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How to Increase the ROI of Your BookBub Ads (+ a BookBub Fast Pass)

Please welcome Diana Urban to Writer Unboxed today! Diana is the Industry Marketing Manager at BookBub, and was previously the Head of Conversion Marketing at HubSpot. She’s an expert in inbound marketing, content marketing, and lead generation. Diana also recently found the perfect agent for her YA thrillers, Jim McCarthy. We’re thrilled to …

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Writer Unboxed is 12 Today! (Plus: a Present!)

Former WU contributor (and current children’s book author/illustrator sensation) Debbie Ohi created this comic for Writer Unboxed on our tenth anniversary. That, in truth, seems long ago, as much has changed in our world since January, 2016. Despite all of that–the churn of time and all its chaos–we have persevered, …

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» The Man With Gray Hair by Mark Stewart Cassidy Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

The first day I saw him, others were ignoring him and, perhaps, the rest of the world meant little to him at this point. Certainly this part of the world, a bus stop near a doughnut-and-coffee place, its walls sticky red in the sun, with its pool tables and Pacheco. …

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After the Fire and Fury

Image – iStockphoto: Nateemee ‘Data Overwhelms, It Overflows’ The writing community, as a whole, can get tired of something. Just like a person, the whole crowd, from their outlawed prologues to their too-late afterwords, can talk itself into one planetary yawn. And this is the case with platform. Years ago, platform …

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» Scraping Craters by Nancy Callahan Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

No matter how many times the hygienist interrupts her Rod and Gun Club wedding reception story to adjust the chair lamp, it keeps tilting back and blinding me. The torn utensil package lies caul-like, contorted on the metal tray. The white walls are saturated with the charred smell of old …

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All the King’s Editors — Dave King

   Welcome back to All the King’s Editors, our regular feature — more or less twice a month — in which one of Writer Unboxed’s stable of editors line-edits a few pages that one of you has submitted.  This gives you a chance to see editing advice applied in its …

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» Not Waving Goodbye, Saying Hello by Martin Bell Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

They found the baby in the alleyway, next to the back door of Charlie’s. Everyone knows that the only time that door’s opened is when there’s a raid, or a fight, or both. So when the nurse – oh God, she had such tired eyes – so when she spoke …

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Erika Liodice and Rookie of the Year

You may know today’s guest as our resident indie author who pens the bimonthly “Indie Way” column here at Writer Unboxed. Today, Erika Liodice joins us to launch Rookie of the Year, the first book in her new High Flyers chapter book series for children ages seven to ten. Three …

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» Home by Amy Rogers Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

The merciless Florida sun an angry orange disc overhead, the heat shimmers in waves from the dull gray roof of the old Airstream, pitted and scarred like the curving back of a dinosaur. The dented front door gapes open drunkenly from one rusty hinge, but I cannot see into the …

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