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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Margo Kelly

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers (this installment written by Margo Kelly, author of UNLOCKED) at any...

Oft, Often, and Oftentimes

What is the difference between often and oftentimes, and is oft a word? The short answers are that there is no difference, and yes. These...

6 Authors Guild Benefits Now Available to Emerging Writers

Writers today face a publishing landscape sprouting with diverse opportunities—from self-publishing services and indie imprints, to web publishing platforms like Medium, Atavist and TinyLetter....

How I Wrote a Historical Novel Set in an Era I...

This post was originally published on Patricia Stoltey’s blog on November 5, 2015.  Five years ago, I knew nothing about the Progressive Era. I mean...

How to Get Started as a Writer [Free Video Series]

Why are so many aspiring writers thinking about writing but not actually doing it?That’s the question I’ve been wrestling with over the past few...

5 Ways to Get Into Character

It’s been said that great authors act as stenographers, jotting down thoughts and actions as their characters dictate. Whether you’re focused on a single...

3 More Cases of Misplaced Modifiers

When sentence elements that provide additional, nonessential information are not positioned in proximity to the word or phrase they directly pertain to, the sentence...

2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Guidelines

It’s time for another November PAD Chapbook Challenge! Over the years, many poets have contacted me to let me know of the successes they’ve...

Why EVERY Writer Is a “Writer for Hire”

I’m in the midst of potty-training my toddler, so when I awoke this morning, in the dark dawn before my alarm, to the sound...

25th Free “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest: Thrillers and Horror

Welcome to the 25th (free!) “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest on the GLA blog. This is a FREE recurring online contest with agent judges and super-cool prizes. Here’s...