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Nathan Bransford
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Author of 'How to Write a Novel' and the 'Jacob Wonderbar' series
Author of 'How to Write a Novel' and the 'Jacob Wonderbar' series

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Interview: Author and editor Rakesh Satyal on writing, the book business, and the importance of diversity
I've known Rakesh Satyal for most of my adult life, ever since we were young publishing pups coming up at Curtis Brown Ltd. and Random House, respectively. Rakesh has gone on to have a super interesting career. After moving over to a successful editing stin...

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Which program do you use to write?
A few months back, Gizmodo published an article asking why people are still using Microsoft Word . There are tons of word processing programs out there now, everything from bare bones to feature rich. So what program do you use to write, and why? Microsoft ...

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Query critique Tuesday: Just tell the story
If you would like to nominate your query for a future Query Critique, please enter it in  this thread  in the Forums! Also, if you'd like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on  this area ! I'll post the pages and queries a few days before a critique ...

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How will you publish your work in progress? The results!
So. How are people planning to publish their work in progress? How does that compare to years past? Let's get to it! Our starting place was 2013, where the percentage going traditional-only was 22% and self-publishing die-hards were 10%. That largely held i...

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This week in books 5/20/17
This week! First up, apologies to email subscribers, who have received the 100 Books Challenge like 17 times now. I've been having trouble with my MailChimp RSS feed, which keeps bumping it up as I update the post with new participants. Sorry! In the meanti...

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Interview: Agent Sarah LaPolla on how authors can stand out, negotiating offers, and the state of publishing
Sarah LaPolla is an agent at Bradford Literary Agency, where she represents a mix of middle grade, young adult, and adult books, with a focus on literary fiction, science fiction, magical realism, dark/psychological mystery, literary horror, and upmarket co...

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How do you plan to publish your work in progress?
Is self-publishing still on the rise? Do publishers still have their cachet? This is a question I've asked a few times over the years: How do you plan to publish your work in progress? Are you a die-hard traditional or self-publisher? Will you consider one ...

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Page Critique Tuesday: Write for people on Earth, not for people in your novel's world
If you would like to nominate your page for a future Page Critique, please enter it in  this thread  in the Forums! Also, if you'd like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on  this area ! I'll post the pages and queries a few days before a critique so...

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Looking for a few people to help me update my site
It's hard to believe, but it's been over seven years since my last redesign , and a lot's happened since then! I need... Branding. A new logo, etc. Help with a transition from Blogger to WordPress (it's time). Freelance photographer in the NYC area Barter p...

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This week in books 5/11/17
This week! Books! We have some mighty fine links for you, let's get started. Your latest publishers vs. Amazon dustup is brought to you by the buy button, which Amazon has opened up to third party sellers. Agent Rachelle Gardner has a good overview of what'...
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