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Write Now with Eric Smith

Write Now with Eric Smith

Who are you? Hey there! I’m Eric Smith. I’m a literary agent with P.S. Literary and an author of Young Adult books. I’m based out of Philadelphia but grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In my agent life, I work on a bit of everything, but as an author, I’m mostly in the YA space. What…

Write Now with Stacy Juba

Write Now with Stacy Juba

Who are you? I’m Stacy Juba, and I’m a fiction author, freelance developmental editor, and the founder of Shortcuts for Writers. I teach online courses for writers including my signature course, Book Editing Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Plan to Making Your Novels Publishable, which helps new and intermediate authors to streamline the editing process and cut down…

Write Now with Zachary Shore

Write Now with Zachary Shore

Who are you? I’m Zachary Shore, a professor who dwells in two different worlds. I live in Berkeley, a city of progressive academics and vegan activists, where I serve as a Senior Fellow at an institute on campus. But I also teach military officers about strategy and war at a military university in Monterey. And it…

What is Blogging, Anyway?

What is Blogging, Anyway?

Cards on the table: I’ve not written anything in nearly two weeks. Yes, I’m the editor of The Writing Cooperative, one of Medium’s largest publications with writing advice for 210k followers. No, that doesn’t mean I’m the most productive writer in the world. Right now, I’m stuck inside my own head. The thought of writing…

Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why

The city cut down a tree in front of our neighbor’s house today. I’m not sure why the tree was cut down. Perhaps it was sick? All I know is a team with big machines and trucks spent the better part of the morning cutting down the giant tree. Now it’s just a stump, which…

Write Now with Thom Hartmann

Write Now with Thom Hartmann

Who are you? Thom Hartmann, writer and talk show host, based in Portland, OR. What do you write? I’ve been writing since I was around 7 or 8 years old, when my mom — an English major at Michigan State University — got me all fired up and inspired. My dad gave me an Underwood typewriter when I was around 10,…