Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach

Adam Mansbach: My Year on the Bestseller List When "Go the Fuck to Sleep" became a sensation, I got a crash course in parenting, celebrity and Kathie Lee Gifford

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I woke up the next morning to find my book among Amazon’s top 100, despite the fact that it had not yet been published.

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I Hired An Artist Consultant

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“I know that’s crazy, ” I said. And he said I must go for crazy. Keep crazy ideas at the top because that is a force that will carry me along in my career.

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Dos and don'ts of finding an agent

Ready, Set, Query! Finding an Agent Dos and Don’ts of Finding an Agent and Publishing Your Book

Tracy Raymond
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I asked friends and trusted publishing professionals what writers could do to improve their chances of getting published and how to find the perfect agent.

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Staying Organized, Busy, Inspired and Sexy: Part I

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It’s especially difficult to stay on task and meet deadlines on the road. That’s why I want to share some of the writing mantras I’ve learned.

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What I Put Up With Because I Hate Accounting Be nice or you'll lose me

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Knowing I’m going to receive curt explanations, without frills like “thank you,” or “good to hear from you,” doesn’t make me want to give you my money.

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Want to Be a Good Teacher? Make the Mistake of Caring

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Teaching is a dance and it doesn’t always go well, even when both parties know the steps.

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We want your feedback! Please take our Reader Survey. After you click “Submit” your discount code for Mammoth and Co. will appear on the Confirmation page.

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Feed Your Head My endless education

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Once learning and education become a part of you, it’s quite addictive. I’ve been writing and writing and writing for decades.

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Rejection Letters Aren’t Stamps of Inadequacy

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Just the other day I entered my office after winter break, sat down to do some work and came face to face with a copy of a literary journal that rejected me about seven years ago. At the time I was a first-year at an MFA program. I was pouring unresolved issues in my life Read more ›

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I Bit the Bullet and Took an Online Writing Class Trying new things to improve my writing, Part 1

Tracy Raymond
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I was sitting on a 50,000 word “novel” that needed an editing overhaul. A friend told me about a deal for an online novel-writing class, and I jumped on it.

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Valentine

Some Love for My Top PyraPosts

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Working with awesome contributors like these is why I started Pyragraph in the first place, so revisiting them fills me with love.

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Get Off Your Ass and Write

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I do not believe you retain the identity of “writer” even if you’re not writing, in the way that addicts are always addicts even when they’re sober.

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First walk in the grass

Start-Up Interruptus The official Pyragraph start-up story

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 16 Comments

It did feel kind of insane to continue pushing a start-up forward from a room in a pediatric bone marrow transplant unit.

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Breaking the Blockbuster Mentality in Publishing All publishing trends start somewhere

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| Davis, CA, US | | 2 Comments

If a publisher thinks there’s a good chance a book will make money, the next question should be: Is it a good book?

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Le Chat Lunatique in Kazakhstan

Sage Pipes In: My Top PyraPosts

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Eva! OK sure, there are some great pieces on your list of top-ten Pyragraph posts. But you’ve overlooked some of my bestest favorites!

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Pyragraph 1st Anniversary Extravaganza

Highlights from One Year of Pyragraph: 10 Must-Read Posts

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For those of you still staring out the window and in need of another distraction, I present to you 10 exceptional posts from our first year of publishing.

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