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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...

Winter Break Activities To Enjoy

Originally published on StudentAwards.com With Winter Break and March break just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to spend your time off. You’ll have a whole week to yourself. So, make the most of it! Ph...

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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...

How to start afresh this new decade

January 10, 2020, by Shweta How to start afresh this new decade New Year’s Eve has always been one of my favourite nights of the year. A lot of that probably has to do with the chance to pursue everything that never was. And while I am a ...

POV: Choosing Between First-Person and Third-Person

Choosing which POV (point of view) to write in can be challenging. Writing instructor Pooja Mittal Biswas shares her suggestions for choosing the best POV for your story and genre. A typical summer afternoon in Sydney is blisteringly hot, b...

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