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Writing and Publishing Graphic Novels from Start to Finish

By Steve Kissing One of the things that amuses me about publishing my first graphic novel is that prior to engaging in this project a few years ago, I had never read one. I had some sense of graphic novels, of course, but I paid them no hee...

What Is UX Content vs UI Copy? And Why Does It Matter?

Often, I’m so focused on traditionally published forms of writing (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and script writing) that I overlook some more professionals genres. Recently, I came across the term “UX Content,” and I didn’t know wha...

Why Writers Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Technology

These days writers hoping to write, pitch, publish and platform-build have little choice but to surrender themselves to their laptops and smartphones—a complicated predicament for the dreamers of the world. Here are several pros and cons ...

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Fandango

Fiction Novel excerpts, short stories, etc. Yesterday, 05:25 PM Scribbling Master Official Member   Join Date: Aug 2012 Posts: 985 Thanks: 172 Thanks 181 Fandango “Dance Fandango, dance!” If Fandango had a dollar for every time...

5 Free iPad Apps for Making Videos in Elementary School

In the next weeks I’ll be spending quite a bit of time working in elementary school classrooms that are equipped with iPads. One of the things that I’ll be doing is helping teachers help their students make short videos. These a...

7 Ways to Turbocharge Your Ebook Marketing

Smart ebook marketing works like a magnet to bridge the gap between readers’ unmet desires and your book’s ability to satisfy those desires. Here are seven proven ebook marketing strategies you can implement immediately, at no cost. by ...

From Whence Cometh Ideas? 10 Fun Idea-Generating Activities and Story Starters

Has your inspiration fizzled lately? Kick-start your creativity with these 10 fun story starters and clever idea-generating tips from Erika Hoffman. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash You wrack your brain, pulling, stretching, trying to e...

Marrying Fiction and Nonfiction in Business Books

In my latest book, Match in the Root Cellar, I tell the story of Carolyn, a newly appointed CEO in charge of dismantling her company’s default culture of complacency and discontent. Many people reading her story might assume she is a fict...

Establishing a Successful Relationship With Your Muse

[Enter our 87th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents—not to mention a chance at $5,000 in cash!] I was driving home one day, having spent the afternoon with an old friend. He...

Why Independent Bookstores Matter Now More Than Ever

by Julie Rosenberg This past year and a half has been one of turmoil, noise and political chaos, rising to a level that most of us have never experienced. In our world of uncertainty and change, self-care is perhaps more important than eve...

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