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Critque Groups can be a Blessing and a Curse

Insecure Writers? Unite!

Guest Post by Alex J. Cavanaugh It all began with an off-handed remark to a fellow author about a support group for writers. A sign up list was offered and on September 1, 2011, we had our first group blog posting with about forty writers participating. Two and a half […]

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Conferences, Conventions, and Critique Groups (for Young Adult Writers), Oh My!

So, you’re writing a Young Adult manuscript–maybe you’re just starting out, or maybe you’ve got several completed manuscripts under your belt.  Maybe you’re looking for an agent.  Or maybe you’ve already got an agent, and you’re looking to network with kidlit professionals.  You know there must be resources out there […]

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A Little Writing and Publishing Advice

So, if you’ve read my last couple of posts, you’ve met my warm, fuzzy persona (I hope!).  Today, let me introduce you to my darker side, a facet of my personality forged by those types of experiences that make you want to knock your head against the nearest wall. Or […]

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(Romance) Writing 101 or How to Write a Romance…or any Novel

by Bobbi Dumas (Bobbi Dumas is a regular columnist at The How To Write Shop, covering the romance beat. This is her first post.) While this regular post will be about all things romance (from a writing perspective), I wanted to start out with a simple overview of some things that might […]

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