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How do You Actually Use Writing Advice? – Sophia Clark | Guest Post

How do You Actually Use Writing Advice? – Sophia Clark | Guest Post

Young writers ask thousands of questions: what to write, how to write, where to find ideas, how to check writing, where to find inspiration, and how to stay motivated. They know nothing and they try to fill the gaps by all possible means. They truly believe that the best way to understand writing is to

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5 Key Elements of a Great Character – Mary Frenson | Guest Post

Often the difference between a good story and a great story is a well-written character. You can have the best possible plot replete with twists and turns that not even Sherlock Holmes could see coming, but you will waste your efforts unless you have a character as strong as Sherlock Holmes. A strong character is

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Pearson Steps up Moves to Sell its Stake in Penguin Random House

Pearson has said in a press communication today that operational profits will be below initial expectations for 2016 and it will not now achieve its target of £800 million in 2018. Pearson reported that North American higher education market sales in 2016 were worse than forecast, with a poor fourth quarter and a revenue drop of 30% compared with the last quarter of 2015. The press release reveals

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How to Get in Writing Shape After a Long Break – Eva Wislow | Guest Post

It happens to almost every writer. You take a break from writing, with every intention of coming back to it after a few days or weeks. And then life happens, and that break turns into months or even years. Of course, even if you haven’t written a single word in years, there is nothing stopping

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Mythbusters: Debunking 6 Untrue Ideas About Freelance Authors – Sophie Mest | Guest Post

As web-content becomes a hot commodity, many people are moving into the realm of online freelancing as a way to make money or supplement their incomes. While it may seem daunting at first, becoming a freelance writer is actually a simple process that anyone good with the written word can begin. Here are a list

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Top 5 Tips for Writing a Graphic Novel – Jessica Gust | Guest Post

Millions upon millions of people worldwide read graphic novels; from comic book shops to Hollywood’s new found obsession with the comic book hero, graphic novels have never been as popular as they are now. As a kid who loved comic books and always held the secret dream of writing and creating your own heroes and

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The Importance of an Author’s Online Reputation – Caroline Black | Guest Post

Everybody is a writer these days. With a website, a blog or even a personal Facebook page, there are a lot of people out there trying to get what they’ve got to say out into the world. Between the big social media platforms (and even the smaller ones), public relations nightmares abound. Why does this

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Tips for Independent Authors on Optimizing their Website – Emma Miller | Guest Post

Whether you think it is the best thing since sliced bread or you hate it with burning passion, the reality is that the internet has become an inseparable part of our lives. As we have all learned over these last 20-odd years, the Age of Internet comes with all kinds of strings attached and for

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Bob Dylan Becomes First Ever Songwriter to be Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan has become the first ever songwriter to be awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature. The announcement was made in Sweden this morning. It came as something of a surprise with Irish Booker winner John Banville, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami and USA novelist Philip Roth the expected favourites to scoop the award. That said, the Duluth, Minnesota-born musician and

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Amazon Introduces Prime Reading

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 5, 2016– (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon today introduced Prime Reading, a new reading benefit for U.S. Prime members. Prime members can now enjoy unlimited reading from a rotating selection of books, magazines, comics and more – at no additional cost. Prime Reading joins the growing list of all-you-can-eat benefits for Prime members including unlimited fast,

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