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Posts should average 1000 words and speak to one specific aspect of an author’s personal experience with a view to offering value to others working in the industry.
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Anderton, Evelyn and Wolfe, Pearl – How to Succeed as Co-Authors
Bartow, Karina – If Books Could Talk: The Benefits of Dialogue
Bordetsky-Williams, L. – What to Do When You’re Struggling to Finish a Manuscript
Blunt, Ashley Kalagian – Getting the Most from Writers’ Groups
Brown, Teri M. – How Research Can Help You Write What You Know in Historical Fiction
Carrington, Lorena – What Every Writer Needs to Know about Working with an Illustrator
Czarnecki, Kristin – How Research Can Enhance Your Writing
Dáil, Paula – How to Write Fiction with a Social Message
Daines, Amber – How to Make the Most of Podcast Opportunities
D’Amato, Robin – How to Juggle Multiple Perspectives and Timelines in Fiction
Devlin, Rachel Silber – The Fascination of a Train Wreck: Selling a Personal Story
Fitzpatrick, Claire – Horror: How Women Writers are Sticking It to the World
Forney, Lynn F. – Pushing Through Fear When Sharing Your Voice
Foroutan, Parnaz – Writing in a Time of Uncertainties
Gibson, Jodi – What Does It Take to Be an Indie Author?
Gold, Stacy – 7 Tips for Writing Romance Novels that Sell
Gould, Elizabeth – Invention as a Necessity for Mothers Who Write
Gupta, Shruti Hajirnis – Mahabharatee: A Feminist Perspective on Mahabharata
Jantz, Pam – How Being Organized Can Help You Write Your Book
LaGreca, Gen – Adapting a Novel for Stage
Leal, Suzanne – What’s It Like to Launch a Book during a Pandemic?
Lunney, Tessa – How to Write a Series
Lynch, Eve – 4 Simple Steps to Kindle Direct Publishing Success
Matsumoto, Constance Hays – Finding Value in Literary Citizenship
Murdoch, Kate – From Private Artist to Public Author: A New Writer’s Guide to Handling Publicity
Nicholson, Renée K. – Bits of Flying: Rendering Movement in Writing
O’Hagan, Denise – Finding Objectivity in a Personal Editor-Author Relationship
Robertson, Fiona – 7 Top Tips for Writing Short Stories
Rundell, Katherine – Top Techniques for Editing Your Own Book
Sappenfield, Heather Mateus – How Flexibility Can Help You Find the Best Publisher for Your Book
Selbo, Jule – Female vs. Male Investigators: Does Gender Matter?
Sokol, Kelly – How to Write Like a Mother
Specks, Samantha – Writing Historical Fiction: Inspiration, Research, and Getting it Right
Sterne, Noelle – In Praise of Handwriting
Stewart, Ann Marie – A Column to Call Your Own
Stout, Paulette – 10 Dos and Don’ts to Improve Your Writing and Author Business
Swindler, Olivia – Find Your Band
Tidball, Debra – How to Develop a Writing Community: A Tale of 2 Launches
Tyler, Denise – Finding Time to Write
Voorsanger, Wendy – A Sensitivity Reader Censored My Novel
Wicks, Karen M – How to Develop Your Own Unique Voice as a Writer
Wilkie, Nancy Joie – How a Writers’ Association Led Me to My Hybrid Publisher
Williams, Laura – Why We Write
Zelda, Hayley – 7 Tips on How to Become a Great Fanfiction Writer