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In 2017, Nicole Sealey decided to read one poetry collection a day during the month of August. She had just been appointed as the Executive Director at Cave Canem Foundation (an organization that supports and promotes Black poets and poetry) and had also recently released her debut collection, Ordinary Beast, SheMore

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Amazon’s share of the book market is forecast to keep on growing. But Amazon is already so big, you say. How is this possible? First, it helps to understand just how big Amazon is. When we talk about Amazon’s size in relation to its share of the book market it’sMore

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New England writer, Ayden LeRoux, has a double-take inducing analysis of the acknowledgements section that so many authors add to their books. We say ‘section’ because in some books, the thank yous stretch out for several pages. It’s not enough to call it an ‘acknowledgements page.’ No one we haveMore

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More and more writers have started to build careers through self-publishing, without ever meeting an agent. And some have started asking, “Why on earth does one need an agent? Are they worth the 10% of your revenue that they take?” In an article in The Guardian recently, British novelist, documentaryMore

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Bridget McNulty gives the starting of Alice Monro’s story , Train, as an example of a great opening line for a short story; “This is a slow train anyway, and it has slowed some more for the curve.” She says an intriguing opening sentence that leaves questions is a winner.More

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In the May/June 2021 issue of Writer’s Digest, Don Vaughan writes about how invaluable mentorship can be to writers, whether they are newbies or experienced. He gives several examples of famous authors and their mentors, including Ray Bradbury, who had several mentors. “Many authors influenced Bradbury as he honed hisMore