How Not to Write

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  Here is my time-tested, foolproof method of not writing. If you follow these seventeen simple steps, you may never write another word again!  1. Set your timer for the number of hours you have available to write before going to work, picking up the kids, going to the doctors etc. 2. Boot up your laptop. Read…
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News Flash–The Buzz about…Essays, Copy Edits & Buzz Feed


  Congratulations to Susan Peterson, winner of CHANCE HARBOR by Holly Robinson! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–IDYLL THREATS By Stephanie Gayle.      From the 2016 Debs Louise Miller went to NYC this week for a thrilling meeting with the marketing team at Pamela Dorman Books/Viking. She met her publicist,…
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Guest Blogger Stephanie Gayle, author of IDYLL THREATS


  Stephanie Gayle is the author of MY SUMMER OF SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT, one of Redbook magazine’s Top Ten Summer Reads, and IDYLL THREATS, the first in a mystery series featuring police chief Thomas Lynch. Her short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, The Potomac Review, Punchnel‘s, and several other publications. She has…
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The Dream-Come-True Part


The sales cycle for I LIKED MY LIFE went like this: edit, send to a handful of publishers, collect rejections, err, I mean feedback, repeat. We were on round three of this daunting process when I sent my agent—the amazing Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein—my latest revision. I no longer obsessed about when I’d hear back, exactly…
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She Says Tomahto, That Guy Over There Says Tomato: My Experience On Submission

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This week we’re talking about our submission process, and what’s been interesting to me is how different each of those processes were. Louise’s path was deceptively easy — she was fortunate enough to impress a great editor with her first forty pages, but then she had to fulfill the promise of those pages and nurture…
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