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5 Marketing Lessons From a Debut Author

5 Marketing Lessons From a Debut Author

Whether you're traditionally published or self-published, the job of marketing your book ultimately lies with you. Here's how to go about it in an effective (and sane!) way.
Nailing Writing Assignments: Tips From A Teen Author 

Nailing Writing Assignments: Tips From A Teen Author 

Writing tips from 14-year-old author, Risha Chaurasia.
11 Short Story Forms to Expand Your Writing Practice

11 Short Story Forms to Expand Your Writing Practice

Has your writing become predictable? You can flex your creativity muscles with these short story forms. 

4 Simple Writing Rules That Will Give You an Edge

4 Simple Writing Rules That Will Give You an Edge

This 4-step guide for every piece of writing will help you develop a writing routine and drive you towards writing success.
Writing Historical Horror: Being a Servant to Two Masters

Writing Historical Horror: Being a Servant to Two Masters

You can never do too much research, but you CAN put too much of it into your story.
A Realistic Guide to Indie Publishing

A Realistic Guide to Indie Publishing

Fasten your seatbelt and author Julee Balko will tell you why she decided to go with an independent publisher.
Writer Tips with Senior Literary Agent Jessica Reino

Writer Tips with Senior Literary Agent Jessica Reino

In this video we sat down with literary agent, author, and former editor/author coach Jessica Reino to ask our most burning writer questions.
Publishing: Traditional vs. Hybrid vs. Self

Publishing: Traditional vs. Hybrid vs. Self

You’ve finished your manuscript, done several rounds of editing, and sent it out to beta readers. Congratulations! What do you do next?

The Top 10 Tough-Love Writer’s Tips

The Top 10 Tough-Love Writer’s Tips

Author Lisa de Nikolits wants you to write your book, not manifest it. Here are her ten tough love tips for writers that she's learned after publishing ten novels in ten years.
6 Ways Being A Journalist Can Make You A Better Creative Writer

6 Ways Being A Journalist Can Make You A Better Creative Writer

Journalists & creative writers both witness change in the world, and invite us to think critically about how people navigate those joys & challenges.
5 Questions To Ask Before You Write Your Non-Fiction Book

5 Questions To Ask Before You Write Your Non-Fiction Book

Starting to write a non-fiction book? Make sure you've answered these five questions first. 

 

Get Paid to Write for Magazines (Interview)

Get Paid to Write for Magazines (Interview)

How can you pitch magazines to start earning a living from writing? How do you build your author platform and embrace rejection? Find out in this new interview with freelancer Mike Pietrzak.