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  • Started by Stacy-Deanne
    Great blog post by agent Jennifer Laughran! As a published author, I gotta say what she says is 100% true! Especially the part about big pubs vs. small pubs. Best Wishes!
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  • Hi Brooke, I agree with Angela that this is a lovely title, and depending on the cover art, I would probably be drawn to it. But I wonder if it gives the reader a hint...
  • Started by yvette managan
    Last reply by Robert Edward Fahey
    Time Passes My stepfather died June 14th, the same day my older brother died years before, the same day my young half-sisters were born several decades earlier. Pop d...
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  • Pamela Michelle Mathis posted a status
    Hook: The line that makes you stop and read… God Does Not Live on Earth Story: The why am I writing you… Those things hidden will become known. So, what are you hid...
  • Louella Bryant posted a status
    Launch day for SHELTERING ANGEL: A Novel Based on a True Story of the Titanic kicks off with an interview by author Karen E. Osborne. See it here:
  • Louella Bryant posted a status
    If you read historical fiction and want an idea of how we get it to the page, take a look at Linda Pennell's latest blog post about SHELTERING ANGEL.


  • Excellent article! I embrace the idea that risk is a relevant detractor to my writing progress. Do I risk moving forward and ignoring all of those inner critics, and h...
  • Laura Brennan commented on her article Pitch, Baby, Pitch
    Cynthia, that is so true.  Of course it's disappointing not to sell, but if you go in with the idea that you're there to create a relationship, to find out what they'r...
  • That's an interesting approach, Jessica. I do pretty much the opposite. We have a technique that we teach called Deconstruction where we have writers do all the thinki...