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  • Southern California Writers Conference

    Posted November 2 by Admin

    You may have missed the September 2017 Southern California Writers' Conference in Irvine, but you have another chance coming in February with the SCWC Conference in San Diego. We highly recommend the SCWC conferences. They have highly informative panels, engaging speakers, a variety of novice to pr...

  • The Market List Writing Contest

    Posted January 26, 2015 by Patricia Capracotta

    The Market List is holding a writing contest! We need to find a new staff/article writer for the site, and we thought this might be a fun way to find one. Contest Details   Submit one article about a topic under one of the subjects below:   Self-Publishing Marketing a Self-Published...

  • Traditional Publishing vs ePublishing

    Posted March 12, 2013 by Admin

    Author Joe Konrath maintains an excellent blog titled "A Newbie's Guide to Publishing".   This week he posted a lengthy blog outlining the success he experienced in both the traditional publishing world and now in the digitital publishing world, and the why he is more successful now than he w...

  • Walking Dead Midseason Premiere Review

    Posted February 17, 2013 by Cranky Critic

    The midseason premiere is titled: The Suicide King.   It made me want to commit suicide, so it is an apt title.   Here is the entire episode synopsis:   Daryl leaves without saying goodbye.   Fifty minutes of lame dialogue that does absolutely nothing to move the story fo...

  • Attention all readers, there are some new books from a new devo

    Posted February 5, 2013 by JoAnne Culley

    Hello, Guys, my name is Jo-Anne Culley, I am an author and publisher of three books. I am new on this website, my main goal of being on this website is to connect with new people.    This year has been very good for me, I wrote and published 3 books, (two at the ed of last year) Writing ...

  • Unicorn Writers Conference

    Posted February 1, 2013 by Admin

    UNICORN WRITERS CONFERENCE WELCOMES MATTHEW PEARL TO CONNECTICUT   On March 9, 2013, The Unicorn Writers Conference will host its fourth annual, full-day event. Co-chaired and co-founded by Redding resident and Literary Agent, Jan Kardys, The Conference, which will be held again at St. Cleme...

  • Agent Obvious - Literary Advice App

    Posted January 25, 2013 by Admin

    Literary agent Laurie Abkemeier of DeFiore and Company offers a free iPhone and iPad app called "Agent Obvious".   The app is elegant in it's simplicity - it delivers a tip a day that is most often a perfect little Zen nugget of insight from an industry insider.   ( Afte...

  • It Was Only Just A Dream

    Posted January 5, 2013 by Alex Spivey

    Dreams.  There's the 'American Dream' which is the topic of many great novels and plays such as The Great Gatsby and Death of a Salesman.  Then there are dreams, meaning aspirations or desires for the future (which I guess could be coupled with the idea of the American Dream).  Lastly...

  • Amazing to scientist; No secret to the believers.

    Posted December 26, 2012 by Bershanned Wilson

    “Blog; About I Don’t Know What”- B.M.Wilson   Title: Amazing to scientist; No secret to the believers.      Do you believe in the word “extinct?” or is it just an innocuous description used to explain why some fail to believe that the “exti...

  • Revolution: From Bad to Worse

    Posted November 16, 2012 by Cranky Critic

    The latest episode of Revolution, titled "The Ties that Bind" should be called "The Writing that Grinds".   In the first five minutes of the episode, "the gang" walks into a trap. The militia under the command of Strausser must be the elite squad, because they are all armed with modern combat...

  • Blog Spam: Scourge of a Small Social Network

    Posted November 8, 2012 by Admin

    Since relaunching The Market List as a niche social network, we have seen some significant positive results.   Perhaps the most positive is that our list of market and agents has grown significantly due to to better content management tools. Our original site was all custom coded and lacked m...

  • ABCs Revolution: Do Kids Write For TV Now?

    Posted November 7, 2012 by Cranky Critic

    Dissecting an episode of Revolution lazy plot flaw by lazy plot flaw.   Okay, I want to be fair. Maybe ABC's Revolution is just good old fashioned formula television writing.   But does that explain away some of the glaring plot flaws?   The first example that the writers e...

  • Revolution TV Show Review: The Best in Bad Television

    Posted November 7, 2012 by Cranky Critic

    When Terra Nova was cancelled after one season, I was crushed. When it came to bad television, terrible acting, horrible plot lines and ridiculous deus ex machinas, Terra Nova destroyed the competition. There's was nothing I could do but continue to watch and mock week after week until it met i...

  • The New Market List

    Posted July 24, 2012 by Admin

    For almost 20 years The Market List has been providing free market information for writers online.   Our original format was a downloadable help file that was published on GEnie and AOL under the writer's forum areas.   We developed the first web based market resource shortly after, an...