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How to Find a Literary Agent in 109 Easy Steps

Some writers have all the luck, but most writers take more than a few tries to unlock the secrets of how to find a literary agent. Martine Fournier Watson shares the story of her journey through 108 rejections over the course of 18 months. ...

Building Picture-Book Characters: 5 Elements You Need to Know

Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition Picture books may be simpler than adult fiction in some ways, but one aspect that requires an equal amount of time and care is character development. Just as in fantasy or mystery or romanc...

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A creative approach to murder…

You might want to read this: http://www.dplylemd.com/articles/myth-of-untraceable-poison.html In short, it’s surprisingly easy to get away with murder by poison. First of all, make it look like a natural death. If no one suspects anyt...

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How would you kill a country instantly, and simultaneously?

Philliggi said: ↑ …entirety of the UK is killed in an instant, dropping down dead where they stand.Literally the whole country…. Anyone any idea? Thanks in advance Click to expand… Easy. Global warming is a huge problem....

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How to improve my setting descriptions

Hi all, I’m new here. I’ve been writing fiction for a while but only just starting to send things out for publication. I have however had quite a few non-fiction articles published, mostly personal accounts about my mental health (I suf...

The Tragical Mystery Book Tour (Part 4)

At the risk of too much of a good thing being a bad thing, here is one last installment in author and New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein’s book tour. Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.  December 10th, New York City, Upper East Side, Barn...

7 Tips for a Successful Relationship with Your Book Cover Designer

by Savannah C at Reedsy A picture may be worth a thousand words — but a cover design can be worth 50,000. You want the cover of your book to be just as thoughtfully constructed as its contents, and for that you need an excellent book cov...

Translating High-Profile Events into Fiction

Robert F. Delaney discusses the process of writing his debut novel, which serves as a case study into the unique experience of writing about a true story that, at the time of its occurrence, received significant media coverage. My friend d...

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Nature vs. Nurture Writers’ Edition

I’m siding with nature over nuture. For example, my mother writes poetry. Nevertheless, I quickly learned not to show my mother anything I wrote, and for a time I even had to deny that I wrote under threat of punishment. (She has long...

The Tragical Mystery Book Tour (Part 3)

Author and New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein recently set out on a book tour of his own devising to promote his book The History of the Snowman. In this four-part series, he outlines his experience, lessons learned along the way, and w...

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