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Monday Musings: Taking A Chance

Note: This is a repeat of a post I shared after last year’s contest but all the sentiments still apply. Most importantly, NEVER GIVE UP! 263 more words

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Finishing Your NYT's Before You've Finished Your Coffee

It’s getting to be a problem. There’s hardly anything worth reading in your morning New York Times, so you’re invariably finished with the paper before you’re finished with your morning cup of java. 121 more words

Let's Talk: "Scrubbing"

Today I want to talk about something that I call “scrubbing.”

In all the different stages of my writing career, one thing has remained constant: the intense fear of publishing, of knowing that my work is out there in the world, unable to be edited.* 559 more words

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Publishing is about much more than book sales

“When we talk about publishing these days, we have to talk about much more than book sales, even more than the written word and books themselves.

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Do Readers Hold Female Authors to Higher Standards When It Comes to Violence and Profanity?

A few months ago a reader told me I write like a man. When I asked for clarification, the person said, “You know, the violence. Your killer is so twisted!” 541 more words

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Conversations with A Monster in My Head

I made a new friend. Her name was Nancy, she was very nice, strong and proud. It was a queer mixture for an eleven year old. 1,168 more words

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A day in the life of a bookseller

*Originally written for SYPScotland as part of their Day in the Life blog series.

Megan Reid graduated from MSc Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University last year and works as a Bookseller for Blackwell’s Bookshop. 516 more words

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