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Hello to 2015 and Happy Third Anniversary!

The new year is always looked upon as a celebration of fresh starts, new adventures, and previously untouched opportunities. As part of this, it’s the perfect time to begin working towards a new goal. I don’t know about you, but … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Deal: $11 Off for Each 11,000 Words!

Hi friends, As the end of another NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) rapidly approaches and you’re sprinting for that 50,000-word finish line (go you!), we’d like to start the conversation on where that shiny, brand-spanking-new novelbaby of yours is headed … Continue reading

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Thank you for applying!

Hello everyone, Quick announcement: thank you to everyone who expressed interest in our subcontractor opportunity. We’ve made our decisions, and we’ll be sending out emails shortly. Thanks again! —Sarah & Sylvia

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Freelance editors: Are you looking for projects to fill in the gaps? If so, we might be looking for you.

Hello there, friends! As many of you know, Sarah and Sylvia have been running Ex Libris together since early 2012 and freelanced separately before then. With a lot of hard work, support, and some good old-fashioned luck, we’ve grown our … Continue reading

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Shaping the Spark: Inspiration, Plotting, and Character Development

by Melanie Figueroa When you get an idea for your next story, chances are you’ll want to dive right in. You’ll be sitting on the train or walking down the street when the muses decide to grace you with their … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: Sylvia and Melanie Weigh In

Hi there everyone, April’s almost at an end, but it’s not too late for Sylvia and intern Melanie to tip their hats to their favorite poems! Sylvia: My favorite poem is “Stings” by Sylvia Plath, out of her Ariel collection. … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never: Emerald City Comic Con 2014!

Here’s a little fact that will surprise no one who’s ever spent more than five minutes with me: I’m a geek. A rather huge one. I’ve been head over heels for all things science fiction/fantasy since I was a little … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of Freelance Editing: 10 Facts From Sylvia Spratt

This post was originally published at The Poetics Project by Missy Lacock. Let’s face it: If you’re reading this blog, you love writing and reading—and probably wouldn’t mind a paycheck for doing it. Enter freelance editing, just one of the … Continue reading

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AWP 2014 and The Author-Editor Relationship

Although Sarah and Sylvia sadly weren’t able to make it up to Seattle for AWP this year, our intern, Melanie Figueroa, did. Here’s a short recap of the three days she spent at the writer’s conference: AWP is an overwhelming … Continue reading

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Write to Publish 2014

Hello everyone! On Saturday, February 15th, Ooligan Press hosted Write to Publish 2014, a writer’s conference that aims to demystify the publishing process. This year’s conference focused on the “New Adult Revolution,” with panelists discussing how to write and market books that fit … Continue reading

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