by Carly Hayward

The sensitivity reader is a (somewhat) newcomer in the publishing industry. They are the person you call when you need to step outside of your comfort zone in your manuscript and you want to ensure characters are authentic and well-rounded.

Fiction writers are often encouraged...

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by Carly Hayward

Taking a break is one of the most important steps when it comes to writing a book. It can be a struggle to step away from your book after the first, second, or even third draft, but it is imperative that you do. As hard as it can be to step away, the benefits are completely worth...

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by Laura Dennison

At long last, you’ve done it. You’ve written your novel. You’ve slugged your way though some 80,000 words and consumed approximately 80,000 cups of coffee in the process. When you’re stuck in a traffic jam on the way home from work, you have conversations with your charac...

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