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Writing: Getting Back In The Game

It’s been a while since I sat down to work on a new piece of fiction or edit or finish an old piece. I could list a dozen or two reasons why I haven’t, but they would sound like excuses. 464 more words


Guest Post: 'Character agency: grab your readers, don't let go' by Sofie Bird

Welcome and thanks to our second guest poster of the month, the fabulous speculative fiction writer Sofie Bird. I got to know Sofie via Twitter, and knew right away that she is one of my people. 1,598 more words

Writing Advice

Lesson Learned: I Wrote About Space X and I Didn't Publish It Fast Enough

Allow me to explain what I mean by this title: a few years ago, I was a NASA intern. Part of my internship involved visiting private and public aerospace factories, which included Space X. 734 more words

The TRUTH about Copyrights

Do I need to copyright my novel, nonfiction book, short story, essay, or poems by registering them with the Copyright Office (Library of Congress) before submitting to literary agents or literary journals and magazines for publication? 826 more words

Beginning Writers

Writing and Living From Your Scars

by Tara Johnson

I was recently asked to give an aspiring writer my best piece of writing advice. I could have told her to study the craft, which is extremely important, or given her a list of blog and books to follow. 606 more words


To Plan Or Not To Plan

In this post I am going to be talking about planning. I have read so much advice regarding how much planning you should do before starting a story, but I’m still none the wiser. 624 more words