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A handy reference chart for the many forms of dark comedy.
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Three must-follow guidelines to ensure a successful writing conference.
Titles introduce your work to readers. Here’s how to give them the meaty role they deserve.
Finding a rock on the beach reminds one editor of the importance of specificity and how it raises the emotional stakes.
Literary magazine editors discuss re-drawing the landscape and outline ways to get under-represented voices heard and read.
Introducing the art of loafing.
Sometimes it takes another set of eyes to see what your story is REALLY about.
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