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Running Through Ideas For FTL Systems

So, something I was working with, but a primary concept of the setting I’m working on is the idea that FTL travel and communications are not necessarily set in stone, or more specifically, they are in terms of the underlying “scienc...

SLN Creators: Interview With House of Anesi Founder & CEO Stephania Stefanakou

SLN Creators is featuring Stephania Stefanakou, a recent design and fashion communication graduate from Ryerson University. Stephania reflects on founding House of Anesi, breaking into the world of fashion technology, and how to persist in ...

Plausible Scares: Blending the Real and Unreal in Horror Fiction

Using examples from William Peter Blatty’s iconic horror novel The Exorcist, Dustin Grinnell explains how to craft truly frightening horror fiction by blending the believable and the unsettlingly extraordinary. In the novel The Exorcist ...

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Blogging System Upgrade Proposal

Blogging System Upgrades As some of you may be aware, over the last year I’ve been working towards making our software compatible with XF2. XF2 is a new, re-written version of Xenforo (the forum software WF is built on) which offers s...

How Author Kellye Garrett Turned Hollywood War Stories into a Guerilla Book Marketing Tactic

In a crowded market, debut authors must find creative ways to connect with readers—leading Hollywood veteran Kellye Garrett to adopt a unique guerilla book marketing strategy that leveraged the story behind her story. PHOTO © GETTY IMAGE...

Surprise vs. Suspense and How to Pair Them in Your Writing

In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut discussed their work during a marathon session that lasted for days. The two great directors and their French/English interpreter barely paused for meals. It was during this conversation that...

Using Kids and Parents as Beta Readers for Children’s Fiction

Debut author Marie Unanue, whose book and message are about being “kind all the time,” has a unique writing process story: After writing two very different manuscripts, Marie Unanue sent them out to kids and their parents, who acted as ...

Calls for Submissions: 2020 Writer’s Market and Guide to Literary Agents

Beginning today and running until 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) on October 15, 2018, I’ll be accepting pitches for articles in the 2020 Writer’s Market and Guide to Literary Agents. I’ll start making assignments sometime that nex...

The Long Game: In Conversation w/ Michael Rossi (President @ Adidas Canada)

Student Life Network recently sat down with another successful business executive as part of SLN’s Executive Leadership Interview Series. Read on to learn what Michael Rossi had to say to us about achieving success. Would you believe me i...

Insider Secrets for Indie Authors and Small Presses from Amy Collins of New Shelves Books

Amy Collins, President of New Shelves Books, is the authority on book sales and marketing in the US. Over the past 20 years, New Shelves has sold more than 40 million books into the bookstore, library and chain store market for small and ...

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