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How to Write a Résumé as a Creative Professional

Guest contributor Neely Raffellini is the founder of 9 to 5 Project, which helps professionals get the tools they need to land jobs they love. For more information, visit or email hello[at]9to5project[dot]com.  Sometimes I think people dread writing their resumes about as much as doing their taxes. #truestory And that’s for people who have a… Read More

How to Write Good Critiques

Receiving a critique of your writing can be challenging, especially if you don’t know your critique partners or writing group members well. The first few times can even kick off anxiety, embarrassment, and discouragement. And learning to write good critiques can be equally difficult. If you’re a beginning writer, a “critique” is thoughtful, intelligent feedback… Read More

Five Common Writing Problems Copyeditors Fix — And You Can Too

All writers wrestle with common writing problems, and any novel worth reading should undergo rigorous copyediting. That applies to all writing, of course, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. But let’s use novels as an example. Your novel. Let’s say you’re done writing and revising. Ready to rock whether you’re querying agents or taking the indie route. Your story… Read More

Ebook Theft—Are You Worried?

Do you worry about ebook theft or someone stealing your writing or ideas? Lots of writers worry, especially early on. I remember a short story class in college and some students who were so anxious about stealing and copyright issues they were afraid to share their work with critique partners or read aloud. And some writers are afraid that a… Read More

How to write and publish a short novel in just 30 days

When I told a writer friend I have a new book out, she nodded. “Yup. That was good. Enjoyed it.” I could tell she was being nice about my tendency to repeat stuff I’ve already mentioned. But in this case, I wasn’t talking about Colors. It was talking about something totally different. “No, no. Not that… Read More