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by Justin C. Key • 1 comment
You've sent off your query letters, and now the waiting begins. What to do?
You've sent off a big packet of query letters. Your mind is numb from editing and re-editing a one pager that's supposed to define months/years of writing. And let's not even mention the pains of gett...
by Alex Cabal • 5 comments
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The edges of a bunker carved into the mouth of an inactive volcano glisten brightly in the morning sun. Within sits a large box-like machine draped in a shapeless cloth. Men in white lab coats and f...
by Ervin Anderson • 3 comments
Allowing the things we love to creep into our work isn't always a good idea.
I have a problem. Two problems, actually. I think everyone likes the same things that I like; and I tend to let these things I enjoy seep into my work. What do I like? Books about books and movies abo...
by Holly Jennings • 9 comments
My protagonist lives a very complicated, messy life. And she chainsmokes and swears. And I don't want my mom to meet her.
Mostly, I write what I know, because that’s what I’m comfortable with. I observe, jot down interesting details about my friend’s dysfunctional family, and turn them into stories. Sometimes I write...
by Justin C. Key • 3 comments
Does it exist?
You have a novel. Your friends have read it, your teachers have read it, even your dog went through the first few chapters before returning to his daily crotch-lick. You've edited the second draft int...
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