How to Write the Perfect Wedding Toast
Alicia Ostarello and Angie Sommer are cofounders of Vow Muse, a ghostwriting service for all the special moments in your life including custom-written vows, speeches, and ceremonies. They have been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Brides, and Good Morning America being recognized as "Toast Whisperers." Learn more at
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Are you interested in writing a book, but a little overwhelmed by the size of the project? If you’ve been working in your industry for a long time or you have your own business, you’ve probably already created a lot of content that could be a great starting point for a book. When you look at it this way, becoming a published author seems a lot less intimidating.
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Pay the Writer: Harlan Ellison’s Words Live On
This article was reposted from David Murray's blog with permission from the author.
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Fanfiction Finally Gets Its Due
When I was a kid developing my obsession with The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins, I spent a lot of time coming up with my own ideas for the series. I would sketch out the covers, create the titles, and even write the back cover copy. I had no idea what I was doing back then had a name: fan fiction. And I definitely didn’t realize it was helping me grow as a writer.
For the uninitiated, fan fiction is any writing someone does that uses another writer’s characters and setting. And while fanfic as a concept isn’t new, the early-aughts saw the rise of online spaces like...
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The question of authorship and authenticity can be a fraught topic when working with a ghostwriter. We find that the subject comes up often in our world. It's very common (and generally widely accepted) for businesspeople, activists, public advocates, politicians, actors, influencers, and thought leaders to work with a ghostwriter. After all, a businessperson has
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Featured Writer of the Week: Jordan Michael Smith
Jordan Michael Smith is a former speechwriter for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer. He is the author of a bestselling Kindle Single about President Jimmy Carter called Humanity. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and many other...