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Online Writers’ Conferences you can Attend in a Pandemic

Online Writers’ Conferences you can Attend in a Pandemic
Guest post by author Phoebe Yu. Twitter: @writersdayjobs. As schools and businesses shutter amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are practici...

3 Ways Successful Writers Show Up For Themselves

3 Ways Successful Writers Show Up For Themselves
Guest post by Jordin James. Twitter: @justjordinjames "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the grea...

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...

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...

How Much Character Development is Too Much?

How Much Character Development is Too Much?
Guest post by author Chase Connor Writers should develop characters like they do their relationships. We meet a coworker, a new friend, a romanti...

Find Your Literary Agent

Find Your Literary Agent
By Emily Potter When querying time arrives at last, the thought of plunking “agent” into a search engine and firing off a letter to anyone with a...