At Barnard College, I majored in Program in the Arts: Writing. My focus was on playwriting, and a short play I wrote during that time won the school's award for dramatic writing. My first full-length play, "Do Hermaphrodites Reproduce Only in the Spring?" was a finalist in the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Competition, and was scheduled for production twice: the first time, the theater owner died, and the season was shut down; the second time, the director committed suicide. For the benefit of the arts community, I thought it best to get out of playwriting...
When I was finally able to return my focus to writing, I found that my interests had shifted to fiction, and more recently to narrative, or 'creative,' non-fiction, as in THE ACCIDENTAL ANARCHIST.
The Accidental Anarchist: From the Diaries of Jacob Marateck
by Bryna Kranzler
THE ACCIDENTAL ANARCHIST is the true story of Jacob Marateck, an Orthodox Jew who was sentenced to death three times in the early 1900s in Russia -- and lived to tell about it. He also happens to have been the author's grandfather, and the book is based on the diaries that he began keeping in 1905, during the Russo-Japanese War. That was...
Categories: All Nonfiction; All Teen Lit; Bestsellers; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
9 Critical Steps to Successful Self-Publishing: Get it Right the First Time
by Bryna Kranzler
You probably think that writing the book was the hard part. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Independent publishing, while offering many advantages, involves a lot of steps and decisions, and it's easy to make mistakes that sabotage your book's market potential. Topics include: •The Fatal Mistakes Self-Published Authors Often...
Categories: All Nonfiction; All Teen Lit; Writing and Publishing
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