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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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This week in books 4/30/17
I've been traveling. Follow me on Instagram!  @nathanbransford This week! In books! Just a few days delayed. This is probably worth a full post unto itself, but there have been some very good articles on what has happened to Google Books, the incredibly amb...

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Which topics/features would you like to see on the blog?
In case you noticed, things have picked up around here, and I'm aiming for that to continue. I'm planning to devote much more time and energy toward making this into the best possible community for writers on the Internet . Lofty goals! In order to do that,...

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What's the most prescient book you'e ever read?
Given our political climate, there have been all sorts of reevaluations of classic political dystopias , from It Can't Happen Here to 1984  to The Plot Against America .  It got me thinking. What's the most prescient book you've ever read? Which book was ah...

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Query Critique Tuesday: Character, crispness, clarity
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 on ...

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Interview: Brendan Reichs on hitting the NY Times bestseller list and yelling "OBJECTION YOUR HONOR" in courtrooms
Giveaway alert!! Read on to find out how to enter. Brendan Reichs and I became acquainted on ComicCon panels and at various writing conferences and he is a rather nice and gregarious individual, so I was extremely psyched to see him hit OH HEY THE NY TIMES ...

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This week in books 4/21/17
I grew up in these fields. Follow me on Instagram:  @nathanbransford Hello! How are you doing on this lovely Friday? Did I mention the discussion Forums are freshly redesigned and awaiting your visit ? Well, just in case you need further enticement, please ...

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How to determine your price point when self-publishing
One of the great things about self-publishing is that you have control over your price point. Want to experiment? Want to drop the price for a promo? The self-publishing world is your oyster! And, like, the price is the pearl! Do you want to see how far I c...

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Who is the greatest hero in fiction?
Harry Potter. Alice. James Bond. Frodo Baggins. There are so many great heroes in literature, fictional characters who inspire us, beguile us, and make us wonder how we'd fare in a fictional realm where everything hinges on our character and courage. Who's ...

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Page Critique Tuesday: Anchor the reader
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 page critique ...

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6 writing tips from Hamilton
Hey so I'm not sure if you've heard, but there's the musical called Hamilton and it's pretty good. I finally had the chance to see this rather incredible blockbuster show a few months back, and it's one of those rare pieces of art that manages to live up to...
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