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Improve Your Writing While Gaming

Josh Holton explores how video games and writing can overlap with specific storytelling examples from gaming and advice on how to apply them to your writing.

How Accepting Mediocrity Helped Me Become a Better Writer

Allison Kelley discusses her journey to accepting mediocrity and how it ultimately gave her more confidence as a writer.

Three Tips for Working with First-Time Actors

Casting a first-time actor can be surprinsigly rewarding—Travis Mills offers tips for working with less experienced performers in your film project.

How to Write a Compelling Novel Synopsis

A synopsis is a personal pre-publishing summary authors use to pitch agents and editors on their novel. Andrea Johnson offers tips for crafting a great one.

7 Ways To Mine Your Neighborhood for Photography Opportunities

There’s no need to travel far in search of inspiration—Kelsey Zimmerman offers tips for seeking out photography opportunities in your own neighborhood.

5 Tips for Getting the Book Cover You Love (Or at Least Can Get Behind)

Five tips from Kimi Eisele on working towards a book cover you can feel good about, including research, communication, and a mock up.

Big Ideas for Little Minds: Books to Share

Hannah Bollig from Submittable’s Technical Support team shares her thoughts on reading to children, plus a few special book recommendations. 

Five Tips for Making a Profit on Amazon with Your Movie

Travis Mills offers suggestions for using Amazon’s new flimmaker platform, Prime Video Direct, to gain traction for films and perhaps even make some money.

Fighting Overwhelm with Practical Steps: A Book Review

In her review of ‘Overwhelmed Writer Rescue,’ by Colleen M. Story, Andrea Johnson shares key takeaways for writers on staying organized and motivated.