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Starting or Joining A Critique Group

I'm interested in starting or joining a critique group (I'm in Boston). It would be great to find other writers who are at a similar place…

Started by Melissa A. Constantine in General

0 Apr 12, 2010

Where Do You Write?

Hi All I'm doing a bit of research for a non-profit organization and I'm hoping you might be willing to give me your thoughts on the subjec…

Started by Cathy Boyle in General

2 Apr 11, 2010
Reply by Cathy Boyle

Writers Websites: Let's share our ideas for our own websites

I built my website around 2003. I would like to generate new ideas for writer's websites. I was thinking that this is a topic we could all…

Started by Kimberly Fujioka in General

7 Apr 11, 2010
Reply by Kimberly Fujioka

Reading and Reviewing

With all due credit to author Lori Newman, who started the "Pay It Forward" group on Goodreads. PIF was set up with the idea that particip…

Started by Sharon Cathcart in General

3 Apr 11, 2010
Reply by Alison Strobel Morrow

Query Letter for Multiple Authors

I have been hired by three women draw up a query letter for a novel they all wrote together. This is my first experience with multiple auth…

Started by Abigail Wurdeman in General

1 Apr 11, 2010
Reply by Alison Strobel Morrow

How do you use Social Media Marketing

What are some of the most effective ways to use Social Media Marketing to promote your books? I find there are so many options and yet, if…

Started by Kathleen Gage in General

1 Apr 11, 2010
Reply by Alison Strobel Morrow

HOW Do You Read?

This is a discussion that keeps cropping up both in my house and with my writer & reader friends: HOW are you reading what you read now…

Started by Lauren Carr in General

3 Apr 11, 2010
Reply by Alison Strobel Morrow

Is it ethical to use a living person's life story (portion) in a fictional form?

I understand fictional characters are often based on real people. Where is the line drawn when a fictional character's story is actually a…

Started by Patti Nance in General

2 Apr 11, 2010
Reply by Alison Strobel Morrow

Anyone know a lawyer?

I'm an LA writer and I am butting heads with someone who published my work, for free, on her blog about a year ago. I have asked her nicely…

Started by jessica in General

0 Apr 9, 2010

Do female writers still need to hide their gender behind pen names?

In the 19th century it was common for women to adopt male pen names to ease the path to publishing. "George Eliot" was really Mary Ann Evan…

Started by Michael N. Marcus in General

3 Apr 9, 2010
Reply by J. Lang Wood



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