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What’s the Score? – Outlander

The results of our most recent reader poll are in, and the winner – by a mere 2% of the vote – is international sensation Diana Gabaldon’s sweeping and fantastical historical romance, Outlander! Gabaldon’s tale of time-travel, war, intrigue, and passion exploded into the popular realm following its adaptation into a Starz original TV series […]

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Writers’ Markets – April 2018

Once again, we’ve been busy scouring the fiction markets, looking out for the most interesting homes for your latest stories. What did we find this time around? Take a look at the lists below! Be sure to thoroughly check the guidelines from each publisher. Even if you don’t have anything ready right now, they might […]

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Are There Only 7 Stories in the World?

Many academics, most notably author Christopher Booker, believe that there are only seven basic plot structures in all of storytelling – frameworks that are recycled again and again in fiction but populated by different settings, characters, and conflicts. Those seven plots are: Overcoming the Monster Rags to Riches The Quest Voyage and Return Rebirth Comedy […]

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