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Feeling like I Let Myself Down

All that work to sign up for a forum like this to get this off my chest… I’ve felt for a long while that I’ve failed myself. Ever since I was in middle school, I was writing television series spec scripts. Granted, they were short...

Psst: Novelists – Steal These Screenwriting Secrets! Part 3 Query Letters

In part 3 of “steal these screenwriting secrets,” we delve into marketing and query letters. In other words, these are screenwriting secrets to steal after you write and specifically related to crafting killer query letters. In my Write...

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Year Of University

When I was getting ready for my first year of university, I was extremely excited but also very unsure of what to expect. I didn’t have any older friends who could show me the way or give me tips, advice, or precautions to take as I enter...

It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want To

This week’s writing prompt will do double duty, working on your creative writing skills by reimagining a classic tale and practicing how to sell your story to an agent. Creative Writing Prompt: It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want T...

How Can I Leverage Recruiting Agencies In My Job Search?

There are a few ways in which your crush and your recruiter are exactly the same. You hate when they reschedule. You seem to have intractable word vomit whenever they call. And you’re always wondering what they say about you to their co-w...

6 Things You Can Do While Waiting For Your Dream Job

Job hunting is hard! Whether you finished your degree or are looking for the perfect summer internship, finding the ideal position can take longer than expected. I mean, MUCH longer. Even if you think you have the skills and experience r...

Thinking Outside the Books: Write Your Query Letter First

By the time I’d sent out my fifth book to agents and hadn’t heard so much as a peep from them, I’d had enough. The thought of pouring another year of my life into a book just to get another round of radio silence was too depressing. N...

When Personal Isn’t Good Enough: Just Keep The Rejection Letters Coming

“… too upmarket for the kinds of African-American fiction we have been publishing successfully…” “…what sells for us right now is the hard-hitting Sister Souljah type material with a street lit feel to it.” I received these em...

5 Tips for Better Book Cover Typography

Contributed by Reedsy. A book’s cover is a key marketing tool, reflecting the contents of the book. As you might guess, the typeface of your book title and other cover text (the style and appearance on the page) are just as important. Fir...

“Don’t let anyone tell you ‘No.’” Author Brad Meltzer on Research, Rejections and More

Brad Meltzer may be history’s most engaging contemporary advocate, at least in terms of the vast audiences he’s able to reach. For instance, he hosted the History Channel’s “Decoded,” which investigates unsolved mysteries and cons...

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