Literary agent Danielle Burby is open to queries! She is looking for all genres of middle grade and young adult fiction.
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Every week our editors publish somewhere between 10 and 15 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week’s posts all in one place. Getting to Know You “The eyes are the windows to the soul”—you’ve surely heard that one before. And read it […]
Author Corabel Shofner (upcoming novel ALMOST PARADISE) discusses the (over)use of eyes in fiction, and whether or not writers should continue to use them.
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If you’re a bookworm, you probably read more than most people you know. If you’re a competitive bookworm, you want to know how much more you read than most people you know. If you fall into the latter camp, wonder no more. This infographic lays out the reading prowess of countries across the globe, along with other fun literacy facts.
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Author J.H. Moncrieff shares lessons she’s learned so far in a variety of writing-related careers, including work as a journalist, book doctor, ghostwriter, and publicist.
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Whether you're writing a literary novel, a psychological, medical, legal or spy thriller, or even a cozy mystery, for a novel to be engaging, it must center on human conflict and disturbance. Here's what you need to know.
Need an online platform but feel squeamish about connecting with strangers? Here’s how to create the illusion of intimacy on social media.
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Earlier this week, my car broke down around Lexington, Kentucky. So I spent the night in an unexpected place while my car got repaired by a nice mechanic named Tony, who owns Tony’s Automotive Repair. For today’s prompt, write a repair poem. Could be about repairing a car or a bike, sure, but there are other possibilities. For instance, the poem could be about repairing a relationship or repairing yourself, […]
One of the items in your house has decided to commit suicide, but you will not let it happen on your watch. Write the scene where you catch the item on the verge of taking its life and your attempt to talk the item out of it.
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Author Michael Haspil, represented by Sara Megibow of KT Literary, shares his story of the importance of attending conferences during the process of writing and querying.