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10 Tips to Finish NaNoWriMo Strong

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10 Tips to Finish NaNoWriMo Strong

Well, we’ve made it almost all the way through the month of November—past the election cycle, the pumpkin spice fever, and yes, we’re almost through...
Writing the Books That Change Your Life: An Interview with Ava Miles

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Writing the Books That Change Your Life: An Interview with Ava Miles

To celebrate our awesome community of NOOK authors, as well as the recent launch of the NOOK Press print platform, we’re talking each month with...

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Calling all Self-Published Authors: Publish Your Book in Print with NOOK Press

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Calling all Self-Published Authors: Publish Your Book in Print with NOOK Press

Any author who has self-published a book understands both the difficulty and the allure of getting your book off of a device and into readers’ hands....

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Before Literary Success, Failure

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Before Literary Success, Failure

Anyone who has tried to make a living as a writer knows it’s hardly an easy road, and one piece of advice has held true since “working on that...
6 Writers Who Coined New Words

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6 Writers Who Coined New Words

English is a mess—just ask any non-native speaker who has tried to learn it. That messiness is part of what makes it such a thrilling language for...
8 Famous Authors Who Were Never Full-Time Writers

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8 Famous Authors Who Were Never Full-Time Writers

Do you ever feel the itch to write, but just can’t seem to find the time? We’ve got some inspiration for you. History is full of wildly successful...

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Great Novels that Double as Writing Classes

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Great Novels that Double as Writing Classes

Think of National Novel Writing Month as the Author Olympics: a crazy event that comes around every year and offers up a challenge that goes beyond sales...
10 Creative Ways to Bust Out of Your Writer’s Block for NaNoWriMo

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10 Creative Ways to Bust Out of Your Writer’s Block for NaNoWriMo

We’ve all had that dream: it’s an important day and you show up totally unprepared and, probably, naked. For writers who take the National Novel...
Writing Advice from Great Authors to Get You Through NaNoWriMo

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Writing Advice from Great Authors to Get You Through NaNoWriMo

Across the country this November, aspiring novelists are clacking away at their keyboards in service of National Novel Writing Month, in which...
NaNoWriMo Beckons: Super-Short Classics That’ll Inspire You

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NaNoWriMo Beckons: Super-Short Classics That’ll Inspire You

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for those who like making vowel sounds) is here again, and along with the inspired, inspiring, indefatigable...
9 Revelations from Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic

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9 Revelations from Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic

Before she was Elizabeth Gilbert: International Bestseller, Guru of Self-discovery, and Julia Roberts’s Real-life Inspiration, Elizabeth Gilbert was...
Consider the Footnote: Why Don’t More Authors Use This Powerful Tool?

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Consider the Footnote: Why Don’t More Authors Use This Powerful Tool?

Novels can be roughly divided into two broad categories. You have your books that simply seek to tell a good story1, and you have your novels that...

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