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Writers on Show: Publicity and the Introvert

Hands up, authors who enjoy the publicity and marketing effort that attends the release of a new book. I’m talking about everything from public appearances, less common in this digital age, to heightened visibility on social media, to interviews on radio, podcast, by phone or email. There are guest blogs, …

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How to Give Useful Criticism

The great thing about Writer Unboxed is the sense of community it gives to writers. There’s the twitter account to follow, the Facebook group to connect with others, and, of course, the unconference where you can really engage in all things writery. All of this is so important in the …

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Why Do People Love These 5-Star Croissants So Much?

Let’s talk croissants. The best ones are are crisp on the outside, pull-apart tender on the inside. They are never gummy. When you bite one, shards of buttery dough break off (and your job is to make sure none go uneaten). It can be hard to locate your dream croissant …

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Writing Graphic Novels for Kids

I’ve always loved graphic novels and comic books—the whole art/literary form that in my native language, French, we call BD, short for Bandes Dessinées, or ‘drawn strips/illustrated panels’. In France, BD is an eminently mainstream genre that has been popular with readers since early in the 20th century, and which …

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