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The DOJ Settlement and Why We Should Care

Listen, what I’m attempting here is to provide a brief, boiled-down explanation of the more notable points regarding the potential impact of the recent DOJ proposed settlement.  This post is not in itself intended as a comprehensive explanation, but merely to provide a starting place for authors and writers as to how this settlement can affect them.  For further elaboration, I encourage you to click on the provided links throughout the post. The facts in […]

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WWMCD: Creating Depth and Motivation in Your Characters

I’ve always admired those people who know what their main character eats for breakfast. I don’t. I’ve never had the stamina to fill out long questionnaires aimed at getting to know your main character better. For some people, it’s that kind of intimacy that brings their characters to life. For others, it takes out the mystery. No matter what your approach, you need to know what drives your main character, and enough about him or her […]

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The Importance of “Letting It Go”

One piece of advice we’re all bound to get at some point or another in goes something like this: Let it go. Sh** happens. Typically this line is followed by a sympathetic shoulder pat or a helpless shrug (as if to say, “Sorry, dude, but there’s nothing I can do.”). For a lot of us, “letting it go” is on the verge of impossible, and I think that writers (and publishing professionals in general) tend to be in […]

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Finding Time to Write: Making Hard Choices

Today I want to talk about writing, and what it takes to get it done. I have a very full time job, an awesome husband, a (sporadically) active social life, and I’m up to date on How I Met Your Mother. I’m teaching myself French in my spare time, I get to gym, I blog and believe it or not, my house is mostly clean. And here’s the thing: it’s hard. If you’re waiting to […]

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Scoring that Summer Internship

Well, January’s nearly over, and you know what that means: time to start thinking about those summer internships. At LTWF, I was first introduced as the intern of the group, and two years later I can safely say that interning was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. If you have the time and the means to do it, do. But there’s a lot to consider when looking for that perfect internship, be it […]

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