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When Is It Smart to Submit Your Work to a University Press? (You’d Be Surprised!) | Jane Friedman

When a Vermont author’s book was accepted by a New Mexico university press, she decided to ask its editors about the acquisitions process.

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5 Ways to Use Community Marketing for Your Book | Jane Friedman

It’s possible to create connections with readers by utilizing some fun and interesting ways for them to interact with your book.

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Why Plots Fail | Jane Friedman

An elaborately structured plot, without clearly-defined character goals and motivations, is like mapping a trip and calling it a vacation.

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To Nail Your Book Proposal: Think in Synergies, Not Sections | Jane Friedman

A successful nonfiction book proposal addresses market demand and cements the writer’s authority throughout the entire document.

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Why the DOJ v PRH Antitrust Trial Doesn’t Change the Game for Authors, Regardless of Outcome | Jane Friedman

The big dogs remain the big dogs. Mega advances will still be paid, and it will remain challenging to make a living for the average author.

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Transforming Coal Into Diamonds: Telling Painful True Stories Through Fiction | Jane Friedman

Shifting from memoir to fiction allows painful memories to be expressed, while sharing the hard-won wisdom we’ve gained through experience.

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3 Ways That Writerly Grit Leads to Publishing Success | Jane Friedman

It takes grit to seek and implement qualified feedback, and to keep finding ways to improve a manuscript even after you’ve given it your all.

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The Art and Purpose of Subtext | Jane Friedman

Subtext, the real conversation hidden by surface talk, can deepen the story with unpredictable outcomes and emotion.

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Business and Creativity Go Hand in Hand: Q&A with Kern Carter | Jane Friedman

The Toronto-based novelist discusses his journey from self- to traditional publishing, marketing, the art and business of writing, and more.

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How to Get Published in Modern Love, McSweeney’s or Anywhere Else You Want | Jane Friedman

If you’d like to see your work in national publications—and get paid—tailor your essay to smoothly fit their voice and mission.