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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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Julia Armfield, Writing For,

Julia Armfield, author of "salt slow," discusses earworm-words, how dialogue affects a character's voice, and her favorite Lemony Snicket quote. 

Goldie Goldbloom, Writing For,

Goldie Goldbloom, author of "On Division," discusses the word she made up for pre-rain clouds, using desserts to teach "than vs. then," and writing for characters who think in a foreign language.

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.

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Joe Gillard, Writing For,

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

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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. 

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