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

----------------------------------------------------------Permission is granted for the below article to forward,reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website,offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as longas no changes are made and the byline, copyright, and theresource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- How to Catch the Writing Bug By Stephen... Read More

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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CBS News

UC Berkeley's Mark Twain Project Finds Cache of New Writing
ABC News
Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of letters written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco. In the letters, the man who would write The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its ...
Berkeley's Mark Twain project reveals cache of new writingSTLtoday.com

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Students honored for play writing
Times Daily
... by Nicholas Bishop, Brandon Rieff and Anna Robertson is winner. The three Florence High School students were recognized last week at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery for the one-act plays they wrote for the Young Southern Writers ...


Slate Magazine (blog)

How Does Data Influence the Pop Song–Writing Process?
Slate Magazine (blog)
Song writers and producers want to know even more: What's the average song length? Intro length? Structure? Start with chorus? Is there prechorus? Most common instrument? Most common secondary genre? Are male vocals or female vocals doing better?


Midland Daily News

Dow High grad wins international sci-fi writing contest
Midland Daily News
“Dow High had a great English program. I took lots of literature courses and creative writing and drama as electives. When people ask about my diction, or how I developed my sense of rhythm and meter, or where I learned scansion, I tell them I went to ...


Press of Atlantic City

Paramore's 'Writing the Future' tour comes to Borgata Friday
Press of Atlantic City
“That alone, before we even got to writing music, that took time,” Williams says. “And it took us making a really valiant effort to get to know one another again as people. So Jeremy and Taylor and I would hang out, usually at Jeremy's house, because ...

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Huffington Post

4 Steps to Writing a Successful Essay Prompt
Huffington Post
As both a college lecturer and a tutor, I participate in the two sides of the academic exchange. With the first role, I am the person assigning projects and essays; with the other role, I handle the multitude of students confused by the directions for ...

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Bustle

Ruth Rendell, Best-Selling Crime Writer, Dies At 85
Huffington Post
The author was appointed to the House of Lords by Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour government in 1997, and she spent many afternoons attending sessions in Parliament after she had finished her morning writing sessions. Her official title was Baroness ...
Ruth Rendell Dies At Age 85, And The Crime-Writing Community Is Going To ...Bustle
Crime and Mystery Writer Ruth Rendell Dies at 85TIME
Ruth Rendell, crime writer, dies aged 85The Guardian
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OregonLive.com

'Game of Thrones' Season 5, Episode 4: A new writing voice brings new energy ...
OregonLive.com
If Aaron Sorkin has proved anything from his last two TV ventures -- the ill-fated "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and the ill-conceived "The Newsroom" -- it's that having only one person writing every episode of series can be a recipe for monotony ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

Iain Duncan Smith: Voting for Ukip and Nigel Farage is like writing Britain's ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Voting for UKIP is like writing a “suicide note” which will “not be forgiven” if it denies Britain the chance to vote on whether to remain a member of the EU, Iain Duncan Smith warns today. In a heartfelt intervention just 48 hours before polling day ...

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Essay Contest Offers Students Scholarships and a Chance to Have Their Writing ...
MarketWatch
DENVER, May 04, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Chipotle Mexican Grill CMG, -0.07% has launched the Cultivating Thought essay contest, a writing competition offering scholarship opportunities to middle and high school students who submit essays by May 31.

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Using Technology to Improve Your Final Draft

One Saturday afternoon, I sat in a packed conference room... Read More

A Writers Inner Battle

There is a psychological nuisance so powerful that can deflate... Read More

What Can Go Into A Plot?

Creative Writing Tips ?We all tackle plotting differently. How you... Read More

How To Co-Publish For Profits!

The Benefits of Co-Publishing There are a number of publishers,... Read More

Five Golden Rules for Writers

Regardless of what sort of writer you are and how... Read More

9 More Writing Tips for Successful Email Marketing

A few months ago, I wrote a guide entitled: 101... Read More

6 Ways to Toot Your Own Writing Horn

You know you've got writing talent. Others enjoy your work... Read More

Have You Settled On First Choice When Choosing A Title?

Short Story Writing Tips -We've established what a title should... Read More

Write With Passion: 4 Steps To Emotionally Charge A Nonfiction Article

You have just completed a draft of an article. It... Read More

How to Build A Success Freelance Career (Part 2)

Part 1 of this article discussed the experience you need... Read More

Grow Your Ideas Without Letting Words Grow Like Weeds

Q: How do I expand on an idea without getting... Read More

On Giving and Receiving Feedback

Writing is a personal and introspective process. To share with... Read More

Why Manners Maketh the Freelance Writer

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

Resignation Letters: Dont Let Yours Backfire On You...

It turns out that "tips and templates on how to... Read More

Gaining Writing Experience

GAINING WRITING EXPERIENCE Some Catch-22, huh? In... Read More

A Writers Life

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

Revising Your Manuscript: Fourteen Questions to Ask Yourself

1) Can you summarize the story in about a sentence... Read More

Writers Block is No Longer a Problem

"If you're like me, than I'm sure you're pretty familiar... Read More

Where to Look for Your Next Project when You?re Writing for Profit

When my first book "Starting Your Own Business" was published... Read More

The Unwritten World Of The Reality Of Letterwriting

You may wonder why I have chosen this title of... Read More

How To Break Into Print Publishing

The big question. Do you submit directly to the publishers,... Read More

Why I Write Horror

These are some of the snapshots I carry with me:... Read More

Need a Book Coach, Ghost Writer, or Editor? Part 1

If you either want to write a book to help... Read More

An Inside Look at Proofreading

This is the ideal topic for us all to think... Read More

The ENTP Inventor Writes A Novel

People familiar with the Myers-Briggs Personality test know that the... Read More