Articles & Announcements

Every month, we send a newsletter to our community featuring upcoming events as well as an article by one of our knowledgeable team members. This page chronicles the articles, but be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get them in your inbox and to be updated about events.

Join Us for Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write

Each Thursday evening between 6:00 and 6:30 Pacific, connect with us online to chat about writing. Then we’ll log off for an hour of writing time. People can continue the conversation by posting their word counts and other writing accomplishments on our Facebook...

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Typing Away Tension and Turmoil

Guest Post by Lauryne Wright, Author of the Other Worldly Series Do you ever become overwhelmed? By life, by news of the day, by that next scene you’re fixing to draft but fretting over? That’s how I feel as I plot book five of my Other Worldly series. Like the last...

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Write Book (Check). Now What?

Things have been hopping around here, and­ one of our exciting developments is that our founder and executive editor, Ali Shaw, has a book coming out! Write Book (Check). Now What? is a short guide to the publishing basics that new authors need to know. When you’ve...

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“But Will It Sell One More Book?”

by Jenny Kimura, Collaborative Designer Recently, one of my colleagues shared this piece of advice they’d gotten from a former boss when discussing when one should stop making corrections and let a creative piece of work out into the world. Many, many people who are...

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How to Launch a Debut Book During a Global Pandemic

by Cooper Lee Bombardier, Collaborative Editor My debut book was set to launch in May 2020. If you know anything about traditional publishing, then you know that this date was set nearly two years prior. No one could have anticipated a global pandemic and its rippling...

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