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Pro tips for writing and publishing speculative fiction

Seasoned writers explain what speculative fiction is, and literary agents share how you can get it published … Read More “Pro tips for writing and publishing speculative fiction”

Bragging about books

What if you’re a writer who isn’t a voracious reader … Read More “Bragging about books”

Harry Potter fan gift guide

These items will make you feel as if you got accepted to Hogwarts … Read More “Harry Potter fan gift guide”

Nine strategies for handling criticism as a writer

Follow these tips to develop a thick skin and avoid popping when people react negatively to your writing … Read More “Nine strategies for handling criticism as a writer”

The unconventional query

Whether you want to sell a magazine article, business book, or pretty much anything between, the formula is simple: 1) Send query letter. 2) Send … Read More “The unconventional query”

Why freelancers should ask for more money

Money matters. Make sure you’re getting paid what you deserve … Read More “Why freelancers should ask for more money”

Writing Prompts

Zombie christmas

  Write about a very merry Christmas celebration…for a community of the undead.   &nbsp … Read More “A very merry zombie Christmas”

hunting season writing prompt

On the final day of hunting season, two hunters perch in a deer stand and wait for their target. They begin to discuss past experiences … Read More “Hunter or hunted?”

Santa holds a letter on a wooden desk filled with holiday decorations.

If your character was to write a letter to Santa, what would it say?&nbsp … Read More “Dear St. Nick”


2019 Guide to Winter Writing Contests

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