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Who Gets to Judge: On the Editor and Diversity

A few weeks ago UK writer Tony Rock wrote a blog about our policy on diversity. In it, he seemed to be making the case that by encouraging diversity in our pages, we were making it more difficult for certain writers to be published. 1,769 more words


Making Travel Intentional


To travel intentionally. What do I mean by that? I want my journeys to be purposeful, thoughtful and deliberate. I want to make the most of my time and my investment of resources in a trip. 820 more words


Guest Post: Autumn M. Birt

Autumn M. Birt is an author, educator, world traveler, conservationist, and dog lover. We met on Twitter, proving that one can make connections and form lasting friendships through that behemoth of a social network. 1,549 more words

Craft Of Writing

Parting the gauzy curtain of misdirection

Murder mysteries

What is a mystery novel without a puzzle? Guest writer Daniella Bernett explores some of the elements that make up the puzzle.  Bernett’s second mystery in the Emmeline Kirby-Gregory Longdon series, … 579 more words

New Mystery Book

On Mothers and Daughters

By Tasha Cotter

Lately, I’ve been immersed in two dazzling books: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout and When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams. 881 more words


Writing Tips

I am pleased to welcome Christina Hoag as a guest to Birth of a Novel. Christina is a former reporter for the Associated Press and Miami Herald and worked as a correspondent in Latin America writing for major media outlets including Time, Business Week, Financial Times, the Houston Chronicle and The New York Times. 775 more words

Women And Writing

"Incomplete" - Episode 2 (Part - A)

Sansa : Hello babe ! Just finished a boring conversation with your brother.

Rhea : C’mon he isn’t that horrible.

Sansa : Really ? I don’t think you ever sat across the table with him. 633 more words