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100 Common Publishing Terms

Here’s a list of 100 common publishing terms and their definitions, including the meanings of ARC, high concept, simultaneous submissions, and so much more. While we try to explain them as we go, we often drop common publishing terms on t...

Taking Notes: Paper vs. Laptops vs. Apps

Show of hands, how many of you use laptops to take notes in class? Do you need to take notes on your laptop or can you use a pen and paper? Maybe you use a voice-recording app that’s been pre-approved by your teacher/professor or you shar...

A Guide to Getting Through Midterms (or the UoN Equivalent)

March 18, 2018, by Anjni A Guide to Getting Through Midterms (or the UoN Equivalent) Reading week is now long gone and its termination brought with it two weeks of mid-semester examinations (or mid-terms as they’re so lovingly called) her...

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Accidental Science

Thanks all! While I agree that generally research is a good idea, I’m not sure I follow the logic. That might be my lack of understanding, of course. I should probably have stated, this is a short story not a novel. It’s hard SF...

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What Books On Writing Have You Read or Bought?

This is what I have next to me in hard copy. Yes, I have multiple copies of some just to have volume revisions. I don’t think every book is listed because I know I have more Strunk & White around here somewhere. (I have 4 or 5 cop...

7 Query Letter Strategies That Don’t Work (But Many Writers Try)

One of my first real jobs was working for a bank, taking phone calls. I’ll never forget it. Some of the kindest people you know can be downright vicious when they call their bank. Trust me. I’ve been called names that can’t be repeate...

Conquer Procrastination: How to Appreciate Your Writing Time

If you are avoiding writing, if you tell yourself you don’t have enough time, try the following: Write a short description of what is waiting for you at your desk. What will happen when you sit down to write? Remember: Writing is never ab...

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Improving myself as a writer

This is what works for me, appreciably it might not work for everyone. I too am learning about writing (as are we all) but I am only three years in so I am at the early stages. I think it is really important to maintain balance in everythin...

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Story takes place in Arizona but never been there

Naomasa298 said: ↑ Well, Google Earth can only go so far. I set my horror short story in anytown USA. I’ve only been to the USA once, when I was 12. I made the assumption that there are charity shops in the US the same as we have ov...

The Life of a Student Works Operator

As students, no matter what program we are studying in university, we’re always wondering what more we could be doing to ensure a bright future for ourselves. Should I join that club? Will that specialty help me get into graduate school? ...

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