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June 2021

Dana Shavin

What is it with writers?

By Dana Shavin

What external and internal factors make self-doubt so prevalent among writers? We asked authors, editors, instructors, and psychologists to find out.



Being your own best reader

By Josh Sippie

How can writers evaluate their own work?

Let the body speak

By Todd James Pierce

Effective nonverbal communication in fiction.

Announcing the winners of our summer flash contest


Presenting the first, second, and third-place winners of our 2020 flash contest.


From the Front Lines

Navigating the virtual conference

By Yi Shun Lai

Tips to get the most out of what could be a new method of learning and networking.

Writing Essentials

Food sensuality in fiction

By Devon Ellington

A good meal can sustain our stories just as much as our hearts and bodies.

Literary Spotlight

“Funny Women”

By Melissa Hart

Conference Insider

Historical Novel Society of North America All-Virtual Conference

By Melissa Hart