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5 Tips for InPrint 2015
The InPrint Festival of First Books starts tomorrow, and I'm excited.  I wrote this post a day or two after InPrint 2014 and have been saving it for a year.   I hope my advice proves useful to attendees.  Learn you a Books Read the InPrint books, or if you ...

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Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria - Review
Love Letters to the Dead is a book in which a high school
freshman who has just lost someone they care about relates the year through a
series of letters to someone.  Over the
year, they deal with substance abuse, a queer friend’s difficult love life,

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5 Things GenCon taught me about Writing
A friend of mine was kind enough to give me her ticket to GenCon Indy 2014 , "the best four days in gaming," which I'd say earns it.  While I was there, I was reminded of what should be obvious, that these Sourcebooks have a unique publishing industry all t...

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The Black Dragon of England and the Red Dragon of Scandinavia
#GrittyRealism I've seen posts arguing that because Westeros isn't real, there's no need for it to conform to historical arrangements of race (or gender, sex, etc.), that because it's a fantasy there's no reason it couldn't have " Women and PoC equal to whi...

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Salsa Nocturna by Daniel José Older - Review
I think it’s fair to say that Daniel José Older was the Protagonist of Midwest Writers Workshop 2014. A lot 1  of people responded positively to his presentations on the issues of Writing About the Other , especially in terms of his genre, Urban Fantasy.  ...
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