Cranky Guide to Writing Newsletter

Ines Bellina
A curmudgeon's guide to making it as a Real Writer™
Created 02 Jan 2019
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  • How I Got My Agent: Rae Nudson
    20 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to my Q&A series “How I Got My Agent”, where I interview writers about, well, how they got their agent. This month, I chatted with my freelance writing group friend, and one of the hardest-wor...
  • How to Survive in America Without a Car
    14 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    First Step: Recognize that by “America” I really mean the United States. There’s plenty of places in the Americas where you can get by without a car. Like say Mexico City, Buenos Aires, several Canadi...
  • Highlights Made Me a Believer
    08 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    So close to turning into a Pumpkin Slut at Highlights It took one subway ride, two trains, a bus, one van (whose tires blew out), and a pick up truck to get to The Highlights Foundation. This was thro...
  • I've Never Felt My Age
    03 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    At the risk of sounding vain, I’ve always looked young. But that doesn’t mean I’ve always felt it. When I think back on myself as a child, it’s with an odd curiosity. This puny, big-haired version of ...
  • How I Got My Agent: Kim Oclon
    21 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Welcome to the first edition of my Q&A series “How I Got My Agent”, where I interview writers about, well, how they got their agent. This month, I chatted with my YA writing group friend and snack que...
  • Let's talk cities
    15 Sep 2021 1 2
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  • But New York Is Always Here
    14 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    “But if I leave New York, then I would never be able to come back.” I was out drinking with a lifelong New Yorker who, like many New Yorkers wasn’t actually born and bred in the city. He had grown up ...
  • Finding an Agent #1: Line Edit
    07 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    It isn’t over. It’s never over. This novel writing business? Never ever ever over. *Presses play on “The Never Ending Story” by one-hit wonder Limahl.* Remember how I won that big award back in May? A...
  • Aaaaand We're Back!
    01 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    What up, fam? After my summer hiatus, I’m thrilled to announce that the newsletter is back. Starting next week, I’ll be vying for your attention in your inbox. However, it is going some BIG SYSTEMIC C...
  • Summer Vacation
    21 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Hey, friends! I’ll be taking a break for the remainder of July and August to finish line edits, work on a super cool literary translation project, and reset. To no one’s surprise, given that we’ve all...
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