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Asheville Writers Fall 2016 News

Asheville Writers now has more than 400 members and turned 4 years old this year! While I try to hold an event each time I come out to western North Carolina, next month I have 4 events on the calendar. 590 more words


How To Get The Most Out Of Your Publishing Experience

Lot’s Cave believes in providing our authors and readers with the best experience possible. To do this, we’ve learned a few tricks. Maximizing the potential of each book an author produces is only part of what we do. 666 more words

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Emotional Intelligence

Wikipedia gives a good overview of the term  Emotional Intelligence. But what are the implications for writers and others today?

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I Don't Want to be Stephen King

If your algorithm works the way mine does, you’ve probably seen the Merritt Tierce Marie Claire essay popping up your newsfeed over the past few days. 839 more words


What To Do When You Sit Down To Pitch Your Novel In-Person

After attending conferences around North America for the past 6 years I’ve seen an array of pitching techniques. Some good. Some…not so good. I get it. 610 more words


vanderso reblogged this on Just Can't Help Writing and commented:

Good practical (and empathetic) advice on pitching from agent Carly Watters! I've had good luck recently from listing about eight plot points to keep me on track. No one seems to mind if I use a page of notes. What about you? What techniques do you use to make your pitch sessions work?

Review of Writing for Children and Young Adults (Updated 3rd Edition)

Writing for Children and Young Adults by Marion Crook inspires, educates, and motivates. The book comes with a download kit containing an extensive list of resources full of direct links to helpful websites. 619 more words


Editing: How to turn your manuscript mistakes into opportunities for awesome

You’ve all been there. Late at night, at your desk, final check of your latest Work In Progress. You’re pretty happy. Close to hitting that big green metaphorical button that says GO FOR IT! 744 more words

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