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Aug'16

Going Medieval on Plagiarists: Their Nine Circles of Hell (infographic)

Plagiarism: the worst of the worst, the lowest of the low, the absolute worst crime a writer can commit. In the style of Dante’s Inferno, this infographic details the nine levels of plagiarism. ...

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Aug'16

Twitter Vs. Facebook: Tips for Writers

Social media is key to helping readers find your writing, whether you’re promoting your blog, your book or your stories. But each social media platform is a different beast, and platforms take time to master. Here is a simple guide to help you tame these two monster social media sites. ...

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20

Jul'16

5 Things No Professional Writer’s Desk Should Be Without

A writer’s desk is a sacred space. It’s where the magic happens. Ideas become words, and words become stories. And sometimes those stories go out into the world and do great things. But every writer needs a few tools to make that happen...

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06

Jul'16

5 of the Best-Written Shows on Television

Television is an art form, and with the rise of "television studies," shows are beginning to get the recognition they deserve.

Scholars devote time and energy to studying television, just as they would literature, and viewers ask for more than something to pass the time. They want to be challenged intellectually when they tune into their weekly shows. For that to happen, the show has to be well-written. Here are a few shows on TV today with truly stellar writing. ...

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27

May'16

Submission Survival Guide: Your Swiss Army Knife for the submission jungle

Now that our 2016 Writing Contest winner has had a couple of weeks to bask in the spotlight, today and over the next two Fridays, we will unveil our two Runner Up winners and our Editor's Pick. Please stay tuned! Today we have for you our first runner up ...

Submission Survival Guide: Your Swiss Army Knife for the submission jungle

Whether you’re submitting to literary magazines, querying your manuscript, or applying to be crowned ruler of the world, you’ve got a tough road ahead of you. There will be heartbreak, betrayal, and disillusionment—and that’s just in the trailer.

But I’ve got a few tips to make it easier. Nothing fancy, but they might help you out in a pinch. Think of this article as a Swiss Army Knife for the submission jungle. ...

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27

Apr'16

The Secret World of Writers in 8 GIFs

Writers are private creatures. We like to tuck ourselves away, sliding manuscript pages under our doors and showing our characters' faces more than our own. But every now and then, if you feed us plenty of coffee and muffins, we'll give you a glimpse into our secret world.

And here are the GIFs to prove it ...

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