How to Survive the Slush Pile   I know a lot of you are feeling down in the dumps. We’re slush pile warriors, the ones who go into battle armed with a pen and a dream, and leave with the pen out of ink and the dream broken. Here are ten ways to feel better…

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Imagination is one of those concepts that authors and artists and musicians and all other creative peoples have sought out since the beginning of time. There were the people who dared imagine the pyramids, the Muses in Greco-Roman times, and the tech founding fathers of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Zuckerberg and the like. Imagination cannot…

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Most authors have a favorite genre. Notice I don’t say they only have ONE genre because no author really pigeonholes themselves into one genre. High fantasy of Tolkien also includes tragic elements and romance. Stephen King writes in horror, thriller, and drama. JK Rowling writes fantasy mixed with elements of romance, drama, tragedy, and urban…

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Girls read about girl characters and feel like they can one day grow up and do whatever the heck they want to in their lives. They can follow their dreams, fight back against injustice, and love whoever they choose to. With all that power at their fingertips, here are a few reasons why ALL women…

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The power to play literary god at your fingertips. Who wouldn’t manage to get a power rush from that? Here are ten reasons why writers are like your favorite cape-crusading, sidekick-bailing, villain-jailing superheroes. Writers can play god and kill/create characters at a whim Writers who go undercover and report on bad conditions can do a…

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