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It’s Okay To Take Five Minutes To Write a Novel

It’s ok to take your time. If you can write a novel in five minutes, you’re doing allright. Just be sure you don’t spend much longer on it than that.

Expert Advice

Does publishing a funny book about aging make you an expert? Lyla Blake Ward writes about being seen as a modern day guru on the subject of long life.

Artist Dates for a Digital Age

Artist dates, as suggested by Julia Cameron for every artist, are still possible during COVID-19. Eve Morton offers tips for great dates of all kinds.

The Foolproof Formula for Writing A Murder Mystery

Is the woman in your murder mystery a possession? A victim? Glossy and virginal? If not, you’re going to need these tips to really nail the genre.

Event Announcement: 2020 Eliza So Fellowship Reading

Join Submittable and the Montana Book Festival on Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. MDT for the 2020 Eliza So Fellowship Reading featured Tiffany Midge and special guests.

A Review of Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit 

LaVonne Roberts reviews Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit, Eliese Colette Goldbach’s story of growing up and later working in a steel plant.

Disgruntled Student Who Never Attended Online Composition Course Evaluates Professor Via Her Bitmoji

Thanks to one very creative and surly student, a professor receieves her first (and hopefully only) course evaluation via bitmoji.

Unmuting the Sonority of the Written Word: Reading Poetry Aloud

For Karina Lutz, reading poetry aloud has offered joy during quarantine, a gift she shares with loved ones and online in lieu of touring with her new book.

Lessons from Book-Writing as a Teen

What’s book-writing as a teen like? Uma Menon discusses the challenges and rewards of starting a poetry career as a young person.