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Prepare Your Manuscript for Feedback and Editing: Keep It Simple!

Prepare Your Manuscript for Feedback and Editing: Keep It Simple! by Matthew Howard A well-prepared manuscript will improve the feedback and editing stages that come next. A clean, simple format makes it easier for friends, colleagues, workshop participants, editors, and … Continue reading

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The Joy of Flash

The Joy of Flash by Vaughn Treude Flash has nothing to do with exhibitionism, the Adobe browser plugin, or the superhero who runs really fast; it’s the niche category of very short fiction. Flash fiction is defined as stories of … Continue reading

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Too Late for a Big Change?

Too Late for a Big Change? by Joe Torres “Why are you doing it?” I recently had a conversation with my god-daughter about my WIP (work in progress). We talked about how I was hoping, through my work, to change … Continue reading

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How Do You Keep Going?

[Editor’s Note: This is Patricia’s last post for our group blog. Please check her bio below for information about how to keep up with her in other places.] How Do You Keep Going? by Patricia Grady Cox Although we are … Continue reading

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Is My Character Finished?

Is My Character Finished? by Joe Torres This is a tough question. Well, it’s not a tough question, as much as it’s a tough answer. At first you think, yeah, the character is finished. But then I happen to be … Continue reading

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Let Your First Draft Fester!

Let Your First Draft Fester! by Cody Wagner I recently finished the first draft of the sequel to my novel. When I typed “The End,” I immediately did two things. First, I cried. Yep, I bawled like a baby. You … Continue reading

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Skipping Ahead … a Setback?

Skipping Ahead … a Setback? by Joe Torres We are told of the awful reality about shortcuts, that they actually set you back. When it came to my novel, I decided to try and skip ahead. I was stuck – … Continue reading

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