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Scott Turow: Amazon isn’t all bad!

Scott Turow: Amazon isn’t all bad! Scott Turow knows whereof he writes; the author of many books began his career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago before pivoting into a series of novels that merge well-researched respectability with just-pulpy enough crime action. And his new novel, “Identical,” takes [...]

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Agent Advice: Brian J. Wood of Brian J. Wood Literary Agency

“Agent Advice” (this installment featuring agent Brian J. Wood) is a series of quick interviews with literary agents and script agents who talk with Guide to Literary Agents about their thoughts on writing, publishing, and just about anything else. This series has more than 170 interviews so far with [...]

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Daring Dialogue

by Jordyn Redwood I have to confess that dialogue is one of my favorite things to write. It also is the easiest for me. Often times when I start a scene, I’ll just lay out the dialogue first. My love of dialogue likely stems from my real life job [...]

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The Novelist’s Guide to Writing (Only) What you Know

>” width=”200″> Click here to order Writer Your Novel in 30 Days Now >> Get the advice you need to Write Your Novel in 30 Days. Order now >> In my novel One Amazing Thing , nine characters are trapped by an earthquake in the basement of a high-rise [...]

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Author CJ Daugherty on Success and the YA Ghetto

Interview by Dennis Abrams CJ Daugherty CJ Daugherty American born author CJ Daugherty, whose Night School series (HarperTeen) is an international bestseller (in 20 countries), is one of the most successful YA authors to appear in the last few years. She’s also not altogether pleased about being labeled a [...]

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Don’t Be Afraid of Indie Publishing

Let me be clear­—I don’t take sides. I appreciate the self-published author, the author published by a small press, and the New York-published author. Because you know what? No matter what publishing route any of us decide to take, we are all still authors . We write because we [...]

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Top 5 Tools for the Not-Yet-Published Writer

by Laura McClellan As a lifelong student of the writing craft, I’ve heard and read lots of good advice, tons of suggestions for essential tools for those of us who are working toward a career as a writer. I thought I’d offer my suggestions for the top five tools [...]

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by M.M. Vaughan

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers (this installment written by M.M. Vaughan, author of THE ABILITY ) at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice and instruction as well as how they possibly got their book agent [...]

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6 Keys to Revising Your Fiction

1) Make sure you’re in love. I’m not a genius, my stories are not born lovely and perfect, their language strong, their plot lean and exciting. I have to work at it—a lot. And I don’t mind, because I enjoy editing. But I know there’s a big difference between [...]

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Guest Post by Hillary Rettig

Do You Suffer From Marketer’s Block?  by Hillary Rettig Recently, I’ve noticed an interesting evolution in the writing productivity classes I teach. Up until a few years ago, writers almost always took one of my classes because they were procrastinating or blocked on a book or other work. These [...]

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