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Driving Around With A Car Full Of Books

When life’s messy, inspiration abounds but getting it all down on paper can be challenging.*
By Elizabeth Cutright

I’ve moved twice in the last two years, and both were chaotic, speed-of-light sort of events.   743 more words

The Working Writer

Free Un-copyrighted Reading on Project Gutenberg

If you want access to stuff you can’t find in print, you need un-copyrighted works to use in print, or you just like to read, check out… 198 more words

Research & Worldbuilding

Copyright, Parody, & Fair Use for Writers

If you’re not a lawyer (and I’m assuming that’s most of us), then copyright can get pretty confusing, especially when you get on topics like parody and fair use. 235 more words

General Thoughts

Of Hootsuite and Its Flurries of Social Media

As writers and artists, it’s almost imperative these days that you have some semblance of a social media presence (especially if you’re still new to the scene). 756 more words

Fiction

Building a Platform? Finding Helpful Resources

“If you want to be a nonfiction author, you’ve GOT to work on building your platform?”

I perked up when I heard the word “platform” mentioned for the umpteenth time at my first writing conference.

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Publishing

The Rhyming Dictionary: A Poet's Prized Posession

I’m a little too happy with that alliteration.

But anyway, back to rhyming dictionaries. The magic wand of the poet – or maybe, the magic bullet (at least, that’s how it feels sometimes). 315 more words

General Thoughts

Writer Resources: The Horror Tree

It’s time for another segment of Writer Resources! Last time, I told you about The (Submission) Grinder, a website that helps fiction authors find markets and keep track of their submissions. 370 more words

General