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Do I Need a Platform and If So, How High?

In 2010, when I first dipped my toe into the publishing world, the biggest mystery to me was—besides figuring out the difference between a query and a synopsis—this thing called a “platform.” At the time, I was writing about killer mermaids. I didn’t know how I was going to go …

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A Brief Guide to Grants for Writers (Part I)

For aspiring fiction writers, the typical model of professional practice is to write the whole thing then shop it around, whether to agents, publishers, or directly to readers through self-publishing and self-promotion. Payment (if any) happens long after the work is done. This means not only that income is almost …

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