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How Genre & Category Impact Your Ability to Get Published By Meg LaTorre

Genre, please? For writers beginning their querying career, one of the key questions you will be asked is this: what genre is your book in? However, as you may surmise, that’s a rather loaded question. Perhaps your tale takes place both on Earth and in another medieval world, features new mythical creatures, and your protagonist …
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To Do a Conference or Not Do a Conference — Is That The Question? by Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell

There is a point in every writer’s life, I’m sure, when they wonder whether they should attend a writer’s conference. Many published writers never do and some published writers show up at more than one conference every year. In part, that’s for promotion purposes, which include being part of a panel or giving a quick …
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Dialogue: Don’t Let’Em Say What You Mean by Shannon Donnelly

Great dialogue can make or break a novel. That’s my opinion. It may stem from growing up watching a lot of 1930’s screwball comedies. Zingers fly with rapid fire and everyone talks. A lot. But the importance of dialogue really sank in when I wrote A Proper Mistress. I went for a lot of dialogue …