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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Jerry Davis: Writing is lad's admission to hunting
Madison.com
Jake Sikora, of Stoddard, has made a name for himself, or one could say his writing and storytelling have made many area hunters aware of this 14-year-old 7th-grader at De Soto Middle School. Jake has written about deer hunting and turkey hunting, with ...


Grief Writing Workshop Coming to Brunswick Co.
TWC News
BOLIVIA, N.C.—A writing workshop is coming to Brunswick Co., but it does not't focus on spelling or grammar. It's called 'Pen, Paper and Healing,' and workshop facilitator Katherine Moore said writing thoughts down can help bring people up during a ...

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Achiever | Noah Bunch wins writing contest
The Courier-Journal
Achievement: Noah won first place in Kentucky's 2014 Letters About Literature writing contest for level 2, grades 7 and 8. He was the only local student to win an award this year. More than 50,000 young people participated in this year's contest ...


On Not Writing
New York Times (blog)
I started writing this essay five years ago, and then I stopped. That I was not able to finish the piece did not strike me at the time as ironic but as further proof that whatever I once had in me — juice, talent, will — was gone. In any case ...

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Delving Deep Into the Crannies of a Brutal War
New York Times
“The Burning of the World,” written by the Hungarian painter Bela Zombory-Moldovan, would have been a perfect candidate for inclusion in “No Man's Land” but for one thing: It surfaced only in 2012, and is being published now for the first time in any ...


The Guardian

Esther Freud: 'I realised the book I'd been writing for 18 months was awful'
The Guardian
Esther Freud was born in London in 1963. Her first novel, Hideous Kinky (1992), was made into a film starring Kate Winslet. After publishing her second, Peerless Flats (1993), she was named one of Granta's best young British novelists. She has since ...


The Architect's Guide to Writing
ArchDaily
But for most of us, there comes a time when we need to write stuff, when written documents dominate our professional lives. Letters, proposals, reports, specifications, contracts, RFIs and RFI responses, meeting minutes, emails, and white papers are ...


Writing conference organizer honored
Delmarva Daily Times
Travalini, a resident of North Wilmington and a lifelong Delawarean, is one of six individuals named by Gov. Jack Markell as a 2014 Governor's Award for the Arts recipient, in part for her work organizing the annual Lewes Creative Writers' Conference ...


Cult of Mac

AnandTech Founder Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From Writing
TechCrunch
We don't always note when fellow tech writers hang up their hats, as those posts can start to seem a bit inside baseball-y. There are times when we just can't help it, though — some writers are just too darned important. This is gonna be one of those ...
Founder of AnandTech retires from tech writing to work for AppleCult of Mac
The Road AheadAnandTech

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Join WhatCulture's WWE Writing Team And Get Paid
WhatCulture!
Writing Top Ten features on a range of WWE subjects, you'll get the opportunity to make a name for yourself at the same time as earning money. All you'll need are competent writing skills and creative flair. WhatCulture WWE is a leader in pro wrestling ...

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Idea-Mining for Writers, 102

As many authors are fond of stating, "Ideas are all... Read More

What you Dont Know About Book Publishing Can Cost You

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You Dont Need Inspiration!

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A Writers Life

Ever wonder what an author's life is like? What that... Read More

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Writing For the Joy of It

As a child, I loved to write. I can't remember... Read More

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Freelance editing opportunities are out there, you just need to... Read More

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When we think of writing it triggers many thoughts and... Read More

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I call it cheap therapy. That gushing, near-religious, poured-from-the-body stress... Read More

Groundbreaking Work

Every writer knows that the urge to write is not... Read More

How To Publish Your Own Newsletter

With the expansion and diversion of businesses, manufacturers, and even... Read More

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You are far more likely to successfully write and publish... Read More

Why Manners Maketh the Freelance Writer

Lately I've been noticing an odd trend amongst the freelance... Read More

Ten Quick Tips for Inexperienced Writers

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

Overcoming Writers Block

Do you suffer from writer's block? Is there a pending... Read More

Have You Tested Your Theme Against Your Plot?

Creative Writing Tips ?How we usually begin the preparation stage... Read More

Get Rich Writing With Your Computer Word Processor

Your computer is a writing machine, a word processor, a... Read More

10 Secrets For Everyday Writing Success

During my 25-year career in a variety of professional positions... Read More