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May, 2019

9 Literary Agent Red Flags by Peter Mountford

Posted Fri, 5/31/2019 - 10:09am by  |  Category: ,

This Sunday, June 2, 2019, Peter Mountford, Karen Finneyfrock, and Theo Nestor will teach an all-day Publishing Intensive. This course will give students a comprehensive overview of the publishing business, from finding an agent to seeing your book arrive in the…

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Meet the 2019 Scribes Instructors: Ramon Isao at Hugo House

Posted Thu, 5/30/2019 - 10:05am by  |  Category: ,

It’s almost time for Scribes! Since 1998, Scribes Writing Camps have been a hub for young writers in the Seattle area, offering an opportunity to find their community, learn from accomplished writers, and further their love of reading and writing….

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How Writing My Story Helped Me Heal by Ingrid Ricks

Posted Tue, 5/28/2019 - 9:56am by  |  Category: , , , ,

It was my own struggle with the pain from my childhood—followed by my ultimate decision to write my story—that made me understand the life-changing power of personal narrative. I’d tried to write Hippie Boy for more than a decade. But…

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Micro Lesson: Researching and Writing True Crime by Rebecca Morris

Posted Tue, 5/14/2019 - 9:31am by  |  Category: , ,

Authors and their readers are drawn to reading true crime because, to be honest, sensationalism can make for a good book. My guiding principle comes from Agatha Christie, who said: “The crime is the end of the story.” True crime…

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Setting Foot in Strange Worlds: An Exclusive Q&A with Domingo Martinez, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Margaret Malone

Posted Thu, 5/09/2019 - 9:50am by  |  Category: , ,

On Friday, May 24, Domingo Martinez, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Margaret Malone will channel their inner strangers. In a recent email exchange, each offered up a hint of what they’re writing for the Lit Series; a look into the superpower…

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“Write About What You Can’t Get Rid Of”: An Exclusive Q&A with Steve Almond

Posted Tue, 5/07/2019 - 9:30am by  |  Category: ,

Steve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His new book, William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life, comes out in June and is…

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Things to Consider When Searching for a Literary Agent by Joe Ponepinto

Posted Thu, 5/02/2019 - 9:32am by  |  Category: ,

I’ve been querying agents for a few years now, and although I’ve come close to being signed, I still don’t have one. But in that time I’ve learned quite a bit about approaching and communicating with agents, enough so that…

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