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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,...

How to Become a Successful Writer: To Dream or Not to Dream?

Greta Heinemann, writer-producer on NCIS New Orleans, shares how she achieved her goal of moving from Germany to Los Angeles to become a successful writer. It all starts with a pen and paper. Click to tweet this article to your friends an...

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Constructing Frame Narratives

I am currently working on a first-ever short story collection comprising 13 (possibly up to 18 short stories including four that have been previously published and the rest are original. The publishing credits were from old anthologies (201...

The Legend of Winter

December 21, 2018, by Jem The Legend of Winter Sure, humility’s a pretty thing but ugly it becomes when in the way of the truth. Frank honesty thus guides these five-fingered wonders across my keyboard, bidding them to spell out the trues...

How to Publish a Book: 5 Questions to Consider in Getting Your Book Published

I’m often asked how to publish a book. After all, I help writers get published as my day job. And I can tell you it’s as simple or complicated as a writer wishes to make it. In this post, I’m going to share 5 questions to consider in ...

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A Writer’s Responsibility

Wow, suddenly we’re only supposed to write goody-two-shoe tales so people only do “good things” after reading our work? We can’t have any “evil” characters and actions in them? No way! That’s lunacy...

Signs You’re in Your Final Year of University

December 12, 2018, by Lucy Signs You’re in Your Final Year of University The library has become your second home that you might as well start paying your share of the bills. Talking about the library, your routine is planned to the minute...

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a truly bad protagonist

I’m currently brainstorming a new project in which the protagonist is bad. Not bad in terms of actions – he isn’t violent or anything – but beliefs. He’s a successful far-right newspaper columnist who makes a g...

120 Free Winter-themed Reading Lesson Plans

ReadWorks is an excellent service that provides teachers with free reading lesson plans. ReadWorks offers lesson plans that can be used in classrooms from Kindergarten through 12th grade. All of the lessons are standards-aligned. And if you...

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 ...

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