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The Image Abides by Emilia Fuentes Grant

5writers.com is delighted to welcome back Emilia Fuentes Grant as a guest writer for this month! The Image Abides By Emilia Fuentes Grant This month is Poetry Month (as I’m sure you are aware) and we five writers are writing on the influence of poetry in our lives and our work. Poetry was my first […]

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Special Edition: What’s the Difference between New Adult and Young Adult Fiction?

5writers is happy to welcome to our site, guest blogger Jill Elaine Hughes. Jill Elaine Hughes is a Chicago-based freelance journalist specializing in personal finance, careers, and health/wellness issues. She has written for the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Chicago Reader, Phoenix Forward, and many regional magazines. She is also a New Adult novelist. […]

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Special Edition: Blurring Lines – The Difference between Erotica and Romance by j. leigh bailey

Romance and Erotica are two of the highest sellers on Amazon, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we thought it would be great to have an expert come in and explain the difference between these two steamy genres. j. leigh bailey is an office drone by day and the author of Young Adult […]

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Knowing When to Start a New Project: The Agent’s Perspective by Jennie Goloboy

As you have probably already guessed, this month at 5writers.com, we focused on the theme “Knowing When To Start A New Project.” We all had our ideas on this topic, but one thing we couldn’t answer is this: What advice does an agent have on this topic? To answer the question, we turned to “the […]

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“Writing Out Loud: Sean Carney Explains the Art of Storytelling”

This month, 5Writers is pleased to feature guest blogger Sean Carney, who shares his experience in storytelling competitions. Sean Carney is a writer living in Philadelphia. He’s currently working on an essay collection and his second novel, but also tries to provide a distraction from daily life by writing funny stories (about daily life) on […]

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Furthering the Craft: Applied Learning by Emilia Fuentes Grant

5writers once again welcomes the return of Emilia Fuentes Grant as a guest blogger for this month! Further the Craft: Applied Learning by Emilia Fuentes Grant It’s an interesting thing, to hold the title of “master” in a field of practice. I’m a Master of the Fine Arts in Creative Writing, specifically Fiction, and the […]

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What’s Not on the Page: Finding Yourself in Fiction by Emilia Fuentes Grant

This month, 5writers.com is delighted to welcome back Emilia Fuentes Grant, one of our founding writers that has agreed to guest blog on the site today. Emilia is a multimedia writer who wrote the lyrics for the Emmy winning video Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage video.  She loved books only slight more than movies. She teaches […]

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Writing Under Constraints: The Writing, Working, Commuting, and Cooking Mom by Melanie Neale

This month, we are delighted to welcome Melanie Neale as a guest blogger to 5Writers.com. Melanie Neale grew up living aboard a 47’ sailboat with her parents and her sister.  The family traveled the US East Coast and the Bahamas from the mid 1980’s to the end of the 1990’s, and both daughters were home-schooled […]

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Getting Emotional by Matt Peters

5writers is delighted to welcome today’s guest blogger, Matt Peters. Matt Peters has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans and a BA in English from the University of Central Florida. He is the publisher and managing editor of Beating Windward Press, a small press for emerging authors. http://www.BeatingWindward.com His non-fiction […]

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Author Platform by Jennifer Worick

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Author Platform I was once interviewed by the arts editor for my town’s weekly. I talked about the various books I had published, the writing process, and my philosophy on promotion. I believe I said, “Writing the book is only half of my job as the author. Promoting it is […]

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