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Why Rejection Creates Great Writers

I’ve thought about rejection a lot lately, especially as we’re forced to choose between some really great stories for our upcoming anthology. Publishing is an industry rife with rejection, and we talk about it often, but I like thinking about rejection as a necessity to developing your best writer self rather than an evil to… Continue reading Why Rejection Creates Great Writers

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Top Tips For Creating Realistic Writing Goals

Guest post by Claerie Kavanaugh Aspiring to be a writer is one thing, but actually being one is entirely another. For some people, calling themselves a “real writer” means they are published and may or may not have made money off of their work. That does make them a published writer, but the first step… Continue reading Top Tips For Creating Realistic Writing Goals

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5 Tips for a Stronger Short Story by Leigh Statham

Leigh Statham is the perfect author to talk about short stories because, in addition to being a prolific short story writer and award-winning author, she's the founder and editor of a successful short story magazine. So, here's Leigh, talking about common problems she sees in short story submissions, and the top 5 things YOU can… Continue reading 5 Tips for a Stronger Short Story by Leigh Statham

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Five Reasons Novelists Should Write Short Stories

As we ramp up on the short story reading for our anthology submissions, I’ve been thinking about why short stories are so great—especially for authors whose focus is on longer fiction like novels. Next week we’ll talk about short story structure and tips for writing, but today we’ll focus on why writing them matters. Learn… Continue reading Five Reasons Novelists Should Write Short Stories