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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Standing Out From the Crowd: Tips from a Literary Magazine Editor

A guest post by Ashley Moore A round of fiction submissions really is a beautiful beast: dense, overwhelming, intoxicating, and at its very best, delightful. At SAND journal, Fiction Editor Florian Duijsens and I make…

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In the Gap Between Writer and Reader the Novel Comes to Life

A guest post by Claire Fuller There’s an exercise I sometimes get members of book groups to do: I ask each of them to draw a picture of the cabin from my first novel, Our…

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