Thank you again to everyone who entered our latest contest with Natalie Lakosil of the Bradford Literary Agency! Winners and prizes will be announced later in February!
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Just for fun: A classic psychology illusion provides you with a quick creativity test!
Our own Stina Lindenblatt asks if you've checked out writing books for screenwriters...even if you only write novels and short stories. You might find some worthwhile tips by reading outside of your genre!
Should You Hire a Writing Coach or Mentor? Here are some tips on when you should...and when you shouldn't.
Adventures in YA & Children's Publishing teaches you to use selective details to power your story.
Barnes & Noble announces that they will not stock books published by Amazon.com. :-(
Mashable offers 10 Pro Tips for Writers Using Social Media to help you you successfully raise your profile and gain a following. And while you're at it, learn how to Lower Your Website's Bounce Rate (how many people leave your site immediately, without looking at it).
Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD's book, THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO PSYCHOLOGY: How to Write Accurately About Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment, and Human Behavior helps writers avoid common misconceptions and inaccuracies and "get the psych right" in their stories. You can learn more about The Writer's Guide to Psychology, check out Dr. K's blog on Psychology Today, or follow her on Facebook or Google+!