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Go Ahead and Submit, But Try Not to Care

[Another entry in the ongoing blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]

by Molly Howes

I can’t take exception to Michelle Seaton’s recent encouragement in the Grub Street blog to submit and submit again. [See here and here.]

April 16, 2013 | The Non-Fiction Career Lab

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Teaching Tips

Recently, I did something that I believe all writing teachers should do--I took a class as a student. I try to do this at least once per semester, to keep up with my own writing and to sharpen my teaching skills. How quickly we forget, when we're standing in front of a sea of eyes, what it's like to be on the other side. The instructor of the Grub class I took, Mark Fogarty, did a fantastic job of explaining the elements of "good" dialogue, and I highly recommend taking his class if you get the chance

March 20, 2013 | Nadine Kenney Johnstone

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How to Get the Most Out of a Writing Class

By Michelle Seaton

A writing class is a serious investment of time and money, but it’s also a great investment if you use the experience wisely. Here are a couple of ideas for doing just that. 

Take critiquing seriously

February 20, 2013 | Michelle Seaton

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