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Nathan Bransford
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  • Freelancers Union
    Senior Director of Product Development, 2013 - 2015
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    Social Media Manager, 2010 - 2013
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    Literary Agent, 2002 - 2010
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Author of 'How to Write a Novel' and the 'Jacob Wonderbar' series
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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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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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Five things Melissa Grey learned while writing The Girl at Midnight
Nathan here! My friend Melissa Grey's new novel The Girl at Midnight will be published on April 28th, and it's already received starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist. I invited her to write a guest post on her experiences writing her debut novel. Enjoy! ...
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Don't write your novel like it's a screenplay!
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Which book have you re-read the most?
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Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars, every summer since I was twelve or so.
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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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Job change!
Big change! Today is my last day at Freelancers Union , on Monday I'm entering the world of finance and will be working for the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates . Having worked now in publishing, tech, the nonprofit sector, and soon in finance, I'm leaving...
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4 ways to avoid screenplayizing your novel
One of my favorite jokes on The Office  is when Dwight Schrute boasts, "I know everything about film. I've seen over 240 of them." It's funny because it sounds reasonable at first, but then you realize that's seriously nothing -- when you think about how ma...
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Which book have you read the most times?
We all have a book we return to again and again. Some people re-read A Christmas Carol  every December, some have tattered, falling-apart copies of Harry Potter . I've read Moby-Dick , The Great Gatsby , Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy   and The Elfstones ...
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