Why authors shouldn’t respond to negative reviews
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Why authors shouldn’t respond to negative reviews

All published authors get negative reviews. Even if you’re unpublished, you’ve probably been exposed to critical feedback in some way: notes from beta readers, rejections from agents or publishers, suggestions from freelance editors. There’s a lot of discussion around whether authors should respond to negative…

Goals, stakes, and urgency: The screenwriting method that works for novels
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Goals, stakes, and urgency: The screenwriting method that works for novels

The GSU (goals, stakes, and urgency) method was mentioned in an article on ScriptShadow by Carson Reeves as a method of developing a screenplay – but it works great for novels, too! Screenplay methods can often be applied to novel-writing. Jessica Brody adapted Save the…

The waiting game: How to survive querying or submission
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The waiting game: How to survive querying or submission

Querying agents and being on submission to publishers are two of the most stressful things a writer can do – so how do you survive this waiting game? Well, it isn’t easy. Querying and submission are akin to the circles of hell for writers, because…

Self-publishing and traditional publishing: The pros and cons, and how to choose
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Self-publishing and traditional publishing: The pros and cons, and how to choose

Many writers aren’t yet sure which publication path they should take: self-publishing or traditional publishing. Or they may want to go down one route, but are open to the idea of another. There’s a lot to think about when choosing your method of publishing, and…