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5 situations where it’s better to tell than show in your fiction
The Top 5 Free eBooks for Fiction Writers
How to Write a Novel in Three Days. Thought-provoking advice from a master fantasy author.
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Craft & Technique
9 (Arbitrary) Ways to Get Your Writing Rejected
Alexander McCall Smith on writing concisely. Overwritten prose takes away readers’ opportunity to imagine
“Little Fictions” within creative nonfiction
6 Ways to Hook Your Readers from the Very First Line
An agent on some opening page tactics that fail
News & Trends
Is Beg, Borrow and Barter a Good Business Model? It Works for Cory Doctorow
The real cost of free
Why book publishing needs Silicon Valley way by @mike_elgan
The pyramid of literary respect
Platform Building, Self-Promotion
Promote Your Book on the Goodreads Network
Self-Publishing and E-Publishing
Blogs & Websites
Social Media & Twitter
The Secret to Social Media Success–Slow & Steady Wins the Race
“What we are ultimately trying to do is really connect with another person.” Great video by @ZeFrank
The Writing Life
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