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Backspace Discussion Forums

“The best-kept publishing secret on the web.”   Already a Backspace member? Log in HERE. Thinking about joining? Keep reading . . .   If you’ve been looking for a large, diverse group of talented writers who talk about writing and the challenges and successes involved in getting published in a private, ungoogleable corner of the Internet, this is it. •    Over 1,800 members in a dozen countries. •    One-third of the membership is agented and/or published. •    Nearly 200 members log into the discussion forums every ...

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The Backspace Writers Conference – now ONLINE and neverending!

THE ONLINE BACKSPACE WRITERS CONFERENCE CAN HELP YOU REACH YOUR PUBLISHING GOALS Attend the online version of Backspace's renowned query letter and opening 2 pages workshops and get agent feedback on your submission materials! Each week-long conference session includes: a query letter workshop with 6-10 students and 2 literary agents an opening 2 pages workshop with the same 6-10 students and 2 different literary agents a 2-day interactive panel discussion and Q&A with all 4 agents full access to the Backspace Writers Conference video archives a ...

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Think Like an Agent: Agent as Savvy Business Manager by Kristin Nelson and Karen Dionne

Not all literary agents are created equal. Agent Kristin Nelson ...

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What Makes A Good Agent? by Kristin Nelson

For years, I’ve been friends with the Backspace Co-Founder ...

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Do writers have to “write what they know?” by Suzanne Chazin

Writers are often advised to “write what you know.” The ...

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What Do Your Dreams Really Mean? by Mary Kennedy

Dreams are amazing, ephemeral and fun. As a psychologist, I enjoy ...