Be Your Own Literary Agent and Get Published
So you're one of the millions who want to write a book. If you've already written a manuscript, chances are you're looking for agent representation.
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 long as no changes are made and the byline, copyright, and the resource box below is included. How to Catch the Writing Bug By Stephen Bucaro If you earn income as a writer, or use writing as a marketing tool, you know how difficult it can be at times to write.
Keys to Characterization
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 ingenious the plot, we will toss the story aside without a second thought.
Balance Your Life
Balance your life. Writing is a solitary task. Writing needs concentration and quiet.
Persisting With Bulldog Determination
Persisting With Bulldog Determination [Book excerpt from Successercising] by Rick Gettle ¨ 2003-2004 Ninety-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.
Want to start a publishing revolution?
Calling all publishers, editors, journalists and freelance writers. It's time to breathe more life into your copy.
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 .
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.
Boost Your Income With Trade Journals
Why would anyone want to write for trade journals? Aren't the topics too 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.
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.
Applying KISS Principle in Writing
I have added a new word to my vocabulary. Logorrhea.
10 Tips To Help You Pack More Power Into Your Business Writing
1. Before you write anything down define not what you want to say, but what your message must achieve.
How To Be A Published (Non-Fiction) Author
1. Turning your idea into a book. With non-fiction books the question of whether or not to write one has to be a business decision, rather as you would take over any new product or service.
How To Write More Powerful Reports
There is one key difference between reports and most other forms of business writing, and we get a hint of that in the word, "report". Whereas with many other forms of written comments you can be a little creative and put your own slant on your words, in a report you must not.
Five Golden Rules for Writers
Regardless of what sort of writer you are and how much you love to write, there are probably days when you'd rather clean ditches than face another blank page.As writers, we face common challenges; staying motivated and confident, avoiding "writer's block," and meeting goals (on time!) are some of the toughest.
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The Best Apps for Any Kind of Writing
Writing is a very personal practice, and as a result you have a million writing-focused apps to choose from. From distraction-free apps that take up your whole screen to feature-packed mainstays like Microsoft Word, we've put together a guide to help ...
Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies
Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer. His novels were ...
How Gabriel Garcia Marquez Became a Writer
How Marquez's 'Magic Realism' Captivated Indians!
Why Every Writer Needs Two Educations
After Marcus Burke, author of Team Seven, learned he'd been accepted to the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he got no Girls-style celebration. His basketball coaches and teammates at Susquehanna University were mostly baffled, even angered, by his literary ...
Kietzman to share creative writing tips
Midland Daily News
At this year's workshop, “The Writing Process: Making Average Writing Better than Average,” Kietzman will share how to improve creative writing skills, calling upon her 25 years of experience writing fiction. She has English and journalism degrees and ...
The Writing Room
When this restaurant was Elaine's, the food was beside the point. Think of the scene in “Manhattan” that took place there, in which Mariel Hemingway tells Woody Allen she needs to leave their double date early because she has an exam the next day.
Writing Gd is meant to sanctify
The Huntsville Times - al.com
Many traditional Jews write that term as a way of safeguarding the holiness of His name. Any writing with God's name can not be simply thrown away and must be buried, so this euphemism is used. That is also an argument against having "In God We Trust" ...
Students launch online writing community
A newly-launched website is hoping to create a home for students studying creative writing, cinema and screen studies and journalism. The website, titled “The Hub,” was launched as part of a creative writing class called Literary Citizenship, taught by ...
Hey, All You Wannabe Writers: Have I Got a Deal for You!
Two Out-of-Towners, Happily So
New York Times
Catherine Trieschmann Since I've moved to rural western Kansas, that world has definitely infused my writing. We're in the middle of nowhere. You drive past the Walmart in our town, and there's just nothing for miles in any direction. Eric Coble I grew ...
School board addresses cursive writing concerns
The Augusta Chronicle
Citing a “strong relationship between learning and writing cursive,” the Richmond County Board of Education on Thursday approved adjusting school curriculums to add 30 to 40 minutes of practicing cursive writing to classroom sessions.
2 Tips For Writing An 'Absolutely Brilliant' Resume
You tailor it to the specific job you're applying for and write a killer cover letter to boot. And yet, you never hear back. That's probably because it looked like a million other resumes out there. Serial entrepreneur James Caan says in a recent ...