Alyssa Standridge

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Ten Things That Make an Editor Stop Reading Your Manuscript

Why You Should Act As Your Own Author-Publisher (At Least Once)

If you are a writer:<p>Consider self-publishing.<p>Not everything.<p>But at least <i>one thing</i>.<p>A short story. A novella. A novel that’s too weird and too risky to …

Seven Tips From William Faulkner on How to Write Fiction

"The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory," said the Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner in his 1958 <i>Paris Review</i> interview. "Teach …

Literature

Professional Writing: Writing Quick Bios

These days, promotion is essential for all forms of professional writing. Whether you’re looking for writing jobs, or are busily writing Kindle …

The best literary hashtags on Twitter

From #readwomen2014 to #WeNeedDiverseBooks, hashtags are helping to build community in the literary world<p>There are plenty of stupid hashtags in the Twittersphere that pop up for a day or so and fade away. But there are also some that, for good reason, hang around for awhile. And some of the most …

The Aspiring Writer’s Dictionary

The complexities of the publishing industry can confuse new and aspiring writers. Inspired by Ambrose Bierce’s <i>The Devil’s Dictionary</i>, I present this …

Earn Money Online: 92 Websites That Pay Writers $50+

Tired of writing for pennies (or peanuts or whichever cliche for crappy pay you prefer) and ready to earn money online for real?<p>We’re tired of it, …