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The writer’s heartbeat

This is an engine problem, not a heart problem.” The cardiologist stares steadily into my eyes, calm and reassuring. He isn’t rushed – yet I … Read More “The writer’s heartbeat”

Writerly products for back to school/work in the fall

Goodbye, summer Fridays; hello, rush hour. Make your daily commute less painful with these fun on-the-go products … Read More “Writerly products for back to school/work in the fall”

Story rules, plot drools

From haunting speculative horror to gripping historical fiction, this season’s YA offerings are a vibrant and exciting bunch … Read More “Fall Fiction Preview 2019: 5 hot YA novels to preorder now”

Do you really have to write every day?

What does an ideal writing life look like? We asked successful authors to share their essential goals, habits, and routines … Read More “Do you really have to write every day?”

What’s the best thing you can do to improve your writing?

Top authors advise how to make your fiction work improve tenfold, and provide steps to making it happen … Read More “What’s the best thing you can do to improve your writing?”

Shaun David Hutchinson

Novelist Shaun David Hutchinson’s compelling (and award-winning) YA novels combine speculative elements with LGBT characters and themes. Now he tackles nonfiction for the … Read More “Shaun David Hutchinson”

Writing Prompts

Write about two characters who trip over each other and fall in love inexplicably. Are they opposites? Do they start out enemies? Do they meet … Read More “Romance writing prompt: Tripped & fell in love”

Local foods are a must-try when you visit a new city. Nashville’s known for its hot chicken, New York for its bagels, Chicago … Read More “Space treats”

Write about a person with a strange collection: Maybe it’s flawed stamps produced between 1949 and 1959, or abandoned left shoes, or – gulp – body … Read More “The collection in the closet”

Guide to Finding a Literary Agent: Newly updated for 2019!

Seeking out the best literary agents in the biz can seem like searching for a tiny needle in a giant Google haystack. That’s why we’ve collected the submission details and contact information for 80+ agencies looking for queries.