Be Your Own Literary Agent and Get Published

So you're one of 20 million Americans who want to write a book. If you've already written a manuscript, chances are you're looking for agent representation. In the past few years, as an editor and literary consultant for www.TheOmnibus.org, I've had the opportunity to read more than 1,000 book proposals.... Read More

How to Catch the Writing Bug

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Keys to Characterisation

Far too many inexperienced writers create flat, stereotypical characters: the brave fireman, the damsel in distress, the strict schoolmistress. The best characters are those who evoke emotions within the reader ? fear, admiration, affection, laughter, horror? If the writer fails to make us care about the characters, no matter how... Read More

Balance Your Life

Balance your life ----------------------- Writing is a solitary task. Writing needs concentration and quiet.... Read More

Persisting With Bulldog Determination

Persisting With Bulldog Determination [Book excerpt from Successercising} by Rick Gettle 2003-2004Ninety-five percent of all new businesses go out of business within the first five years or less.Why Do They Fail?There are many starters in life - but very few finish what they start. When the going gets tough,... Read More

Want to start a publishing revolution?

Calling all publishers, editors, journalists and freelance writers. It's time to breathe more life into your copy. Turn your articles into living pieces that spark measurable debate, get closer to your readers and engage their mind andsoul - we're talking revolution. As it was in the beginning Publishers have... Read More

Writing About Writing

What am I going to write about?Which topic is the best?Who is going to be interested in my article? You can ask yourself endless questions on 'what' is going to be the subject of your article. Don't despair! This is not a problem . Any topic will do, and a... Read More

Hunting for Markets Over the Holidays

Chances are, you'll be busy over the next several weeks. Between preparing for, celebrating, and unwinding from the holidays it may be difficult to maintain your regular writing routine. And if researching potential homes for your work is part of that routine-as it is for many of us who regularly... Read More

Boost Your Income With Trade Journals

Why would anyone want to write for trade journals? Aren't the topics are dry? Don't they require specialized knowledge? Not necessarily. You may want to consider trade journals to increase the potential market for your articles ? and for the money. Trade publications make up a significant portion of the... Read More

Recipe for a Style Guide

Wired Online has recently announced its plans to drop capitalization in internet, web, and net, but Wired Magazine continues to capitalize these words. Which should you do? For the most part, it's up to you. To ensure consistency on such tricky words, most editors will have a style guide. ... Read More

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New York Times

A Writing Retreat by Rail, From Paris to the Côte d'Azur
New York Times
But the destination was not as important as this journey. I intended to ride this train off the grid for almost the next five hours with a mission: to liberate a book proposal that I have resolutely avoided finishing. I thought of this quest as writing ...


Screen Rant

The LEGO Movie Helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller Commit to Writing Sequel
IGN
According to Deadline, Lord and Miller will be dividing their time between writing The LEGO Movie 2, executive producing Will Forte's comedy series Last Man on Earth and developing two pilots -- an untitled comedy at CBS with The Interview scribe Dan ...
'Lego Movie' Sequel Gets Phil Lord, Chris Miller Script CommitmentDeadline.com
Lord, Miller writing next Lego movieMoviehole
'LEGO Movie 2' to Be Scripted by 'LEGO Movie' Directors Phil Lord & Chris MillerScreen Rant

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The Star-Ledger

Dodge Poetry Festival: 5 tips on writing from former poet laureate Billy Collins
The Star-Ledger
At the Dodge Poetry festival he talked about the craft of writing poetry. Here are five takeaways from his talk. 1. Use emotion wisely. Collins said even when poets read their work, they should be focused on making the reader or listener emotional ...

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Second grade class learns art of writing
wivb.com
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Lauren Insinna's second grade class participates in a “buddy system” along with the rest of St. Benedict School, where different grades are paired up with “buddies” that students can write letters to throughout the year.

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Programming as Writing as Programming
Chip Design Magazine
My colleague opined that he while he certainly could write for long stretches, (as it turns out, he write beautifully), that before long, the time to code would come again. He'd drop the writing, move to coding, and the writing groove would be lost. It ...


The Courier-Journal

Letter | Great science writing
The Courier-Journal
It's rare these days for me to be pleasantly surprised at the quality of science reporting from the news media in America. After reading James Bruggers' recent article about the Louisville Zoo's python virgin birth, I mumbled out loud, “This is great ...


Friends, colleagues honor life of creative writing professor Lester Goran
The Miami Hurricane
Known by friends and colleagues as an eccentric instructor and skillful storyteller, the late Lester Goran was remembered last week during Goran's Gifts, a two-day celebration of his legacy. Goran founded the creative writing department at the ...


BLABBERMOUTH.NET

SKID ROW To 'Do Some Writing' For Next EP In January
BLABBERMOUTH.NET
We'll do some writing in January. We've done some writing already. We consciously made a point not to write everything all at once. We wanted everything to maintain that urgency and that immediacy and have the music be 'in the moment' at that ...

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The Guardian

The power of writing lists… that make no difference to our lives at all
The Guardian
A collection of lists by the famous, the infamous and the anonymous. From Johnny Cash's to-do list (“1. Not Smoke 2. Kiss June 3. Not Kiss Anyone Else…”) to the list of parts Galileo needed to build his telescope in 1609 and a list of reasons not to ...


What annoys famed authors about their own writing
Chicago Tribune
Here's one tic I wish I could tame in my writing: colons. I love colons. A colon is more emphatic than a comma, tidier than a dash. It's a tiny drumroll that tells the reader: Get ready. Something important or shocking is on the way. Because I love ...

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The Value of Adding Images to Technical Documentation

It's clich, but true-a picture does paint a thousand words.... Read More

Creative Writing

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Top Ten Reasons Its Great To Be A Writer

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Nonfiction Idea Generators

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Get An Attitude About Your Writing

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Idea Mining for Writers 101

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Applying KISS Principle in Writing

I have added a new word to my vocabulary. Logorrhea.... Read More

Starting a Local Writers Group

My husband is no poet, so when I offer my... Read More

Tips for First Time Authors : 2 Easy Steps to Make Your First Book a Success

Congratulations on writing your first book. That is quite an... Read More

Masquerading As Novel ~ Can Author?s Work Convey Important Perceptions?

While novels do not usually attempt to convey concepts about... Read More

Why Every Freelancer Should Have A Web Site

"Do I send samples, a media kit, or just the... Read More

In Praise of Personal Pronouns

Rudolph Flesch, a pioneering advocate of readability, put great stock... Read More

Get Your Writing Reviewed by Major Publications for Free

All Writers need the press, especially new writers. As a... Read More

Writing Made Them Rich #4: Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho was born on August 24th 1947 in Rio... Read More

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Writing leads to reading. Therefore, it's only fair to supply... Read More

Arouse Your Short Story And See It Published

Are you ready to abandon your short stories? Before you... Read More

Become an Instant Author by Playing Well with Others

You wrote a tips booklet. Maybe more than one. Oh... Read More

How Long is a Chapter?

How long should your chapters be?I can't resist... I have... Read More

Writing Dialogue That Make Your Characters Come Alive

Characters in a good novel really carry the story along... Read More

Writing Requires Self-Control

The only way to become a writer is to write.... Read More

How To Become a Freelance Grant Writer

What is a freelance grant writer? These individuals have a... Read More

Ten Quick Tips for Inexperienced Writers

One of the biggest problems that inexperienced writers have is... Read More

Bird by Bird

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by marketing. First, there's so... Read More

Whats in a Name? Giving Birth to your Characters

So you've got your plot outlined, a title lined up... Read More