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$cript$ That ¢reate Bu¢k$

by Linda Escalera Price “I make my living now as a screenwriter! Which I’m surprised and horrified to hear myself saying, butI don’t think I can support myself as a playwright at this point. I don’t think anybody does.” – Tony Kushner in Time Out When you hear things like this, the idea of making […]

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Writing for a Living

by Darlene Cah My “art” has changed a few times over the years, from visual art to music to improv theater. Through all these creative endeavors, I had a day job—as a writer. Go figure! I started out in traditional advertising as a copywriter, bounced over to publishing, then to interactive advertising, and now television […]

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The Upstart Path: 10 Questions for Fin Press’s Jacob Arnold

by Ron Hayes Jacob Arnold is a poet and a writing teacher living with his young family in Denton, Texas. About a year ago, Jake melded his passion for teaching with his passion for writing and lo, a Press was born. Partnering with his father-in-law Ron, and with his wife Cassie as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Jake […]

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A Short Guide to Guidelines

By Darlene Cah You finished your story. That in itself warrants a celebration, so take a minute to congratulate yourself, because the nitty-gritty work is about to begin. You workshop it. Revise it. Workshop it. Revise. Breathe. Revise. Pull your hair out. Revise. Eat bags of Hershey’s Kisses. Revise. Finally, your story is ready to […]

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Timey-Whimey: The Biggest Secret of the Publishing Industry (Special Edition)

By Jennie Jarvis As an aspiring writer, I’ve been given a lot of advice to consider as I pursue my writing career. While there were a few positive things conveyed to me along the way, most of what I encountered were warnings of harsh feedback, rejections, painful rewrites, and people maybe possibly stealing my work […]

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You Stink!

What the editors wrote: Dear Susie WriterPerson: Thank you for submitting your short story, “Whatever” to Big Fancy Literary Review. We appreciate the opportunity to read it. Unfortunately, the piece is not for us. Good luck placing it elsewhere. Best Regards, The Editors What the writer reads: Dear Sucky WriterPerson: Thanks for submitting your crappy […]

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