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August 2015

Cover Reveal for Urban Lit Magazine!

UrbanLit September Issue

Universal Creativity Inc. is proud to present the new name of our creative writing magazine to Urban Lit. Urban Lit is a literary magazine that now delivers more content, better formats, and still free for readers and writers alike.

Urban Lit will be featuring several different authors in this new issue. We will also be feature more articles on things that readers are curious about. Things like Most Talked about Books, Digital/Print or Both, New Book Releases, Press Releases for Authors, Editing, Formatting, Book Publishers, Contests, and of course writing prompts will all be inside of this very first new edition.

Also, we will be doing author of the month features, book of the month features, book reviews, short stories, poems, and much more.

We will also have two formats available to readers of Urban Lit for them to download. These will be in PDF & ePub.

September Issue is coming soon!

Harsh Life of a Writer

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From Danielle’s Desk¬†

Writers have a harsh life.

There are some readers, who will go all their way out just to say harsh things to a writer about their writing overall. Now, this is not right!

It’s one thing to politely state that, “Hey, I noticed that your plot tends to lean….”

Etc. etc. etc.

But to go to a writer and say, “Hey, you suck! You shouldn’t be a writer! You write like a….”

Seriously, this is an issue that should not be happening and for some reason it does.

Writer put out their work, knowing that yes, they will indeed receive harsh critics but there’s definitely no need to insult the writer.

I am a writer. I welcome the bad and the good.

But, I would not tolerate an insulting person, who thinks that throwing insults at the way I write will be good for me.

Heck no!

It’s not. Especially, new writers.

New writers put themselves out there bare for readers to pick at their work.

So, don’t go insulting them!

If you have something negative to say, don’t say it all unless you can present yourself professionally and in a personable way. Meaning critize something, if you see something wrong, but don’t go yelling down at the author!

10 Rules to Writing a Novel

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  1. Write what comes to you. In other words don’t try and force something out of your writing just to please others.
  2. Write with passion! If you don’t like your own work, then stop and write something else.
  3. Use beta readers! These are the readers who will help you out most!
  4. Start with the basics. Use two characters, a goal, a setting, and a conflict.
  5. Be you! Don’t be what others what you to be. Writers’ work is much better when they put themselves into it and not what the haters want in it. Remember, even the best-selling authors have haters.
  6. Use dialogue! This speeds up your plot and makes it more interesting.
  7. Switch point of views! This helps make your novel interesting.
  8. Use that imagination of yours! I know you all are creative. Don’t be shy!
  9. Swap your novels with a another writer. Read each others work. Critique each other’s work. Sometimes we can’t see what we do wrong and need another fresh pair of eyes to help pin point it out to us. Plus, writers are serious about their work. If you take theirs seriously, they will also take yours seriously when helping each other out.
  10. Use, use, use social media sites like: Write it On, WattPad, and Goodreads. These are were writers comment on other writers work and where readers look for new reads. Must have tools for every writer!

That Time of Year Again

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We just finished editing three different manuscripts last week. If anyone else has a novel that needs editing the total cost will be $99, editing for a novella will cost $49, and editing a short story will cost $25. Please, email us your manuscript and which service you are requiring from us.

Email us at: urbanliteraryagency@gmail.com & all payments will be made via PayPal. The payment will be divided in half. The first half will be due before we start the editing process. The other half will be due after we send you the manuscript. All editing takes 3 weeks.

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