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Learn from The Incredibles: How to Write Super Characters

The Incredibles 2, the sequel to Pixar’s iconic superhero film, offers writers the oportunity to enhance our understanding of effective character development. Here are a few lessons from the movie that you can apply in your fiction. Photo...

Writing for Magazines: How to Land a Magazine Assignment

Kerrie Flanagan, author of the brand-new, comprehensive Guide to Magazine Article Writing, shares her best tips for writing for magazines. To learn more, check out her book, and don’t miss Kerrie’s session Build Your Author Platform Th...

3 Tips For Living Alone (And Loving It)

I’ve been living in Toronto for three years now. Like most students, I moved downtown at the beginning of my first year of university. Within the span of two months I went from living with my mom in the quiet, albeit boring, suburbs, to l...

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Flash Fiction Contest #55 — Theme: Keeping Secrets

Super Norm (500) The Super Alarm sounded on the top of the microwave. Dad Williams looked up from his pie. “Dear GODS!” His stomach rattled the kitchen table. “Trouble harkens!” Mom Williams looked up from her magazi...

Spotlight on MG and YA Fiction: Agents Answer Burning Questions About Today’s Industry Trends

We asked middle-grade and YA fiction agents from our roundup to weigh in on some of the most popular genres they represent—talking trends, common weaknesses, series potential and more. Here’s how to stand out in middle-grade & young...

Essential Apps Every Student Needs

Apps—they’re a part of our fabric now. They are part of our DNA. And when you get down to it, there are some apps out there that make our lives easier. That’s all we want, right? To be a little more efficient, a little more mindful,...

Making Time to Write: Time Management For Screenwriters

Not all writers can afford to spend their whole day in front of the computer, typing out their next great script. Learn effective time management techniques on how to plan ahead and make writing a fixed part of your life. By C. Bryce Fuller...

ReCall Study Time – An Extension to Get You Back on Task

ReCall Study Time is a Chrome extension that is designed to help you stop wasting time on social media sites and get back on task. With the extension installed and enabled you’ll see a big reminder to get back on task whenever you try...

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Genre status: Unknown

I hope so too. I am delivering it the editor next week, so hopefully he will have some ideas as to where to put it. But if not, well, we’ll just have to see. I’m an audio engineer by trade, and have worked with musicians for dec...

A Spark to a Story: Listen to Your Instincts to Find Story Ideas

By Sara Ackerman  Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers is a wartime tale set on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1944.  It centers around three women and a young girl whose lives are forever changed by the war and the American soldiers on their d...

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