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Here you’ll find quick tips, advice, and informative articles from authors new and old. And if you like what you see, there’s likely a book where that came from.

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There's No Plan B For Your A Game
Bo Eason

Are you bringing your A-Game? Bo Eason, the author of There's No Plan B for Your A-Game, offers five key tips to help you develop the character, integrity, and commitment it takes to be successful.

lost words
Joe Gillard, Writing For,

Joe Gillard, author of "The Little Book of Lost Words," discusses the unique origin of the word "maverick."

gods with a little g
Tupelo Hassman, Writing For,

Tupelo Hassman, author of "gods with a little g," discusses her dislike of the words "villain" and "amazing," how thinking about sound shapes her characters, and what a "chingy" is.

Gut Check
Eric Kester, Writing For,

Eric Kester, author of "Gut Check," talks about teenage slang, "further" versus "farther," and how he uses grammar to shape his characters' voices. 

The Bells of Old Tokyo
Anna Sherman

When Anna Sherman, author of The Bells of Old Tokyowalked into a curio shop below her apartment, she had no idea the course of her life would be changed by the woman inside.

Archaeology From Space
Sarah Parcak

National Geographic Explorer and TED Prize-winner Dr. Sarah Parcak discusses the complex study of space archaeology, exploring how the field helps shape the past and future.

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