like interruptions to their writing routines. However painful it is to sit in front of a laptop or computer staring at a blank screen, it is more painful NOT to be sitting in … Continue reading

November 18, 2017
by joanna

So You Think You Can Be A Journalist? It’s Not That Easy

Twice this week I was flummoxed, maybe even a little miffed, by things I heard about the craft of writing (specifically screenwriting) and journalism (specifically investigative journalism.) In the latter case, I received an email from Brad at MasterClass and … Continue reading

November 11, 2017
by joanna

A Week (of edits and revisions) In The Sun

Sometimes, it’s good to have a change of scenery — even if your writing has to come with you. I’m into edits and revisions on Book 3 at the moment. It’s a stage that lends itself particularly well to lounging … Continue reading

November 4, 2017
by joanna

Why Literary Agents Asked For – Then Rejected – My Novel : One Author’s Story

You’ve finally typed “The End” on the fifth, seventh, tenth draft of your manuscript. It’s as good as you can make it. Now what? As most writers know, finding a literary agent is the necessary first step to getting a … Continue reading