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.

4 Tips for Successful Author Entrepreneurship

By Ali Shaw, Executive Editor I often talk with aspiring authors whose main vision is to get the book out. And with the magic of seeing their name on the cover and holding that long-awaited volume in their hands, who can blame them? And, I add, don’t you as an author...

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How to Write Engaging Characters

by Melissa Eskue Ousley, Collaborative Editor One of my favorite books about writing is On Writing by Stephen King. It’s an excellent how-to manual to hone your writing skills and create memorable characters. He once said that “books are uniquely portable magic,” and...

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Writing a Gripping Utopia

by Arwen Spicer, Author and Guest Contributor In today’s increasingly dystopian reality, readers are hungry for hope, so it’s not surprising utopian fiction is making a comeback. But just what makes a good utopian story, a delight the reader will still think about...

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 21 Ways to Practice Literary Citizenship 

Guest Post by Author Melissa Hart  I recently had the opportunity to have author Melissa Hart as a guest speaker in my Entrepreneurship in Publishing class in PSU. She has some incredible advice for practicing literary citizenship—things anyone can do, whether they're...

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