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Getting Published: Revise & Resubmit

  Greetings, LadyNerders! Welcome to the latest addition to my Getting Published series here at TLN. If you’ve missed any of the previous entries or would simply like to go back over them, you can find them listed below: Acquiring an Agent Writing the Perfect Query Letter The Dreaded Synopsis … Continue Reading →


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Inkshares Fantasy Writing Contest

What is Inkshares? Think of it sort of like Kickstarter for books–crowdfunded publishing. Authors can post book ideas which can then be turned into drafts with samples, and eventually listed for pre-order. Once a book is in pre-order status, readers can contribute money to the project to fund its publication. … Continue Reading →


Give Your Readers What They Want

Give Your Readers What They Want, Part 3: Laugh and Wit

In the words of Cosmo Brown: MAKE ‘EM LAUGH. With all of the sadness, negativity, and struggle that you put your characters (and YOUR READERS) through, please, make them laugh–or, as Joss Whedon said, “Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell … Continue Reading →


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Star Trek: Beyond a Fandom

I don’t know the exact moment I feel in love with Star Trek because I was so young then. My earliest Star Trek memory was when I was about five years old and my older brother dressed up for Halloween as Commander Riker, complete with fake beard. My mother was … Continue Reading →


Give Your Readers What They Want

Give Your Readers What They Want, Part 2: Positive Social Change

Positive Social Change Not that I need to say any of this, but there’s a LOT happening in the world today, and sometimes it can be difficult to find hope in humanity. This is where you, as a writer, step into your superhero suit, ignite your heroic emblem across the … Continue Reading →