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Sit a spell

Welcome to the Darkroom where we open our photo album to you to help spark your creativity. Each week we offer a new photo, but the story is yours to write. The Rules, because there are always rules: The photo is here to spark your imagination. Use it as the landscape for your story, to…
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October 19, 2017 0

A Surprising Tip to Triple Audience Growth

As a fantasy author, I sometimes find myself envious of the protagonists of the stories I read and write. They exist in a world where they can magically make things happen, and I often desire to discover an easy way to get more readers for my book. If I had access to magic, I’d use…
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October 18, 2017 0

5 Important Reasons Why Submissions Matter: Exposure vs Pay

If you hang out on social media long enough, you’ll find groups specializing in Open Calls for writing. They always ask you to list a few important things: Rate of pay Submission fee Specifics like genre, word count These are good things because it will draw the right kind of writers to the publisher hosting…
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