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Kortney's Mom
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If you're looking to put some serious work into improving on the craft of writing, DIY MFA has a great challenge coming up in August called Conquer the Draft. From August 1-29 they will email you one prompt per day, then finish off the month with a 2-day virtual writing... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sibylla Nash
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They say book marketing tends to be more like a marathon than a sprint. For me, it feels like an around the world journey on foot with multiple maps. You plod along and change course when needed. The thing is you have to keep moving. Right now, I'm throwing everything... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sibylla Nash
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(via Yahoo Celebrity) Although production has been down since April, Nickelodeon has officially canceled “Sam & Cat” after just one season, a network spokesperson told... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at starbabyLA
Want to add a little spice to your book signings? Try this Sealed with a Kiss autograph sticker. :) Sealed with a Kiss Autograph Stickers Stickers by divaluscious Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Fifteen debut YA authors (Freshmen Fifteens) are teaming up on Wattpad to offer a new contest for young authors between the ages of 13-19. The Freshman Fifteen Common Room Mentoring Contest is open to submission from now through July 25. The winners will have the opportunity to be mentored by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
You know I love finding great templates for Scrivener. Here's another one for picture book writers. Check out Claire O'Brien's picture book template for both US and UK writers. She also has an accompanying tutorial video, you can see it below. Still no definitive word on when the IOS release... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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I'm still coming off my writing high after attending the Yale Writer's Conference. In addition to meeting an amazing and eclectic group of writers, I also got tons of book suggestions. I mean, what else would you expect from a group of writers? The books they're reading/have read are as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
Here's a fantastic opportunity for women playwrights! A Room of Her Own's Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship offers a woman playwright living in the United States the chance to hone her craft and develop a new play in the course of a year-long engagement with three world-class organizations. In addition to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Women writers, this residence has your name written all over it! Applications are due September 3rd. Hedgebrook is retreat for women writers on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle. Situated on 48-acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, with a view of Mount Rainier, the retreat hosts... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Saw this on Callie Rose Literary Arts Cafe's Facebook page (great resource!): The Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award is a one-time grant of $1,500 for an emerging writer of color. An unpublished writer is preferred, although publication of one work of short fiction or academic work... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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The Washington Post had a story about Kirkus Reviews and their unveiling of the Kirkus Prize - three $50,000 cash prizes going to YA, non-fiction and fiction books. Nice!! In order to be eligible for consideration, your book must have garnered a starred review by Kirkus. Indie authors are also... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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So...I've been on the fence about the whole Kindle Select program. I'm not exactly crazy about the exclusivity aspect. Currently I have my novel Bumped available on all platforms. I've found that the most sales come from Nook, then Kindle and a few here and there from iTunes. Not sure... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Emerging Voices is a literary fellowship that aims to provide new writers, who lack access, with the tools they will need to launch a professional writing career. During the eight month fellowship, each Emerging Voices Fellow participates in a professional mentorship, hosted Q & A evenings with prominent local authors,... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Do you think you have the next top baby model? Are family, friends and strangers alike always telling you that you should get your child on television and in magazines. If you want to learn how to get your baby or toddler into modeling, you'll want do download this list... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
I saw this and had to have it. If you've been thinking about starting a blog or maybe you have one that gets only a few visitors a month (thank goodness for your Mom!), you want to check this too. It's a free 9 ebook bundle full of all the... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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I love this quote. It's a reminder that success can be constant, but you have to work at it. Be relentless. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Applications for the 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program will be available starting May 5, 2014 and closes June 13, 2014. You'll want to check out their Facebook page for details because their website doesn't launch until May. When the website is up though, you will go here to apply. The ultimate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Check out my interview on Indie Authorland about my latest novel release DreamCity. Enjoy! xoxo Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Here's an interesting grant from the Tribeca Film Institute, the TFI New Media Fund. It's not so much for writers more for the writer/filmmaker combo. Four to eight projects will receive grants that range from $50,000 to $100,000 and the deadline to apply is May 5, 2014. From their site:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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This came my way via Broken Barriers. If you have a ground-breaking comedy idea, NBC Comedy Playground's looking for you! They want to discover fresh, comedic voices in an innovative, new way. If you can take your original concept from pitch to execution, keep reading. This doesn't seem to be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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I've had Scrivener for awhile now but haven't fully utilized its potential. It's like having a Porsche and just using it to run errands down the street. There's a lot of power under the hood that I have to figure out how to exploit. I'm always searching for different templates... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Want to get in some traveling AND writing, well mostly writing? Much has been said about Amtrak's residency and now you can finally check it out for yourself. #AmtrakResidency will allow for up to 24 writers to take long-distance trains to work on their projects. Each writer's round-trip journey will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Looking for a place to write outside of your home and doesn't involve the words coffee shop? There's a writing fellowship for that. :) The deadline is right around the corner (March 15) but if you can swing it, you should enter. theOffice, a quiet, communal workspace in Brentwood right... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Stanford has an interesting creative writing fellowship called the Stegner Fellowship. The submission period is from September through December. So plenty of time to get your submissions in order. They offer ten two-year fellowships each year, five in fiction and five in poetry. All the fellows in each genre convene... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Looking for your big break? Polish up your episodic spec so that it shines and apply to NBC/Unviersal's Writers on the Verge. It's a 12-week program focused on readying writers for a staff writer position on a television series. They particularly encourage writers of diverse backgrounds to apply. The program... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Sibylla Nash