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Comic Book and Graphic Novel Publication New!

The publication process for comic books is quite similar to that of other literary publications, however, most up and coming comic book writers don't realize all the other elements involved.  Let's begin with the basics that one must know when it comes to publishing your work:  1....

How to Get More Acceptance Letters New!

Fed up with rejections? Fed up with not even hearing from an agent you submitted work to? Do you want to know how to get more acceptance letters? Then here’s how: Get the look. The only way to get people to take you more seriously is...

What is Previously Published Writing? New!

Literary agents and journals commonly reject previously published writing but what is it exactly? Why won't most agents risk taking on work that has already been published somewhere else? When can you send in previously published writing? These days, with the internet playing such a...

What Does That Mean? Publishing Terms and Vocabulary New!

Whether you are publishing short stories or have a full novel with a literary agent, it is important that you understand the publishing language. Fluency in the terms that they use will give you an edge and it gives you more control over the sale and...

10 Ways to Maintain Sanity When Your Book is With the Editor – Part 2

If you still need a way to stop yourself from going round the bend while your book is in editing, try these few ways. Get on Social Media and Conduct an Audit When your book is released, you want everyone to know about it.  You will need...

10 Ways to Maintain Sanity When Your Book is With the Editor – Part 1

Well done! Your manuscript is complete. You did your homework and found a great editor. You sent your manuscript off and they told you that you would get your edits back in a month. What now? Waiting is not funny. That editor may be the first person...

10 Monsters Feared by Book Editors – Part 2

If the last five monsters didn’t leave you shivering, these will. The Zombie The zombie is hardly alive and really doesn’t want to do too much of the work. In fact, they may not do anything! The zombie takes a long time to accept changes and doesn’t...

10 Monsters Feared by Book Editors – Part 1

It isn’t Hallowe’en yet but the monsters are coming out of the closet, out to haunt the desks of the book editors and mess with their minds. Most editors will tell you that they don’t often see one of these ghouls but, when they do,...

5 Commandments to Abide By – Becoming Published

Writing is an art, a passionate art, a real expression of your creative side, of your personality. What you write is a load of words on a page and every person who reads them will interpret them slightly differently. Writing is the easy bit; it’s...

Get Your Short Story Published – Write a Great Opener

Any kind of writing needs a good opening line but, with a short story, it's even more important – you don’t have much space in which to make an impression on an editor; that first line may be all you have. Imagine that you are...