How to Research Literary Agents and Book Publishers

A guest post by Virginia Lloyd You’re ready to approach an agent or publisher with your finished manuscript. You’re no doubt exhausted and relieved to have reached this point. But appealing to a publishing professional…

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Geniuses Need Not Apply: On Creative Writing Courses

A guest post by H. C. Gildfind There are infinite online articles debating the ‘merit’ of creative writing courses. This is evidenced, for example, by the many articles responding to Hanif Kureishi’s apparent declaration that creative…

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The Winding Path to Publication

A guest post by Kristyn M. Levis I have never met my publishers. I have been signed with them for three years now and we have never been in the same room together. As I am…

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The Science of the Plot Twist: How Writers Exploit Our Brains

A guest post by Vera Tobin, Case Western Reserve University Recently I did something that many people would consider unthinkable, or at least perverse. Before going to see “Avengers: Infinity War,” I deliberately read a…

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The First Book: Six Lessons from a Debut Author

A guest post by H. C. Gildfind In the beginning… Like most writers, I loved reading as a kid, and writing evolved from this as the prime means through which I understood and engaged with the…

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