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FOR WRITERS: After The First Book

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Ryane Chatman: Writers: Did publishing your first book change your process of writing, or your writing style? How? Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Join the chat: FB:

STYLE: Hair Dye That Changes Color

Hair Dye

It’s like a mood ring. For your hair. One hair color isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion hair colors. OK, so it’s not quite one billion hair colors. But Pravana, the haircare company behind the Blonde Wand hair iron, just broke the internet with the promise of a magical hair dye that changes color when heat is applied. The brand posted a series of Instagram photos Tuesday that show the hair color in action. In one, purple hair turns pink right before your eyes. In another, a pink, yellow and blue ‘do turns a gorgeous shade of blue-green. … Read more

Submissions Week Day Two: Writing Issues – Typos, Grammar and Style

Submissions Week

Hey all, Welcome to our second annual submissions week – were we’ll talk about all things submissions. This is a great opportunity for our newer authors to learn things from our veterans – how to prepare your story (whether it’s a short story, a novella, a novel, poem etc) for submission to a publisher. Yesterday we tackled manuscript formatting – today we’ll tackle what’s actually in the thing. When you submit a story, you want it to be as good as it can possibly be. If you submit a perfectly formatted manuscript that is full or grammatical errors or style … Read more