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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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    Literary Agent, 2002 - 2010
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Author of 'How to Write a Novel' and the 'Jacob Wonderbar' series
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How to find and work with a freelance editor
Nathan here! My good friend Christine Pride is a talented freelance editor who has worked for Random House and Hyperion and edited eight NY Times bestselling books. Oh, and I also hired her to edit my guide to writing a novel . Christine has a wealth of exp...
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Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe resembles... the 2016 American Presidential Election
When I wrote Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe in 2009-2010, I definitely tried to weave in some political satire that would resonate with kids who have to listen when their parents watch the news, and who have probably experienced a school elec...
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Do you have a writing New Year's resolution?
It is 2016! Still no flying cars or hoverboards ( no, it's not ), but um, at least Crystal Pepsi is coming back ? Bueller? Anyway, as we move ever more squarely into the twenty-first century, it is that time of year where we make resolutions for how we will...
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+Nathan Bransford Yes, several, but I don't call them resolutions. One is to finally have a certain person, who shall remain nameless, on Back Porch Writer. ;o)
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Will you ever buy mostly e-books? The results!
Has there been a disturbance in the Force? It's not just The Force Awakens,  but for the second consecutive year, e-books have reversed their gains in my poll that asks whether you think you'll ever buy mostly ebooks. The results! Here are the people who sa...
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Need an editor? Check out New York Book Editors
True story. This past fall I took a product management class , and for my class project I tackled a question I found fascinating: What would a good editing service look like? I did a ton of author interviews and focused on the challenges writers face when l...
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Need a great fall read? Check these out
One of the most rewarding experiences being connected to the writing world is seeing people you think are amazing and talented blow up and become wild successes. This year was an incredibly fruitful time for some of the writers I'm fondest of as both writer...
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How not to write a novel
Nathan here. I first met my friend Julia Forster a decade ago when we were assistants to two US and UK agents who worked closely together. She's now an accomplished author, and her novel What a Way to Go  was published on Thursday by Atlantic Books in the U...
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What are your favorite still-active blogs?
I've mentioned previously that the blogosphere is feeling a little quieter lately, but maybe I'm just not looking in the right places. What are some of your favorite still-active writing and publishing blogs? Who's out there still innovating and keeping the...
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7th Annual Heifer International Fundraiser!
It's that time of year! This is the seventh year in a row for this Heifer fundraiser, and it's one of my favorite holiday traditions. Here's how this works. All you have to do is: 1) Leave a comment on this post AND/OR 2) Tweet a link to this post and inclu...
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Will you ever buy mostly ebooks? (9th Annual Poll)
Here we are again. I've been asking this question once a year since 2007, when the Kindle was an inelegant piece of plastic and the iPad was a glimmer in Steve Jobs' eye. Will you ever buy mostly e-books? Do you already? Poll below. Caveats to preempt comme...
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The past few weeks in books 12/14/15
Akihabara. Photo by me. I'm on Instagram here . Hello! It's been a little while. I've been traveling (see above) and working a lot for my day job, but I haven't forgotten about you. How could I, you're marvelous! Here are some links I've noticed in the past...
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Your NaNoWriMo Tuneup
The leaves are changing in the northeast and there's a chill in the air. It can only mean one thing: You are about to devote yourself to the greatest writing fest ever scheduled during a month when you are also supposed to spend time with loved ones and eat...
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4 ways to avoid screenplayizing your novel | Nathan Bransford, Author
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Which book have you read the most times? | Nathan Bransford, Author
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Would you take money or an award? | Nathan Bransford, Author
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The importance of change in a setting | Nathan Bransford, Author
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Why we write (in GIF form) | Nathan Bransford, Author
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When the Internet attacks | Nathan Bransford, Author
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Can we talk about "Serial?" | Nathan Bransford, Author
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Amazon vs. Hachette: It's over | Nathan Bransford, Author
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Everything you need for NaNoWriMo | Nathan Bransford, Author
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In which I took an unplanned but happy break from writing | Nathan Brans...
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Page Critique: Let actions speak for themselves | Nathan Bransford, Author
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How do you name your characters? | Nathan Bransford, Author
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