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Why I Read the Last Page First

< 1 mins Journalist and bestselling author Hank Philippi Ryan reveals her secret: she often reads the last pages of books first. But, she says, understanding why she

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Paintings on Books

2 min He calls them “Book Sculptures.” “Los Angeles native Mike Stilkey has always been attracted to painting and drawing not only on vintage paper, record covers

Best Apps for Writers in 2020

5 min Exactly ten years ago I wrote a blog post just like this one. It happens to the very first blog post on this site–a review

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Best Apps for Writers in 2020

5 min Exactly ten years ago I wrote a blog post just like this one. It happens to the very first blog post on this site–a review

Happy 10th Birthday to this Blog!!!

2 min Today, this blog officially turns 10 years old! I’m actually surprised that I’ve been doing this for so long, honestly. 10 freakin’ years! Time does

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Creating: Games People Don’t Play

5 min Fiction is about characters in conflict. In this column, I’ve talked about many different kinds of conflict over the years, but there’s one kind that

Marketing: The Agent Decision

3 min The following is excerpted from “Approaching Agents and Editors,” Chapter 17 of WRITING FICTION FOR DUMMIES: . . . When you have a strong manuscript

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Organizing: Lining Up Your Scenes

5 min One of the hardest parts of organizing a novel is keeping all the scenes straight. Novels typically have 50 to 100 scenes or more. That’s

Marketing: Your Ideal Reader

3 min When a publishing house considers your novel, one of the first things they ask themselves is, “Who’s going to buy this book?” One answer they

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