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.
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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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Want to Become a Writer? How to Set Up Your Writing Area
Amy Kierce is a freelance writer/editor who has worked full-time as an editor for PARADE, Ladies' Home Journal, and Victoria. She is pitching a novel as we speak. Her blog, CIRCA-77, chronicles her adventures as a kid of the '70s, when playtime was ...
STUDY: Reviewers Find More Errors In Your Writing If They Think You're Black
Based on findings from a previous study that revealed supervising lawyers are more likely than not to perceive African-American writers as having subpar writing skills when compared to their Caucasian counterparts, the researchers attempted to confirm ...
Everyone Should Teach Writing
Inside Higher Ed
Most of my faculty colleagues agree that Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), in which the task of teaching writing is one assigned to all professors, not just those who teach English or composition, is an important academic concept. If we had a WAC ...
The best focused-writing apps for OS X
If you use a Mac, you work with text. Your documents may be short (tweets and iMessages) or long (reports, stories, or even novels), but you need an app to handle that text. Depending on the type of writing you do, you may want something as simple as a ...
Conference to prepare for teaching argument writing in grades 6-12
UMSL Daily (blog)
Developing students' ability to write an argument has become a focus for preparing students for college and career readiness. Writing logical arguments based on substantive claims, sound reasoning, and relevant evidence is a cornerstone of the Common ...
The Literary Road Show: Giving Writers Feedback and Support, not Statistics ...
After writing several articles about the merits of self-publishing, I was invited to moderate a panel on self-publishing at a prestigious annual writers' conference at Hunter College in New York City. The conference follows three days of writing ...
Eddie George -- I'm Writing a 1-Man Hip Hop Show ... About My Life
Eddie George tells TMZ Sports ... he's writing a 1-man stage show about his life ... complete with Shakespeare and hip hop ... and hopes to perform it later this year. George has been focused on the theater ever since he hung up his cleats in 2004 ...
Eddie George Writing One-Man Play on His Life
To Escape The Slog Of Writing, Kurt Vonnegut Made These Great Drawings
The writer found drawing to be an escape from the daily slog of putting words on the page. “My own means of making a living is essentially clerical, and hence tedious and constipating. The making of pictures is to writing what laughing gas is to the ...
Kurt Vonnegut Drawings Show Author's Playful Side
Home school students win writing contest prize
Lincoln Journal Star
A cooperative writing effort involving two home schools in Lincoln won second place and $750 in Mastering Money Basics, a financial writing contest for Nebraska students in grades K-5, the ACCESS board announced. The story, titled “Saving Makes Cents,” ...
Writing is bad for your wealth
I GREW up in Washington, D.C., a few doors down from Rowland Evans, a widely syndicated newspaper columnist. One day Mr. Evans dropped off a book he had written. I remember my father examining the front and back covers, skeptically. “There's no ...