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Literary Agent Interview: Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group

Mark Gottlieb grew up surrounded by literary genius. His passion for novels and publishing lead him to study at Emerson College. He received a degree in degree in writing, literature and publishing. After graduating Emerson, Mark began his ...

Crime Short Story: “Not in My Neighborhood!”

“Not in My Neighborhood!” by Diana Bredeson is the First Prize-winning story in the Mystery/Crime category in the 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. For complete coverage of the awards, see the May/June 2018 issue ...

A Guide to Getting Through Midterms (or the UoN Equivalent)

March 18, 2018, by Anjni A Guide to Getting Through Midterms (or the UoN Equivalent) Reading week is now long gone and its termination brought with it two weeks of mid-semester examinations (or mid-terms as they’re so lovingly called) her...

Jeff Guinn: Conducting Field Research for More Authentic Nonfiction & Historic Fiction

Western Writers of America recently announced that author Jeff Guinn will be recognized in this year’s Spur Awards for his novel Silver City, which earned best traditional Western novel. We profiled Guinn in the July/August 2017 issue ...

New Literary Agent Alert: Joseph Parsons of Holloway Literary

New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Joseph Parsons of Holloway Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About Joe: Joe grew up in a...

The 10 Real Secrets of Nonfiction Publicity

by Richard Campbell You’ve written a nonfiction book. It’s up for sale on Amazon and hopefully in bookstores everywhere. Now you wonder what to do with it. Maybe it will sell millions of copies on its own merit. Or thousands. Not likely...

Failed a Test or Exam?! Stay Calm and Follow the Fail Forward Framework

Disclaimer: If you’re going skim this article, I recommend stealing from the pro tips sections at the very least. Last year, my cousin Zoe—a first-year McMaster student—sent me a panicked text message. She was freaking out about faili...

How this Rape Survivor is Healing Others With Her Pain

Marlee Liss was raped. And that’s the word she wants us to use. Now, she’s working to change the conversation around sexual violence. “I think it’s really important to stop making all of this so taboo,” she said. “That plays su...

Ten Ideas for Classroom Podcasts

On Sunday I published a video that shows how quickly and easily you can create a podcast on Anchor.fm. If you watched the video and you’re ready to get started, your next step is probably to generate ideas for your classroom podcast. ...

Interview: The Oscar-Nominated Writers Behind The Disaster Artist (Part Two)

Screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter describe their creative process and the decisions that went into writing their Oscar-nominated comedy, The Disaster Artist. Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, THE DISASTER ARTI...

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