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#TwitterFiction Festival 2015 Starts Next Week!

Posted by May 5th, 2015

The #TwitterFiction Festival#TwitterFiction Festival 2015 Start Next Week! will take place from May 11-15, 2015. During this time, writers from all over the world will live-stream unique and original stories to the “Twitterverse.” An incredible lineup of 22 authors–from Margaret Atwood to Jackie Collins to Eric Jerome Dickey–have been tapped to tweet new writing during the festival.

Writers like you are encouraged to join the fun and tweet your own stories, too, using the hashtag #TwitterFiction.

Let us know if you are participating!

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The ASJA Conference: Why It’s a Must for Me by Laura Laing

Posted by April 8th, 2015

The ASJA Conference: Why It’s a Must for Me by Laura Laing

The American Society of Journalists and Authors will host its 44th annual conference from April 30th to May 2nd in NYC. Writers from across the country will attend 50+ informative sessions; one-on-one meetings with editors, agents, and publishers; three pitch slams; networking events and a keynote speech by bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan. Laura Laing, a freelance writer, shares why the ASJA conference is a crucial investment in her career. This post was originally published on the ASJA website on February 18, 2015. 


My family knows not to schedule anything for the last weekend in April each year. For the last five years, I’ve spent those days at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City at the ASJA annual conference.

It’s not easy to rearrange my work and family schedules. And I could spend the money on something else. But it’s worth it—every single time. These days I don’t even question the decision. And here’s why. Continue reading

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