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Archive for May, 2011
by Nina Munteanu • 15 comments
Think of rejection as an integral part of your road to success. If you have never been rejected then you haven’t really tried, have you?
We’ve all suffered rejection and disappointment. Perhaps that job you coveted or someone you loved who might have even led you on before dropping you. It hurts. But you move on. And it does get better...
by Aimee Laine • 20 comments
Wait ... people can actually like a critique and get value from it? Really?
A note from Alex: This is the third post in a 3-part series of guest posts by the ever-awesome Aimee Laine. My grandmother used to say, “If you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all.” In the...
by Dan Tricarico • 18 comments
Want a simple way to create more vivid fiction? Simply add more colors to the palette!
One day, while lamenting the lack of success of my first young adult novel to a work friend, I wondered aloud how I might make it more accessible to teens and less "adult." My colleague looked at me...
by Laura Preble • 7 comments
When researching, how do you know when enough is enough? Trust your gut.
I am a curious person by nature. I love to learn new things. But when I am working on a novel, I find that I don’t have a good sense of when to stop researching things that are either directly or marg...
by Nina Munteanu • 13 comments
Titles can determine whether a story is read, in what spirit it’s read, and whether it’s remembered by name or forgotten.
Think of the title to your story as the ultimate headline. It’s the first thing an editor reads of your work. Titles are often used by one reader to describe the story to another reader. According...
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