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Independent Booksellers Hit the Road


Posted by Jessica Demarest on July 5, 2017

Books on the go? A traveling bookstore? Sounds like every book lovers dream! Well, readers, you’re in luck. Because mobile bookstores are a trend taking off all over the country, and we here at CCPI seriously love it.   Now, before you get too excited, we don’t have a bookmobile here in Burlington—at least not


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Journaling: Do You Type or Do You Write?


Posted by Charlotte Williams on June 21, 2017

I’ve been journaling almost as long as I’ve been writing stories. I would journal when I was mad, when I was happy, or sometimes just to think about how bored I was. Over the years, a lot of things have changed about the way I journal, from consistency to content, but the fact that I


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Are You Someone’s #MSWL?: Finding An Agent For Your Awesome New Novel


Posted by Elise Price on June 7, 2017

Writing a novel is hard. It takes dedication, self-motivation, and—if you’re anything like me—lots of caffeine and a heck of a lot of staring at blank pages. And if you’re even more like me, then you probably just can’t wait to write the ending and feel that wave of satisfaction, that comforting knowledge that you’re


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Champlain Professors Discuss Writer’s Block


Posted by Kiera Hufford on May 31, 2017

Lately, we’ve been into publishing content that can help you out in your career, including posts about exploitation and technical freelancing tips. Something we rarely ever do, though, is reach out to the professors who gave us the knowledge that we’re passing onto you. I decided to reach out to the writing professors here at


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Young Voices in Book Publishing


Posted by Ashley Dible on May 24, 2017

Sometimes it can feel a little like the younger generation is passing you by. Recently, an eight-year-old girl from Alabama, Nia Mya Reese, hit the Amazon bestseller list.  Young authors have always managed to capture attention, at times due to their impressive accomplishments for their age, and at times due to the material they were


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Creating Your Personal Brand as a Writer


Posted by Emma Reed on May 17, 2017

Branding. We hear that word a lot nowadays. The first thing you probably think of is graphic design or big corporations. However, writers (now more than ever) also need to consider building their personal brands as they begin to put their work out in the world.   The word branding is used widely today, and


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Ask Yourself: Do We Really Need Small Presses?


Posted by Kiera Hufford on April 26, 2017

Small presses—otherwise known as indie publishers—are a lot of people’s go-to for their first novel, anthology, etc. Why? Because it’s hard to get a deal with one of the Big Five. They have to see potential in you as an author and, frankly, it’s a little intimidating—especially since they’re known to give unprecedented multi-million dollar


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So You Want To Be A Copyeditor… Or Developmental Editor… Or Proofreader?


Posted by Elise Price on April 19, 2017

When I first began editing, I used the word as a blanket term for pretty much anything I did. Corrected some spelling? Editing. Reworded a sentence that didn’t contain parallel structure? Editing. Commented to the author that I’d like to see more of a minor character who I thought could be important later on? Editing.


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Join Us for the Return of the Willard & Maple Cabaret


Posted by Dominic Rizzo on April 12, 2017

As a senior, I remember—as I hope many other Professional Writing majors my age do—a little something that happened two years ago: the Willard & Maple Cabaret.   A cultivator of the Champlain College creative community, the event featured everything from poetry reading, to prose reading, to live music, to improv comedy; I wouldn’t even be


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What Every Freelancer Needs to Know: For Personal Well-being


Posted by Jessica Demarest on April 5, 2017

If you tuned into last week’s blog post, you know a few technical tips for getting started as a freelancer. But what’s often less talked about is how to actually take care of yourself while freelancing. How do you maintain healthy relationships with your clients? What about work-life balance? We’re not exactly life coaches, but