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How Long Could You Last in an Internet Shutdown?

How Long Could You Last in an Internet Shutdown?

Kashmir remains in an internet shutdown six months after the most populous democracy in the world sent the disputed region into an economic tailspin.

Why Great Writers Steal (and how you can too)

Why Great Writers Steal (and how you can too)

Good writers copy. Great writers steal. Hopefully you get the point. The best writers take the best aspects of writing from others and own them. Here’s how!

Penguin Random House Pulls Out of Subscription Services

Penguin Random House Pulls Out of Subscription Services

A new crack appears in buffet-style subscription reading services. Penguin Random House’s recent move begs the question, “Why now?”

The Math of Making a Living as a Writer

The Math of Making a Living as a Writer

As much as we might not like it, there is a time for writers to crunch the numbers. But don’t worry, the math on making a living as a writer is simple.

Quick and Dirty Guide to Formatting, Copyright Pages

Quick and Dirty Guide to Formatting, Copyright Pages

What says fun more than copyright!? Am I right? Of course I’m not. Bleck. Nothing is much more banal than messing around with a copyright page. But it’s a vital little bit of banality, so let’s get on with it! As I mentioned earlier in this formatting course, there is nothing that says your copyright…

How to Future Proof Your Author Career on Today’s Publishing High Seas

How to Future Proof Your Author Career on Today’s Publishing High Seas

How can you think past today’s self-publishing tactics in order to make sure you future proof your author career against the next decade’s worth of changes?

10 Tips to Becoming a Much Better Writer (Part 2 of 2)

10 Tips to Becoming a Much Better Writer (Part 2 of 2)

You shouldn’t read tips 6-10 without first reading 1-5, which you can find right here. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Are you back? Great. Enjoy Part 2. 6. Understand the 10,000 Hour Rule We bought a Nintendo Wii for Christmas last year. One of the included games was Wii Sports: Resort. Other than the sword fighting…

Quick and Dirty Paperback Formatting, Front Matter

Quick and Dirty Paperback Formatting, Front Matter

If you’re snooty about front matter, this isn’t the guide for you. If you want to write more and format front matter less, read on.

Be Careful Not to Resent the “Binge Culture” Reader

Be Careful Not to Resent the “Binge Culture” Reader

Binge Culture is here to stay. Don’t fight the reader. Instead fight the information brokers who are commodifying story to leverage subscription revenue.

10 Tips to Becoming a Much Better Writer (Part 1 of 2)

10 Tips to Becoming a Much Better Writer (Part 1 of 2)

There are so many things to consider when becoming a better writer. Here are ten quick tips you can take away and put into practice immediately.