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

In The News:


Jack Leggett, Friend to Writers, Dies at 97
New York Times
His death was confirmed by his son Anthony. In the late 1960s, Mr. Leggett, who had been an editor and was a novelist himself, became a writer in residence at Iowa, where the workshop — officially known as the Program in Creative Writing — was ...


Lifehacker

Try a Writing Meditation If Sitting Still Isn't Working For You
Lifehacker
Buster Benson, the founder of 750words, explains how writing is a form of meditation we can all do. Instead of setting a word limit, set a time limit and write whatever comes to mind. Don't judge or censor what you're writing—just observe your ...

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Seven Steps To Writing Cover Letters Quickly And Effectively
Forbes
Now that the job market is heating up, you may be tempted to start looking around and gauging your market value. Then the thought of having to send out your information, complete with an introductory cover letter, dampens the excitement. The best cover ...


Tech Cocktail

6 Writing Mistakes That Won't Get You Published Online
Tech Cocktail
Let's all get real here: not everyone can write great prose like Charles Dickens or George Orwell. We'll probably never get into any of those guys' leagues, but that doesn't mean that you should give up on writing just yet. If anything, you should keep ...


WBUR

Seahawks Quietly Writing History With African-American Quarterbacks
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At Super Bowl, Seahawks Quietly Writing History With African-American Quarterbacks. By Curt Nickisch January 31, 2015. Save 20% on Valentine's Day roses.Send Winston Flowers from WBUR and share the love of listening! support wbur today. Seattle ...
I'm writing this so I won't get finedHerald-Mail Media
Seahawks' Michael Bennett finds humor in football, lifeKING5.com

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Memphis Commercial Appeal

Jewish studies inspire author's writing career
MyrtleBeachOnline.com
Maggie Anton said enrolling in a women's Talmud class “was the beginning of my adventure.” The journey studying this sacred written history of the Jewish religion led Anton to become a Talmud scholar herself and to be an author of several books based ...
Author Maggie Anton finds magic in ancient Jewish traditionMemphis Commercial Appeal

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Huffington Post

This Woman Who Has Cerebral Palsy Is Writing An Entire Novel By Typing With ...
Huffington Post
The 21-year-old has learned to perform many tasks with her left foot, including typing with her toes, the outlet reported. The skill has allowed her to begin writing a novel, of which she's already completed six chapters -- a total of 60,000 words.

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Washington Post (blog)

'Rigorously disentangle' and other examples of bad federal writing
Washington Post (blog)
The guardians of clear and concise writing in government awarded top honors Tuesday to the Department of Homeland Security, the Social Security Administration, and the Securities and Exchange Commission for the best job last year turning bureaucratese ...

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13 Tips for Writing a Novel
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Writing is one of the greatest forms of communication. It brings people of different eras, countries, and languages together. It reveals the bonds that unite humanity and expresses the universal plights and pleasures of the human condition. For me ...


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Delaware County doctor, receptionist accused of writing illegal prescriptions
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Delaware County doctor, receptionist accused of writing illegal prescriptions. Delco doctor, receptionist accused of writing illegal prescriptions. A doctor and a receptionist from Delaware County are accused of writing illegal prescriptions for ...
Delaware County doctor, nurse accused of writing illegal prescriptionsWPVI-TV
Another Area Doctor and Assistant Charged with Writing Drug Prescriptions ...CBS Local

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The Blank Mind

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Have you ever read someone else's writing and thought one... Read More

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Do you know what a query letter is? If so,... Read More

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Everone knows that comedy is mostly about timing. If you... Read More

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Writers Block - Melting the Ice

What does one do as a writer who loves writing... Read More