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Editing The Printed Manuscript

Lately I’ve been keeping hard at work on the editing phase of a few different projects. Through it all, I’ve discovered many methods that have helped my writing grow and flourish, and others, not quite as much. 603 more words


The NeMLA 2016 deadline coming up. Here's advice for writing your abstract

The September 30th deadline for the March 2016 meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association is coming up. The full list of more than 400 calls for papers is… 62 more words

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WordBird Tip: Split That Infinitive

We had a funny conversation today in the office. One of the editors has been working with an author who has demanded a lot of changes to page proofs (which is generally considered a no-no). 576 more words


Finding The Time To Write

I’m not going to lie. Whenever I see authors talking about how they get up at 8am and after having twenty cups of coffee and breakfast, they lock themselves in a room and write until 11pm, I get ashamed of myself. 466 more words


Mentees Blogging During Pitch Wars

I plan on blogging throughout the next two months while I work on my manuscript with my lovely mentor, Laura Salters. I want to share tips, hints, progress, types of changes, things to look out for in your own novel, and to share the frenzy! 146 more words


Keeping It Short

A writing acquaintance once recounted a discussion with a professional author who’d come to talk at her group. She mentioned the issue of short story collections and the author whom I shan’t name, but who I’d never heard of, replied ‘Why would anyone bother writing short stories?’ 704 more words