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If you’re a first-time author, the first five pages of your novel can make or break your publishing chances.
A literary agent can help you sell your book to a major publishing house. These tips can help you sell yourself to agents.
These three common writing mistakes can keep your first novel from realizing its full potential.
These books helped me learn about story structure, characterization, and the most important aspect of writing: persistence.
Class is in session.
By Carolyn Cox
Award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders explores how fiction encourages us to abandon assumptions.
Even at his silliest, the late Terry Pratchett had something worthwhile to say.
By Chris Mahon
Great writers don't just get fan letters—sometimes they send them, too.
By Aliza Polkes
In this fascinating lecture, Black Leopard, Red Wolf author Marlon James talks J.R.R. Tolkien and the relationship between trauma and fantasy.
It can be dark and gritty in space — but for writers of queer romance, sci-fi settings also bring newfound freedom.
By Kelly Jensen
Whether you're struggling with the nuances of a fictional language or just struggling to get started, take some tips from the best of the best.
Haldeman’s military science fiction was heavily influenced by his time in combat.
By Joe Haldeman
Fantasy author Sarah Beth Durst on embracing what you love when it comes to writing.