Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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Literary and Commercial

Five years ago, Steve, Callie, Jeff and I were in the throes of marketing Steve’s novel THE PROFESSION.

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Literary Fiction vs. Everything Else

I love literary fiction. Some of my favorite novels are The Grapes of Wrath, The Catcher in the Rye, and To Kill a Mockingbird, all of which would be classified as literary fiction. These are the kind of books that people study and analyze. They’re taught in schools.

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Practical Advice for Writing Dialect

Please welcome guest author Alyssa Hollingsworth with tips on writing dialect. I’ll be honest: I’ve always been terrified of dialect because it’s easy to get wrong. But when done well, it can make a story shine.

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If I choose to write a literary novel should I follow the same steps ? What about theme as opposed to Story goal? I am confused.

Question: I chose to write a literary novel as opposed to genre. How about theme as opposed to story goal? Should I use both theme and story goal? You

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Commercial vs. Literary Fiction

What is commercial fiction? The term gets thrown around a lot. Do you write “literary” fiction, or “commercial” fiction? As a writer, I hate this question. La…

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How to submit your writing to literary magazines

Would you like to start publishing your short stories or poems but don’t quite know how to even begin? This article from the editor’s at Neon on how to submit your writing literary magazines is a great step-by-step guide.

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