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5 Ways Writers Can Survive A Quake

Kathryn Craft

The city of Tokyo is in a precarious spot, balanced at the juncture of four tectonic plates. Even as Tokyo’s inhabitants conduct daily life and continue to build upward, somewhere in the back of their minds they are anticipating a sudden shift in any one of these plates that will remove the ground beneath them.… Read the post

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Rules for a Successful Writing Life from Maya Angelou

Today I'm thinking about the people who inspired me on this writing journey.

There are the usual suspects... My mother, who encouraged my constant scribbling. The 6th grade teacher who put my essay up on the wall with a shiny gold star.… Read the post

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What Lights a Fire Under You?

Jamie Raintree

pexels-photo-60267The holidays are a time for slowing down and reflecting on the past year. They're also a time for thinking about the year to come. Whether or not you set resolutions, no doubt you've got ideas about what you'd like to accomplish in 2017 and the bad habits you want to leave behind in 2016.… Read the post

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4 Ways to Bring a Balanced Perspective to Your Support Team

Kathryn Craft
Turning Whine Into Gold
Kathryn Craft

To navigate the gauntlet that is publishing today, your best strategy for success can be to embrace your new paradox: you are both artist and businessperson.


Because it’s not all business. Your publishing team is well aware that they would not have their salaried jobs without the creative talent that is willing to gamble for dollars in order to drive the industry.… Read the post

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Your Writing Matters: How a Book Saved My Life

Autumn always makes me thankful. Maybe it's because of Thanksgiving. Maybe it's because of a memory of a remote cabin in the middle exploding fall colors. Maybe it's the  reminder that I have more to be thankful for than most. I'm thankful for books.… Read the post

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