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Dedicated and even obsessive engagement with another creator’s work can open unexpected doors for your own writing ...
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/ Guest Post, Writing Advice
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The more important and perennial a problem that a book addresses, the better the chances it will survive the test ...
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It’s difficult yet important to develop enough confidence in your work that you’re not sunk every time someone dislikes it ...
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Edgar Allan Poe was a 19th century troll, virulently critical of other writers—but also engaged in literary citizenship for work ...
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/ Guest Post, Marketing & Promotion
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Developing voice is important, but finding a topic that excites you—and others—could be a better first step for a new ...
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How to Get Your First Freelance Byline (and Why Even Fiction Writers Should Freelance)
Freelance writing—even for little or no pay—offers a low-stakes way to gain publication credit, hone your skills, and raise your ...
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/ Getting Published, Guest Post
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What keeps many writers from a book deal isn’t a polished manuscript or proposal. It’s a sense of the publishing ...
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/ Getting Published, Guest Post
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Even a small email list is better than no list at all, because it likely represents your most devoted, true ...
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