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Nathan Bransford
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    Senior Director of Product Development, 2013 - 2015
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    Social Media Manager, 2010 - 2013
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Author of 'How to Write a Novel' and the 'Jacob Wonderbar' series
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The best way to thank a writer: write a review
Read a book you love and want to let the author know how much you enjoyed their work? Do it publicly. Write a review. It's hard out there for a writer. There is a vast ocean of books, and making yours stand out is a daunting challenge. So when writers hear ...
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What's in a finished novel should represent a mere fraction of your ideas
You've probably heard the old writing adage " kill your darlings ." What this means, essentially, is that you shouldn't be so attached to something in your novel, whether it's a passage of beautiful prose or a whole plotline, that you wouldn't kill it if it...
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How do you plan to publish your work in progress?
Is self-publishing on the ascent? Do people still want the imprimatur of a publisher? Let's find out. This is the third annual poll. How do you plan to publish your work in progress? Are you a die-hard traditional or self-publisher? Will you consider one or...
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The last few months in books 4/19/15
Photo by me. I'm on Instagram here . Remind me not to announce job changes on April Fool's Day. But to circle back, yes, it's real that I'm now working for a hedge fund. I know! I'm hoping that blogging will pick up as I get used to my routine, but my new j...
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Nathan, thank you for sharing with our group!
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Loner in the Garret: A Guest Post from Jennifer R. Hubbard
Nathan here! Jennifer Hubbard is a former client of mine, and someone who has written some of my favorite books of all time. I invited her to guest post about her new nonfiction book for writers, Loner in the Garret . Enjoy! Publishing in the internet era h...
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What was your favorite experience meeting a writer?
I've been wildly fortunate over the years to have met some of my very favorite authors and have befriended many others. Working in publishing and then going to conferences as a writer is often an exercise in "OMG OMG play it cool, play it cool" when your in...
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How will you publish your work in progress? The results!
With the obvious caveats that this isn't scientific, different audiences, etc., here are the results! How are we planning to publish our work in progress? Let's find out. After very similar results in 2013 ... And last year ... We have a bit of a change thi...
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The Jacob Wonderbar books are on sale for $2.99 each for a limited time!
My out-of-this world space adventure series now has an out-of-this world price! Ha. Ha ha. Someone please write my marketing copy. Anyway, I'm extremely pleased to announce that for a limited time you can purchase the e-book editions of Jacob Wonderbar and ...
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How to flesh out a character
Great characters leap off the page and take up residence in our brains. Every quirk, every bit of dialogue, every small detail just reinforces their realness. But anyone who has written a novel knows that creating characters like that is really, really hard...
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Nathan, your information is very useful for those that would like to learn to rules of writing a novel or just organization of their thoughts on paper. Thank you for your posting!
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Sometimes the most difficult part of writing is getting motivated to start. Here's a new writer's companion from the wildly talented Jennifer Hubbard:
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I finally met myself and found me foolish. I'm still doing penance.
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"Your inner perfectionist might just be your worst enemy."
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Will you ever buy mostly e-books? The results! | Nathan Bransford, Author
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Amazon vs. Hachette: It's over | Nathan Bransford, Author
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Page Critique: Let actions speak for themselves | Nathan Bransford, Author
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