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Last December, my Christmas present to myself came early, when I sent an invoice on December 18 that put my billing over $100,000 for the ..read more

  Want to DIY your MFA? We’re partnering with Gabriela Pereira of DIY MFA to bring you a free webinar on Thursday, February 27 at 1 p ..read more

There’s a lot of things that agents do: sell books, edit, negotiate, offer advice and consultation. However, there are a lot of things ..read more
“The article should be 800 words…maximum.” I can’t count the number of times an editor has assigned me a word count for a piece. ..read more

How many times each day do you check your email? Five? 10? More than that? If you’re tuned in to your inbox all the time, you know how ..read more
Ah, the em dash — that multifaceted, all-purpose punctuation mark that can act as a parenthesis, comma, colon, semicolon or even ..read more

Your dog is the smartest and cat is the cuddliest. Surely, you have a tale or two about the time Charlie ate the couch cushions, or Daisy ..read more

Despite the tired narrative that writers resent their editors, who slash through their hard-won lines with a flick of the red pen, many of ..read more
The summer after I graduated from college, I worked as a waitress at a restaurant in my hometown. I needed a way to make a few bucks while ..read more

As an editor, one of the first pieces of feedback I give to writers is to vary word choice and sentence structure. But there’s one place ..read more

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