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More people would read more books if they were shorter. Wouldn't you? More would pick up a 20-page book than a 500-page book, no? The thought of picking up a gigantic book hasn't crossed my mind since college — no matter how interesting it sounds. The majority of people...

source: By Mark MacDonald
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Before our characters can face difficult moral decisions, we need to give them beliefs that matter: The assassin has his own moral code not to harm women or children, the missionary would rather die than renounce his faith, the father would sacrifice everything to pay the...

source: Writer's Digest

Among all the highly complicated questions media companies are grappling with, Time Inc. is still in a seriously unique transitional period. But when Gawker reported that the publisher — more specifically, Sports Illustrated magazine — scores its editorial writers...

source: 10000 Words

For much of my freelance career I had a home office, a spare second-floor bedroom with a view of our garden...

source: Anne Cassidy, ASJA

Years ago when Rhonda Abrams started her own small business, she would bristle when someone said, "So you're a freelancer?" At the time, the idea of being a freelancer — someone without a full-time, paying position — seemed a pretty negative way to be described. That...

source: USA TODAY

According to a Kindle Direct Publishing forum user, Amazon is quietly rolling out a way to find diamonds in the proverbial publishing rough. The unnamed project would bring a crowd approach to the acquisition of new titles using a voting system that ranks new books based...

source: TechCrunch

If you consider yourself a reader, you've probably heard the Web is destroying your ability to focus and financially crippling the people that write for you. But Aaron Lammer, cofounder and editor of Longform, thinks it doesn't have to be that way. "This is a golden age...

source: Fast Company


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