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Finding a Literary Agent

I started querying my novel in March of 2019. Sporadically, mind you. When I look back through the query history, I tended to cluster submissions together. A handful in April, one or two in May, half a dozen in June. I took breaks here and […]

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How Are Words Added to the Dictionary?

Last month, Merriam-Webster announced that 530 new words have been added to the dictionary. Among them are new meanings of existing words, such as “they” as a nonbinary pronoun, “free solo” (as a climber, this is particularly exciting to me), “Bechdel Test,” and “dad joke.” How, exactly, are […]

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Melissa Baron