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The Mindful Writer & the Desire To Publish (by Author Alisha Sevigny)

The Mindful Writer & the Desire To Publish (by Author Alisha Sevigny)
By author Alisha Sevigny, one of our in-house expertsOriginally published at open-book.ca I try to write about things that writers might find us...

5 Tips on the Editing Process (by Author Alisha Sevigny)

5 Tips on the Editing Process (by Author Alisha Sevigny)
By author Alisha Sevigny, one of our in-house expertsOriginally published at open-book.ca Edits, edits everywhere, and several drops to drink... T...

5 Reasons You Need a Writing Buddy

5 Reasons You Need a Writing Buddy
By author Alisha Sevigny, one of our in-house expertsOriginally published at open-book.ca When it comes to your writing career, no one will get y...

Twitter for Writers 101

Twitter for Writers 101
Guest post by Willie Handler, author of two satirical novels, The Road Ahead and Loved Mars Hated The Food. Editor's Note: There's a thriving writ...

Short Stories: An Interview with Novelist Dennis Bock

Short Stories: An Interview with Novelist Dennis Bock
This article appears in Vol I., Issue III of Raconteur Literary Magazine, our in-house LitMag (available December 2019). Interviewed by Tevis Shko...

3 NaNoWriMo Alternatives

3 NaNoWriMo Alternatives
By Jessica De Bruyn, Professional Editor Editor's Note: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) not your thing? Here are 3 other options for kee...

The Top 10 Mistakes New Writers Make

The Top 10 Mistakes New Writers Make
Guest post by author Phoebe Yu@writersdayjobs So you want to write but don’t know where to start? The journey to becoming a published author is a...

Ask These 4 Questions Before Joining a Writing Group

Ask These 4 Questions Before Joining a Writing Group
Guest post by author & editor Meg Trast overhaulmynovel.com || @MegTrast   A common misconception is that we must tackle writing solo. That...

When The Universe Doesn’t Want You To Write

When The Universe Doesn’t Want You To Write
Guest post by author Stephan J. Hahn www.stephanjhahn.com || @stephanjhahn I think we can all agree that writing as a full-time job would be a...

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent [2020]

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent [2020]
This is a comprehensive guide to finding and signing a deal with a literary agent for your novel or non-fiction book, so you can launch your writi...

How to Write an Effective Query Letter [Part 2]

How to Write an Effective Query Letter [Part 2]
A literary agent is a critical ally in your mission to write a great book and get it published.  To find a literary agent, you'll need to send hi...

How to Write an Effective Query Letter [Part 1]

How to Write an Effective Query Letter [Part 1]
A literary agent is a critical ally in your mission to write a great book and get it published.  To find a literary agent, you'll need to send him...