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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2014-04-23T01:00:00Z Becoming a WriterMichelle Larsen New Lisbon High ...
Juneau County Star-Times
Another secret to high school students becoming writers is attending the Creative Writing Festival sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Gifted and Talented Network and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The Creative Writing Festival is an ...

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Want to Be a Better Writer? Read More.
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"It usually helps me write by reading -- somehow the reading gear in your head turns the writing gear." -Steven Wright. Reading is fashionable. Again. It's cool. We bet you all can find many statements about how good and useful reading is, how much it ...


Entrepreneur

8 Writing Strategies for People Who Say They Can't Write
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If you want to launch and grow a business, chances are you're going to have to put words on the page. Probably many words on many pages. Which means there's no room for saying you "hate writing" or "can't write." In many cases, the more important the ...


Bloomingdale life writing course alters participants' self images
Tbo.com
“When you write stories about things that happened in your past, you start to remember things you haven't thought about in years,” he said. “Especially stories about loss and death, you think about things that happened with those people when they were ...


Brace Yourself: Madeline Ashby Is Writing About The Singularity!
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We're shaken up from the weirdness in vN, Madeline Ashby's novel about artificial consciousness and self-replicating machines. And now, she's written a novel about The Singularity, when artificial intelligence surpasses our own and everything changes.


Writing through the noise
Duke Chronicle
I've been “writing” this last column in my head for weeks now. Little bits and pieces of incoherent thoughts pop up here and there, but the pieces are scattered and out of place. I've always found the hardest thing about writing to be cementing a ...


TheWrap

NYTimes' The Upshot promises analysis, plain writing
USA TODAY
The New York Times launched its political and economic analysis blog The Upshot Tuesday, jumping into the crowded pool of media outlets offering data-driven news sites. Edited by former Washington, D.C. bureau chief David Leonhardt, The Upshot is the ...
The Frank Rich Factor: Why 'The Upshot' will trounce 'FiveThirtyEight'Politico (blog)
New York Times launches data journalism site The UpshotThe Guardian

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Tulips and Sex -- Writing As If Everyone I Know Were Dead
Huffington Post
I want to write about tulips today. I don't want to write about sex. The trouble is, for me, writing about tulips means writing about sex: Something about their juicy curves brings erotic metaphors to my particular mind. I thought that once my mother ...


Writing Your Memoir? Ignore These Rules
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It's your story. It's your life. You can write it your way. You are the hero of your memoir, and you are in charge of how you present your life to your readers. Please write with passion and write with integrity. Here are some usual writing guidelines ...

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How to Write a Great Science Fiction Novel in 7 Easy Steps
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Max Barry's book Lexicon was voted fourth best science fiction novel of the year by Goodreads, and now he's put together a (mostly serious) list of steps you'll want to take to become a writer of great science fiction. STEP 1: HAVE AN IDEA. Great sci ...

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Letter Writing Journaling

When you read a letter from someone, we are immediately... Read More

Review of A Classic: Finneys Invasion of The Body Snatchers

To keep it simple and basic: Jack Finney's Invasion of... Read More

When I Grow Up

I've just come back to work after nine glorious, sun-drenched... Read More

Spiritual Journaling

Whether you keep a separate spiritual journal or just want... Read More

Power Writing 101: Tips and Tricks to Get You Taken Seriously!

In my ten years as an advertiser, I've encountered plenty... Read More

Untrue Father (A short Story)

Kallu was a tenant of Santosh Kumar Nayak. Santosh Kumar... Read More

Which Comes First - Short Story Or Novel?

A writer writes. Bet you've heard that one... Read More

7 Book Publicity Tips for Authors and Small Publishers

The biggest mistake authors make when trying to get free... Read More

Arouse Your Short Story And See It Published

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

Top 10 Tips to Complete a Creative Writing Project Without Losing Your Creativity

Have you ever started a creative writing project with great... Read More

Personal Journaling - Strategies To Make It Easy

Recently I was watching the Oprah show and it was... Read More

Create A Dream Diary

How many times have you forced yourself to sit in... Read More

Be Your Own Literary Agent and Get Published

So you're one of 20 million Americans who want to... Read More

For Beginners: Ten Ways To Prepare To Get Published

(Skip directly to ten for the fastest shortcut!)Like any field,... Read More

Creating a Writing Space

It's important to have a space set aside in your... Read More

From Book Notes to Book Reports

Writing papers and book reports has long been the bane... Read More

Platform Development Tip #1: Switch Writing Hats!

Around eighty percent of nonfiction books today are written by... Read More

Writer?s Web Resources

The Internet has truly revolutionized the careers of writers worldwide.... Read More

Nobody Likes A Rambler

We all know people who ramble. They include every boring... Read More

7 Devastating Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Writing engaging articles and energizing ad copy takes... Read More

Writing Press Releases That Get Noticed

Among the various foolproof methods used to boost traffic to... Read More

The Write Habit: How to Strengthen Your Writing Muscle

Writing is a muscle that needs exercise to stay in... Read More

Writers Helping Writers - A Noble Legacy

It is satisfying to be a part of such a... Read More

Bring Out the Natural Writer in You

Think you can't write a book that will sell? You... Read More

Four Easy Ways to Get a Book Written (Especially If You Dont Like to Write)

Becoming an author is probably a lot easier than you... Read More