Making Your Title Grab Readers’ Attention

By Haley Osborne/ Plenty of attention is paid to the all-important first sentence of an essay or short story but less attention is given to what readers truly see first:

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Hey, Authors: You’re Doing Twitter Wrong!

By Melissa Storm/ I grew sick of all the spam and abandoned Twitter what seems like a very long time ago. It was gradual at first. In my heyday,

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Write what you know? Maybe, Or Maybe Not: 4 Reasons to re-think this common cliche

By RH Ramsey/ I travel, and by travel, I mean, I am a storyteller. From the moon, to the tide, I weave stories. It is here, in a state that

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Trying to Get Your Book Traditionally Published? Five Things You Should Know about Editorial Boards

By Olivia La Bianca/ Editorial board meetings, where editors pitch possible authors or books to the heads of the department, can be both inspiring and heartbreaking to witness. Editors come

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The Scary World of Self Publishing: 8 Myths Busted

By Kyoko M/ Self-publishing is a lot of things. It’s scary, exciting, and still in its toddler stages, stumbling around bumping into tables and giggling as it spins around in

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NaNoWriMo Mode: How To Keep Pace After The Writing Month Ends

By Cari Bennette/ Are you already starting to wonder how you’re going to keep up the break-neck productivity of the National Novel Writing Month when it ends? November’s drawing

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The Map of Your Manuscript’s Quest

By Olivia La Bianca/ I worked in a major publishing house as an editorial intern earlier this year. In that time, I watched innumerable manuscripts being passed from desk

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VLOG entry: Make or break a sentence from the first word

By Aggie Villanueva/ Whittle away what buries the art of your words beneath pulp, no matter the topic, no matter the genre. Absolutely eliminate passive voice with these two

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4 ways to do a book trailer and a comprehensive review of each

By Emlyn Chand/ Book trailers – they’re a hot new trend that’s sweeping the publishing industry. Only time will tell if this latest promotional device is a seasonal flavor

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How to approach the publishing industry: Advice from the trenches

By Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar/ For nearly three years I’ve been working at a publishing company in the Middle East (www.bqfp.com.qa). Prior to this I was an academic who published scholarly articles,

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