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Pub Finance #2: HOW DO AUTHORS MAKE MONEY? A MASTERPOST

HOW DO AUTHORS MAKE MONEY? A MASTERPOST “By selling books, of course!” Yes, of course authors make money by selling books, but the reality of authorly income is actually far more complex than simple book sales. And if you’re an aspiring writer, it’s wise to get a grasp of the financial basics of the career… Continue reading Pub Finance #2: HOW DO AUTHORS MAKE MONEY? A MASTERPOST

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Hi Writers…Let’s talk about taxes

Introduction As Benjamin Franklin once famously stated, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And as a fantasy writer who crafts stories about perilous adventure and tragic characters, I much prefer reading about the former! As creative professionals, we have undergone intensive effort to hone our crafts, laborious research… Continue reading Hi Writers…Let’s talk about taxes

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In A World…: Writing A World Like A Character

In A World… is a series of posts about world building, where our contributors share strategies and tips for creating well-rounded worlds. If you write speculative fiction, you have probably heard the advice before to treat your world like a character. This advice is definitely spot on and is a key to creating vivid, dynamic settings… Continue reading In A World…: Writing A World Like A Character

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Advice for Teen Writers: Questions I Actually Wanted to Ask As A Teen Writer with No Chill

I’m beginning the post with a rant from my teen self. Bear with me. Ok, so I read a lot of posts like this when I was a teen writer, and they almost all irritated me because they felt condescending and should’ve been titled “Advice for Beginning Writers.” At seventeen, I’d read dozens of craft… Continue reading Advice for Teen Writers: Questions I Actually Wanted to Ask As A Teen Writer with No Chill