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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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Resources for Writers

  Websites Guide To Literary Agents Agent Query Publishers Marketplace Writer Beware Preditors and Editors . Know of a great writers resource that should be included in this list? Send the name of the website or oganization and a link to Karen Dionne: karendionne@bksp.org . Books There are literally hundreds of books about the craft of writing. The following titles are all recommended by Backspace members. Whether you're looking for inspiration or advice, the Backspace Bookstore can help narrow your search! And while you're here, be sure ...

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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 ...

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Breaking In: Voice by Karen Dionne

All agents and editors look for different things in a manuscript. ...