What’s on My Bookshelf? | Book Recommendations

I recently was shuffling around my bookshelf, updating the books based on my current reading interests. I thought it may be interesting to share, perhaps recommend, and pass along these books!

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Art and Literature vs. Propaganda

I’ve been revisiting an idea that has become somewhat foundational to how I write: art vs. propaganda. It’s a distinction not made enough I think, and it’s one of those distinctions that can be fairly helpful. You may now be asking, What’s the difference between art and propaganda? Does it even matter?

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Editing My Manuscript – Revision Update 1

One project I’ve been attempting to bring to the front burner—giving it much-needed priority—is my manuscript. After finishing drafting it, I’ve moved into the editing stage, bringing on a whole new scope of writing challenges.

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How to Submit Your Writing

Trying to navigate submitting your writing can be wildly overwhelming. What should your cover letter look like? How should you format your writing? What technicalities are you overlooking? What if you don’t get a reply from the journal? How do you even track all the submissions?

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Where Should You Submit Your Writing? (Ultimate Guide part 2)

Last week, I talked about everything you need to know before submitting your writing and where to find some publications. If you missed that post, you can find it here. This week, I’ll talk about how to narrow down your list of publications so you can pick the ones that are best for you and your writing.

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The Ultimate Guide To Getting Your Short Stories and Poems Published (part 1)

Want to be published? Ready to submit your writing? This is my ultimate guide to submitting your short stories, short creative non-fiction, and poems. I’ll be breaking everything down into easy-to-follow steps. I’ll be talking about all the nitty-gritty details so you can understand each step of the process and find a home for your writing.

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Why I Re-read and Why You Should Too

I had a friend tell me once that she reread books—or at least was willing to reread a book so we could read through it together. The idea completely surprised me. Why would I read a book I’d already read? It made no sense.

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Writing Motivation: It’s Time To Find Your Writing Zone

Writing is hard. That’s no secret. It’s a mad scramble to find motivation and inspiration to finish (or start) that creative writing project. It’s time to take a look at your writing strategies, habits, and environment and evaluate what gets you typing and what stops your story in its tracks. What will really get you to write? Time to find out.   

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