How to recognize and eradicate info-dumps from your fiction

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Learn how to write a protagonist that your readers will love from the very first page

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Learn how to tap your creativity on demand and write even when you’re not inspired

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The myth of creativity


Starting your novel with a bang is the best way to make sure readers — including agents and editors — will read on

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Learn the market definitions that will help you sell more stories

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Because understanding the origins and development of short fiction will help you to write and sell more stories

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Why do you need to know the history of the short story?


Don’t do it unless you know what you stand to lose

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The self-publishing myth


Learn how to generate more fantastic ideas for short stories than you’ll ever have time to write even if you live to be very, very old

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The question most authors dread


Actionable strategies to reboot your creativity, overcome writer’s block, and get back to work

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How to avoid burnout


Learn how to turn an interview into a saleable profile feature

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How to get started writing profile pieces

About

Austin Hackney

Austin is a professional writer and storyteller; an ornithologist; an eccentric; a freethinker. Skeptical about everything else, he believes in kindness.

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