Who are your favorite authors to follow on Instagram?

Who are your favorite authors to follow on Instagram?

A photos-based app is an improbable place for the book world, and yet there are some authors who are really great at utilizing Instagram to show their process and give a peek at the life of an author. Who are some of your favorites to follow on Instagram? Some of my favorites: Tahereh MafiRansom RiggsChristina LaurenAlexandra BrackenSabaa Tahir What about...

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Nail every character’s first impression

Nail every character’s first impression

You know that old saw “you never get a second chance to make a first impression?” I don’t know how much it really matters in real life, but it absolutely matters in books. The way you introduce a character will leave an indelible imprint for your reader. Hopefully. If you nail it. Here are some tips on how to get it right. Problematic...

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RWA implodes (This week in books)

RWA implodes (This week in books)

The Arctic. Photo by me. Follow me on Instagram! This week! Books! New decade! RIP to legendary Knopf leader Sonny Mehta, whose influence on the world of literature would be hard to overstate. I particularly liked this quote, spotted by Publishers Lunch: I don’t think you can work in this business without faith or optimism. Reading a manuscript,...

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How to be a productive writer

How to be a productive writer

The start of a new year is often a time for reflection and renewed commitments. Many of you may be looking toward the days ahead hoping this will be the year you write a book or improve your productivity. Here are my 7 steps for being a more productive writer: Reclaim your ability to concentrateGet in touch with your goalsBlock off the time you need to...

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ABOUT NATHAN

Hi, I’m Nathan. I’m the author of How to Write a Novel and the Jacob Wonderbar series, which was published by Penguin. I used to be a literary agent at Curtis Brown Ltd. and I’m dedicated to helping authors chase their dreams. Let me help you with your book!

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