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Struggling With Your Dissertation? Same Dude

March 10, 2019, by Anjni Struggling With Your Dissertation? Same Dude With just shy of a month left of this term and dissertation deadlines for third – and forth! – years looming, you might not be the only one feeling like you’re in o...

Industry Research To Find Your Happy Place

So, you’re looking for a job … Do you want part-time employment? Full-time? An internship? What companies are you researching? What kind of work do you want to do? Are there any openings? Should you be applying for them right now?  &#...

How I Won The Loran Scholarship: A Conversation with Leon Picha of Matthew McNair Secondary School

We here at Student Life Network recently congratulated the 2019 winners of the Loran Scholarship. A small group of extremely incredible students, these young people have proved that you can accomplish great things if you are genuine, confid...

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Plot Holes, Plot Contrivances, and Nitpick Critiques

This is kind of a discussion I’ve been wanting to see, but it’s something that I think needs to be really hammered home with regards to the recent explosion of internet criticism. I want to see what people who actually know what...

The Editor Behind the Curtain: Inside the Publishing Process

For first-time authors, the publishing process is often shrouded in mystery. An expert shares an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes—and how to leverage it for future success. Whether you’re currently writing a book, querying ...

4 Essential Steps to Making Your Protagonist Real, Even When They’re Nothing Like You

Writing your protagonist always requires deep thought and consideration, but crafting believable, realistic protagonists who are nothing like you presents unique challenges. Author Donna Levin offers four essential tips to help you work thr...

Curtis Sittenfeld on Choosing Beta Readers, Outlining and Creating Complex Characters

In this extended interview from the October 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest, bestselling Eligible author Curtis Sittenfeld explains how her characters keep it “real,” and why plumbing the awkward and uncomfortable can lead to the riches...

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Basement Apartment

Poetry Sit down or take a stand in this poetry section. 07-29-2018, 10:39 AM The Next Bard Official Member   Join Date: Oct 2013 Posts: 487 Thanks: 48 Thanks 116 Basement Apartment She’s throwing my things into the suitcaseI borrowed for...

Two Authors Discuss How Their Debut Novels Were Picked Up by Hollywood

By Jennifer Klepper Film adaptations aren’t typically in the plotline of a debut year, but two new thriller/suspense authors—Kathleen Barber (Are You Sleeping, 2017) and Rea Frey (Not Her Daughter, 2018)—have capped their debut dreams...

Meet the Agent: Joanna MacKenzie of Nelson Literary Agency

Originally from Poland, literary agent Joanna MacKenzie loves novels that deal with the themes of identity and the immigrant experience, as well as those that probe relationships—like those with parents, siblings, best friends, and first ...

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