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:


The Guardian

Nancy Dell'Olio opens Keats festival with call for love letter-writing classes ...
The Guardian
Taking her inspiration from John Keats, who wrote to Fanny Brawne that her lips were “the dearest pleasures in the universe”, Nancy Dell'Olio has said that students should be taught how to write “proper love letters” at school. The Italian former ...


Students at Lawndale's Lloyde High publish writing thanks to literacy project
The Daily Breeze
Students at Lawndale's Lloyde High publish writing thanks to literacy project. Lloyde High School students, left, do a book signing for "Spare Change" an anthology of their creative writings. Ceremony and event was held at Lawndale Center for the Arts ...


ComingSoon.net

Two More Join Paramount's Transformers Writing Team, Prequel Movie a ...
ComingSoon.net
Last week, the curtain came down and revealed Paramount Pictures' “writer's room” for the Transformers franchise which included “The Walking Dead” and “Invincible” creator Robert Kirkman, the Iron Man writing pair of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, ...
Transformers Writing Team Developing Cybertron-Based Origin StoryEmpire Online
Transformers Prequel Set On Cybertron Could Be In The WorksiDigitalTimes.com

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Cerritos College instructors earn award for integrity-in-writing campaign
Long Beach Press Telegram
NORWALK >> Two professors at Cerritos College have received honors for developing a technology-based writing campaign. Julie Trager, associate professor of art history, and Lisa Boutin Vitela, instructor of art history, were named 2015 Turnitin All ...


Tech Times

NSA Testing System That Replaces Passwords By Recognizing Users' Writing ...
Tech Times
It analyzes and then programs recognition of the user's individual writing style into the handset and then allows a user to access his or her smartphone or device by repeating a writing gesture. The technology is not only considered to be more accurate ...

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Putnam: Reading, writing and ... cursive writing
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Diahn Kleehammer of Spencerport, received quite the surprise phone call on Mother's Day this year. It was from her son Brad's fourth-grade teacher Christopher Albrecht informing her that Brad, 10, had been chosen as the nation's top, male cursive ...


Ball State Daily

Class produces anthology, offers kids opportunity to write creatively
Ball State Daily
Ball State's Creative Writing in the Community class wanted to give youth in the Muncie community a chance to write creatively. Over the course of the 15-week class, they did more than that — they gave the kids a “Stomping Ground.” “There is a need in ...


MLive.com

Why Cyndi Lauper says she enjoyed writing 'Kinky Boots,' coming to Grand Rapids
MLive.com
The '80s pop icon, whose first album "She's So Unusual" sold more than 16 million copies, said she found the task of composing and writing lyrics for "Kinky Boots" daunting at first, but ultimately freeing and rewarding. "In the end, I realized that it ...

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Business Insider

This exercise might be critical to your success
Business Insider
A few years back, Licht needed a bio for something, and the process of writing it actually changed the way she saw herself. Now, it's one of the exercises she recommends to everyone — and recent research suggests she might be onto something.

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TheStranger.com

Even If You Hate Writing, You're Going to Love James Franco and David ...
TheStranger.com
I must begin by confessing that I hate writing, and I do not consider myself a writer. I might be a reader, but certainly not a writer. The world that pays people to read is the one for me. In such a world, I would happily never write another word ...

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How I Became a Syndicated Columnist -- And You Can Too!

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The Self-indulgent Writier

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A Writers Tools

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The Write Habit: How to Strengthen Your Writing Muscle

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Writers: Dr. Phil Goes Fishing with Oprah in His Tackle Box, Shouldn?t You?

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A Single Technique

Writing is hard work, and like all hard work, one... Read More

The Hard Facts About Editing

Whether you're interviewing for a new job, trying to woo... Read More