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Author Tips: Edward Shanken

Edward A. Shanken, author of Art and Electronic Media, offers some insight on how he has been successful in getting published. He explains:

The only thing I can figure out about why I got published early in my career and continue to get published is that I wrote (and hopefully continue to write) about things few other people are writing about but that quite a few people are hungry to read about.

 1.    It helps that the things I write about are super cool!

2.    I try to have a catchy title and to start off with something that hooks the reader, whether it be an epigraph or a short anecdote.

3.    I clearly establish a position with respect to a polemical issue.

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