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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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There's an Award for Comprehensible Writing in Government. Guess Who Won. - Mother Jones

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There's an Award for Comprehensible Writing in Government. Guess Who Won.
Mother Jones
Bruce Braley (D-Iowa)—now a candidate for US Senate—pushed the Plain Writing Act through Congress and across the president's desk. The law requires agencies to emphasize "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use.".

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Writing through the noise - Duke Chronicle

Writing through the noise
Duke Chronicle
I've been “writing” this last column in my head for weeks now. Little bits and pieces of incoherent thoughts pop up here and there, but the pieces are scattered and out of place. I've always found the hardest thing about writing to be cementing a ...


Q&A: Craig Mod on making writing more mobile-friendly and where digital ... - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Q&A: Craig Mod on making writing more mobile-friendly and where digital ...
Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
He's also spends no small amount of time thinking — and writing — about the future of publishing and the ways technology is transforming how we write and what we read. Given that he often finds himself shuttling between New York, Tokyo, and San ...


Before You Can Write a Good Plot, You Need to Write a Good Place - The Atlantic

Before You Can Write a Good Plot, You Need to Write a Good Place
The Atlantic
... she's fascinated by the way our surroundings shape us. In her interview for this series, the author of The Cold Song used a short story by Alice Munro to illustrate the way setting drives her writing, and how place and memory help dictate the ...


Story and Sound: Mozart would be writing the World of Warcraft - Joystiq

Story and Sound: Mozart would be writing the World of Warcraft
Joystiq
We then started writing these stories on our walls for future generations -- just pictures at this point. As a species we advanced quickly to create more complex linguistic syntax and began telling more complex stories of gods and demons. These were ...

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How to avoid common mistakes in science writing - The Guardian

The Guardian

How to avoid common mistakes in science writing
The Guardian
In science writing, as in life, a good checklist can prevent embarrassing mistakes. Here is one that will help you dodge some common pitfalls. The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, in association with the Guardian and the Observer, is open for entries.


BJ Novak: Social Media Is Making Better Writers - Mashable

BJ Novak: Social Media Is Making Better Writers
Mashable
As a result of this piecemeal mode of writing, One More Thing contains a diverse mix of characters, moods, and writing styles. Some stories, such as the book's final tale "J.C. Audetat, Translator of Don Quixote," are solemn explorations ranging from ...

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Want to Be a Better Writer? Read More. - Huffington Post

Want to Be a Better Writer? Read More.
Huffington Post
"It usually helps me write by reading -- somehow the reading gear in your head turns the writing gear." -Steven Wright. Reading is fashionable. Again. It's cool. We bet you all can find many statements about how good and useful reading is, how much it ...


8 Writing Strategies for People Who Say They Can't Write - Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur

8 Writing Strategies for People Who Say They Can't Write
Entrepreneur
If you want to launch and grow a business, chances are you're going to have to put words on the page. Probably many words on many pages. Which means there's no room for saying you "hate writing" or "can't write." In many cases, the more important the ...


Two “Inside Writing and Publishing” Workshops Left At Schaumburg Township ... - Chicago Tribune

Two “Inside Writing and Publishing” Workshops Left At Schaumburg Township ...
Chicago Tribune
Aspiring writers and seasoned authors alike are invited to attend the two remaining workshops in the "Inside Writing and Publishing" series offered annually at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg. The workshops are ...

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