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Defining Your Writing Career

People sometimes ask me, “What was the defining moment in your writing career when things really started taking off?” First, I appreciate the use of the term “writing career” and not “writing hobby” (that’s not sarcasm). For the longest time, it felt like a hobby, and I treated it as one by assuming no one […]...

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The Quarter Life Job Crisis

Are you in The Between…?  Do you feel like your career should be on track but don’t know if it is? Are you asking job questions that no one is answering?  Not sure how to get the next job?  How to get a job?  Where to get the job?  Where to go next?  Who to […]...

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The Importance Of Virtual Book Tours

by D’vorah Lansky, M.Ed. With a traditional book tour an author travels from town to town and from venue to venue. With a virtual book tour, authors travel from blog to blog across the Internet reaching new audiences across the globe. A virtual book tour can be conducted for newly published books as well as […]...

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“I’m Okay With The Constant Rejection That Comes With Being A Writer”

I’ve been writing “books” – made out of cardboard and illustrated with crayons – since I was about 7 or 8 years old. My first memories with writing involve submitting stories to Highlights magazine and never hearing back. My parents even encouraged me to do this, even though they must have known I was never […]...

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The Importance Of Social Media & Other Great Blogging Tips

I started blogging because it was what the cool kids were doing. Shortly after I realized I would never be a cool kid. I’ve since made my peace with that. The College Novelista was created to help writers of all ages improve their craft, though I tend to focus mainly on teenagers and young adults. […]...

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6 Hot Minute Picks Of The Week

Welcome back and Happy Friday! We can’t wait to share our Hot Minute picks of the week with you. As always, we want to hear from you. What did you think of last week’s post? Want to see your company featured for free? Let us know! Recommend your Hot Minute ideas to hello@pubslush.com...

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“Quit Whining Start Writing”

Melanie Hooyenga first started writing as a teenager and finds she still relates best to that age group. Her young-adult novel, FLICKER, debuted in November 2012, and the sequel, FRACTURE, released in June 2014. 1- How do you see writing as an empowering experience for yourself and other women? Too often decisions about society are […]...

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Strong Writing Takes Time

Angela Ackerman is a writing coach and co-author of the #1 bestselling resource, The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression as well as the bestselling pair, The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes and The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws.  Angela’s books are sourced by US u...

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“Life Is Great Cancer Sucks”

Hey there! My name is Lana Lou, and I’m a blonde. Whew! I’m SO glad that’s out in the open, now we can move on. I’m a moderate feminist, who loves writing and has so many opinions that I started a blog to share them with the world whether they were ready for them or […]...

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