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Selfies vs. Traditional Publishing – Which Style Fits You Best?

Self-publishing outstripped the traditional publishing market in terms of titles produced around 2010. Yes, you might agree, but how many of those titles are complete rubbish? Furthermore, selfies are the ones who got rejected from real publishers so what could I possibly have to learn from them, right? There have been naysayers since the dawn

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A Conversation with Sofia Samatar

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Interview by Alicia Cole

Sofia Samatar is the author of the novel A Stranger in Olondria, the Hugo and Nebula nominated short story “Selkie Stories Are for Losers,” and other works. She is the winner of the John W. Campbell Award, the Crawford Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the World

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A Conversation with Lucy Hounsom

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Interview by Alicia Cole

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In between writing fantasy novels, Lucy Hounsom works as a bookseller for Waterstones. She has a BA in English & Creative Writing from the University of London and went on to complete the MA in Creative Writing in 2010. She lives by the sea in

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How to Really Write That Book (The Finishing Touch) – Part 3

The Finale

You’ve put words on a page. Thousands of them and hundreds of lines. Take a minute to look at the word count at the bottom of your screen. Yes. You did this. And just like standing on top of a mountain after months, perhaps even years, of diligent practice and conditioning…after you snap

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How to Really Write That Book – Part 2

Not to be a stickler for organization, but it’s important when you’re embarking on a long journey. It’s helpful to think about writing a book in terms of getting a college degree. Even if you go full time and take maximum credits or challenge every class, it will still take you a certain amount of

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How to Really Write That Book – Part 1

Yes, there are parts and I’ll tell you why. It takes more than a good idea to make it onto the NYT best-seller list. There is an old saying that goes, “If you’re going to eat an elephant, do it one bite at a time.” The reason I am writing about this at all is

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A Conversation with Renée Ashley

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A Conversation with Renée Ashley, Author of Because I Am the Shore I Want to Be the Sea

BF: When did you discover your love for writing poetry? Can you tell us about the first poem you’ve ever written?

RA: It’s not a pretty tale to tell, alas. I had, evidently, as a kid,

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A Conversation with Marsha A. Moore

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A Conversation with Marsha A. Moore: Author of The Enchanted Bookstore Legends Series

BF: Can you describe your journey to publishing your first book?

MM: I didn’t aim to be a fiction author. My path evolved to this end. While growing up I enjoyed reading, and for that reason I followed an English minor

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A Conversation with Nina Foxx

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A Conversation with Nina Foxx: Author, Playwright and Filmmaker

BF: You were already a successful author before receiving your MFA degree. What made you decide to go back to school, and what did you learn about your writing through the program?

NF: I wanted to write better, in a more thoughtful way. I also

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A Conversation with NYT Bestselling Author, Omar Tyree

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A Conversation with New York Times Bestselling Author, Omar Tyree

BF: According to the bio on your website, you discovered your passion as a writer while you were a pharmacy major at the University of Pittsburgh. What exactly spawned this calling?

OT: Actually, my college writing assignments about my friends, family, hobbies and the

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