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Friday, November 1, 2013

The Publishing Pulse: November 1st, 2013

Success Stories

Congratulations go out to Shelly Bell and Erin L. Schneider.

Today is November 1st, which means the start of NaNoWriMo. For those of you who are participating, good luck reaching your goal of 50 K by November 30th.

Around the Web

Random House acquires Figment, a social network for teen readers and writers (i.e the majority of users are teens).

Rachelle Gardner explains why agents are not gatekeepers.
Natalie Lakosil covers the copyright basics you need to know 

Nathan Bransford discusses writer’s block

For those of you wondering if you can use song lyrics in your story, here's the answer. 

And finally, don’t forget it’s Daylight Savings this weekend for those places that recognize it. Remember, you FALL back, which means an extra hour of writing time this weekend!

Stina Lindenblatt @StinaLL writes Young Adult and New Adult novels. In her spare time, she’s a photographer and can be found at her blog/website.   She is represented by Marisa Corvisiero, and finds it weird talking about herself in third person. Her debut New Adult contemporary romance, TELL ME WHEN, will be released Jan. 20, 2014 (Carina Press, HQN).

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