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25 Leading Literary Agents Who Represent Children’s Books

Seeking a literary agent to represent your children's book or picture book? Hoping to get your book published and perhaps even turned into a TV series? Check out our list of the 25 leading literary agents accepting children's books from both established and first-time authors.

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Bad Advice All Writers Get and How to Ignore It

Some bad advice is easy to recognize, but a lot of it we take to heart because we hear it often, or from the mouth of someone we trust. The following is some bad advice that we all hear at some point in our writing life, and why it’s due for revision.

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Top 10 Must-Read Russian Classics

If you’ve already dipped your toes into the reservoir of Russian literature, you’re still sure to find some lesser-known gems here that will enhance your understanding of this country’s great literary culture. Check out our list of the 10 best Russian Classics ever written.

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Interview with Bestselling, Self-Published Author David Johnson

Not until he entered his 60’s did David Johnson decide to try his hand at writing novels, yet almost overnight he became successful by writing the Amazon best-selling Tucker series.

In this inspiring interview, Johnson shares how his varied life experiences prepared him for a writing career and gives suggestions to aspiring writers on how they too can achieve their dreams.

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5 Tips for Crafting Realistic Characters

The way to a reader’s heart is through your characters. You want readers to fall in love with them, root for them, and miss them when the story is over. Are your characters falling flat on the page or do they just not seem believable? Try these 5 tips for crafting realistic characters to have yours teeming with life in no time!

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Top Online Courses in Creative Writing

If you’ve put off improving your craft because you’re unable to escape the hustle and bustle of your daily life to travel to a class in person, no more excuses; you can take these top online courses in creative writing from the comfort of your own home.

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The Life and Works of Novelist Jean Rhys

Learn about the life and memorable works of famous novelist Jean Rhys, a woman troubled by complicated, unhappy relationships and a heritage that shaped her works.

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5 Top Fiction Publishers Accepting Unagented Manuscripts

Did you have a great fiction book you want to publish but no agent wants to represent you? Check out our list of the 5 top fiction book publishers now accepting unagented manuscripts!

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“Scorpio Snake” – A Poem by Robert Black

I was born
A Scorpio snake
Longing for
The white hot desert
As pure as a needle tip
Under a naked flame
As I slither
And scratch around
The dirty streets
Of humanity
Trying my best
Not to bite
Or sting
Down Rue de Bellevue
To deposit the glass
From the previous nights
Of drinking
And writing

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“One Way Trip” A Short Humorous Story by Rinoa Cameron

"One Way Trip" is a well-written, entertaining short story about a curious character who tries everything he can to get into hell instead of being sent to heaven.

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