Andromeda Romano-Lax

Andromeda Romano-Lax | Page One Rewrite, Part Two

Who among us doesn’t have a dead novel or memoir that resisted all CPR efforts? Who hasn’t wondered if some part of it couldn’t be saved or repurposed? With that in mind, I’ll share a few lessons I learned from my experience doing a “page one rewrite” of my novel currently titled “Annie and the Wolves.”

Andromeda Romano-Lax | Page One Rewrite, Part One

In August 2017, I had one of the strangest experiences of my writing life. I opened a file in a folder associated with a novel I’d given up on five years earlier, read a few unfamiliar paragraphs, What’s this?, and then a few pages more, I know I wrote it; I just don’t remember writing it. I kept going all the way to the end of the chapter, and found myself intrigued, What the heck is going to happen next?

Andromeda Romano-Lax | An interview with Caroline Van Hemert, author of “The Sun is a Compass”

49 Writers and the Anchorage Museum present a talk and book signing with Caroline Van Hemert on Wednesday, March 20 from 7-8:30 PM for her newly released book, a memoir that blends Alaska adventure, natural history and personal narrative. Hear stories about her 4,000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Chukchi Sea. Her research …

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Beyond hooked: compelling opening pages and an upcoming workshop

  A true-crime book about multiple grisly murders and the birth of the FBI that begins with descriptions of wildflowers. A commercial thriller that opens with immediate action and tension, featuring a woman spying on her neighbor, in the middle of a tawdry act. A literary novel full of unlikable characters in which we discover, …

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Andromeda Romano-Lax | All the Colors We Will See: Interview with Patrice Gopo

In a review in the Anchorage Daily News, Nancy Lord called Patrice Gopo’s new essay collection, All the Colors We Will See, “a very welcome addition to the open-hearted discussion we all should be having.” When I read the book last month, some essays made me teary, while others sparked family conversations or sent me online, …

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Back in Print, Part III: Re-publishing your out-of-print book in digital format, a series

Continued from part II. THE FINAL UPLOAD Only a few more steps and my 2002 out-of-print travel narrative, Searching for Steinbeck’s Sea of Cortez, would be available to e-readers. I did not use the “Kindle Create” feature, now available at Amazon’s KDP, for example, so I can’t speak to its ability to ease the chore …

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Back in Print, Part II: Re-publishing your out-of-print book in digital format, a series

Continued from part I Assured, thanks to a simple phone call to my publisher, that the basic rights for my 2002 book, Searching for Steinbeck’s Sea of Cortez, had reverted to me, I had other things to consider, like interior design or any other artwork. Unlike the text, I discovered, those weren’t mine to use. …

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Andromeda Romano-Lax | Back in Print, Part I: Re-publishing your out-of-print book in digital format, a series

Part 1 of 3 My favorite book is the one I’m writing, or even better, the one I plan to write after that. There is nothing more artfully conceived and less commercially sullied than the book that has existed only in one’s mind. Given that I prefer to dwell on my future books, you might …

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