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New Literary Agent Listing: Tom Drake Lee – Tuesday July 13, 2021

Looking for commercial literary and genre fiction which tells stories and illuminates the human condition; fiction which has compelling plot, narrative and characters.

Also looking for non-fiction which tells us more about the world around us; nature writing, popular science, history and memoir.

No screenplays, short story / novellas, children's books / YA or Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

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Writing A Script Is An Exciting Task – From Learning The Basics To Developing Character To Editing It: 8 Tips on Writing Film Scripts – Monday July 12, 2021

Writing a script is an exciting task. One can develop their own original story, tell something that happened in reality, or adapt a book to a big screen. But if you are just beginning to work in this field, it might feel a bit complicated.

After all, being a good writer doesn’t mean that you can simply tackle any type of text. Some can professionally write an essay, others are great with blog posts, some are perfect at comedy writing. And screenwriting is a form of art with a set of rules. But do not get discouraged. With some effort and the tips below, you can nail your script for a film.

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Why Ireland’s literary journals are brilliant stepping stones for emerging writers – Monday July 12, 2021

None of us foresaw how long lockdown would last or what the outcome would be. One unexpected result has been an increase in the number of people who have used the time to tap into their creativity and get writing. And to cater for the increase in output, there has been a surge in new literary journals and online publications.

TolkaBeir BuaStrukturissRiverbed Review and Sonder are just some of the new titles being created to publish, in a variety of forms, writers’ experiences.

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Putting the Self in Self-Publishing – Sunday July 11, 2021

Have you ever written a character based on your life or experiences? Like most writers, even when I’m writing characters who are no-thing like me, I will still borrow places I’ve been, feelings I’ve had, or things I’ve experienced to build out my characters. But, though I routinely draw from my experience as I write novels and short stories, this doesn’t mean that these stories fully mirror my life or are accurate representations of me.

Can you write a character who is like you but has completely different experiences? You can! Autofiction plays with the idea of truth, which, for an author, can be creatively liberating. In autofiction, significant details, plots, and characters are mod-ified to fit the story and don’t necessarily indicate what actually happened.

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New Magazine Listing: Buttered Toast – Friday July 9, 2021

Annual journal publishing work by and for young people up to 18 years old.

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New Literary Agent Listing: Nicki Richesin – Friday July 9, 2021

Represents literary and upmarket fiction, and young adult fiction. She also focuses on nonfiction including investigative journalism, pop culture (especially film/TV and music), biography, cooking, and memoir that makes an impact and becomes part of a larger cultural conversation. She is particularly interested in discovering underrepresented voices from around the world exploring identity, feminism, and social diversity.

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New Literary Agent Listing: Clare Coombes – Thursday July 8, 2021

Would love to see historical fiction, crime fiction, psychological thrillers and women’s fiction, but as a new agent, she is open to all great writing with a strong hook in any area (excluding non-fiction, children’s and YA).

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Literary Cleveland's 2021 Inkubator Writing Conference features nationally recognized writers, interactive workshops – Wednesday July 7, 2021

CLEVELAND — Literary Cleveland’s annual Inkubator Writing Conference is back this summer with more than 30 free events for writers and readers.

The virtual conference taking place from July 11 through July 25 will offer a wide range of interactive classes, craft talks, open mics and panel discussions.

Attendees will hear from nationally recognized writers including Viet Thanh Nguyen and Thrity Umrigar, along with a panel of New Yorker writers originally from Cleveland: Andy Borowitz, Mary Norris and Kathryn Schulz.

An all-star lineup of local authors will lead panels on writing in prisons, solutions journalism, ethical representation in literature, how storytelling can affect social change and writing about illness beyond the pandemic.

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Four Crucial Steps To Successfully Publishing Your Book – Tuesday July 6, 2021

In my most recent Forbes Coaches Council article, "Boost Your Brand: Write a Book," I outlined the methodology, purpose and value in writing a nonfiction how-to book based on one’s personal experiences and learnings and the initial steps to consider before embarking on this journey.

Writing your book is all very well, as you are the expert in your area. You have had the journey and you know what needs to be shared and what will be of interest for the reader. However, now that you have the bones of your "story" mapped out and are on track to completing what you believe is a valid, interesting and well-thought-out manuscript, where to from here?

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New Literary Agency Listing: The Liverpool Literary Agency – Tuesday July 6, 2021

Literary agency based in Liverpool, focusing on helping writers from Northern England break into the publishing industry.

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