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Interviews: Research for Fiction and Nonfictoin

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The next time you need information for your story, fiction or nonfiction, pick up the phone. Internet and library research only takes you so far. Sooner or later, you need an expert that means a phone interview. Here's how to prepare for the interview, conduct the interview and use the interview. First, think about how you like ...

Mentor a Writer: Lessons from Biking

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How are learning to ride a bike and learning to write great novels alike? Today's post is an extended metaphor on my experiences with both. Writing Mentors: What's the Minimum Your Writer Needs? Let me start with the end in sight. This photo shows me in the middle of a 25 mile ride this weekend. 25 Miles! ...

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