In last week’s episode, The Art of Column Writing, award-winning newspaper columnist Suzette Standring offered advice and shared her own experiences during her rise from novice writer to syndicated columnist.
But what if a successful columnist is ready to make the jump to writing full-length books? What is their next step?
Recorded at the 30th annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Beyond the Book’s Christopher Kenneally interviews literary agent Noah Lukeman for insights on transforming newspaper columns — the ultimate short form — into full-length books. Hint: Don’t think “collection.”
Lukeman is president of Lukeman Literary Management Ltd. and the author of multiple books, including the best-selling The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying out of the Rejection Pile. His op-ed pieces have been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Dallas Morning News, among other places.
To listen to the full-length version of this podcast, which also includes insights from author Myra MacPherson and New York Times columnist Jeffrey Seglin, please click here.