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Viva la Final Draft

Volunteer Nathan shares the pros and cons of withdraw technology for writers. Back when snail mail was the only medium for submitting work to publishers aside from knocking on their office door, writers had to be finished with their work…

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Submission Length

Intern Cris blogs about the length of short stories. As I was sampling pieces of writing from various short stories on the internet the other day, I was impressed. They were short, but it was amazing how much the authors…

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The Opening Sentence

Intern Gediyon offers advice about opening sentences. In creative writing workshops, instructors discuss setting, plot, dialogue, conflict, description, characterization and all the other things that go into a great story. All these things are important—they wouldn’t be taught if they…

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Nathan by North West

Volunteer Nathan reads and learns from Zadie Smith’s NW. Ever since I read Zadie Smith’s first novel White Teeth, I have daydreamed of being a student in her fiction class at New York University. Her whimsical sentences and idiosyncratic syntax…

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