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Short story template

If you mean a ‘hard template’ or something involving software, I do not use, have never met a (decemt) short story writer who does, and for that reason I must sniff pompously, like a Frenchman over a plate of Freedom Fries. If y...

The Ontario’s Government Plan for Students Will Ruin Campus Life

Premier Doug Ford’s latest cuts to post-secondary education are nothing new for students in Ontario but come with an unprecedented attack on student and campus life. With the bleak history of post-secondary education funding in mind, stud...

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Marketing for self publishers.

I have had good success with facebook advertising. That said, I am not breaking even, but I am still having sales that are quite respectable for a self-publisher, and sales generates a critical mass of readers who don’t know you, but ...

Some university chiefs paid 13 times more than staff

The level of vice-chancellor pay is laid bare in a report by the regulator, the Office for Students....

Crowdfunding a Novel: Fantastic and Frustrating

Interested in crowdfunding a novel? Susan K. Hamilton, who has crowdfunded two novels, shares the joys and frustrations authors can expect when publishing via this 21st century route. In the “good old days” getting published was a labor...

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Choosing a main character?

Hi, I’m a novice and could use some good advice.My book is in the very early stages and I just wanted some opinions on which character would serve better as the main? Originally, EMMA was the focus with KATE just appearing in one sect...

Government must prioritise and invest in training for low-skilled workers, social mobility commission says

High-skilled workers benefit from a ‘virtuous circle’ of in-work training and pay rises, report finds...

7 Ways Kurt Vonnegut Poisoned Readers’ Minds with Humanity

Kurt Vonnegut once said he wanted his novels to “catch people before they become generals and Senators and Presidents,” to “poison their minds with humanity. Encourage them to make a better world.” Here are seven ways he lived up t...

2018 Year in Review: Inside the Publishing Industry

Explore Jane Friedman’s 2018 Year in Review—her take on the latest trends and shakeups in the book and magazine realm, and what those mean for writers in the coming year. Photo by Steven VanDesande Jr on Unsplash For better or worse,...

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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