A reposting of the Alexa Flash Brief, this offers some quick tips for writers and marketers. Check out the full podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and other podcast sites.
Does Anyone Really Know What Lit Is?
Don't worry about if your story is going to be considered "literature"; no one really knows what it is, and it's usually not what you want to be.
Not Everything Is About Politics
While you shouldn't be afraid to discuss politics in your writing, don't go overboard: Too much political talk can ruin the story, making it little more than a mere screed.
When you research don't be afraid to explore all of the weird tangents that come up. They can only help your story.
Always Be Marketing
Your project can't survive if no one hears about it. Do what you can to make sure everyone hears about it!
Apply Critical Thinking
When you start doing research, keep in mind that you should question every source that you come across.
Let The Politics Fly!
Any expression of a person's creativity will express things important to that person; as such feel free to talk about politics if it's what you want to talk about.