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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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When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself - NPR (blog)

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When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself
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In the past year, my first in a prestigious Ph.D. program in creative writing and literature, I have often felt conspicuous as a writer of color. I have felt a responsibility to speak up when race is discussed, but I have also resented this ...


6 Things for Children to Understand About Writing and 4 Ways to Help Them Get ... - Huffington Post (blog)

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Marked 2 review: Preview and improve your online writing on the fly - Macworld

Marked 2 review: Preview and improve your online writing on the fly
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Many of us here at Macworld are fans of Markdown, a nifty markup language that lets you write for the Web using plain text and a simple formatting syntax. We also frequently write in HTML. But one of the challenges in writing in these “languages,” if ...

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WORDS FOR PICTURES: Making and Writing Comics with BRIAN MICHAEL ... - Newsarama

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WORDS FOR PICTURES: Making and Writing Comics with BRIAN MICHAEL ...
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In the first part of our interview with Brian Michael Bendis – author of the making comics for writers textbook – the discussion centered on his experience as a comics writing course professor as well as giving some glimpses into the roundtables that ...
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Problems with state writing test prompts education officials to toss results - Lincoln Journal Star

Problems with state writing test prompts education officials to toss results
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Administered in February, fourth graders took the test with paper and pencil, but eighth- and 11-graders took it online and faced a host of problems — repeatedly getting kicked offline while writing, not being able to log on and losing portions of ...


I'm Literally Writing About The Internet of Things - Forbes

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I'm Literally Writing About The Internet of Things
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But I believe the real reason I haven't written is that I have dispassionately lacked the technological inspiration to do so. I'm writing now however because I am becoming increasingly obsessed with the integration of digital and physical experiences ...


Zach Braff on Kickstarter, writing what you know, and advice for aspiring ... - UT The Daily Texan

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Zach Braff on Kickstarter, writing what you know, and advice for aspiring ...
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With his 2004 feature debut, “Garden State,” Zach Braff established himself as an intriguing voice in indie cinema — sensitive, quirky and with a great ear for music. Ten years later, he returns with “Wish I Was Here,” a spiritual sequel to “Garden ...

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Yoga, writing workshop for those diagnosed with cancer - The Recorder

Yoga, writing workshop for those diagnosed with cancer
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SHELBURNE FALLS — Twenty years ago, Pam Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer. Every week through treatment and rehabilitation, Roberts attended a writing workshop, where she found that no matter what prompt was given, she'd write about her ...


JK Rowling Is Writing Many More Books In The Future (Yay!) But They're Not ... - PerezHilton.com

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JK Rowling Is Writing Many More Books In The Future (Yay!) But They're Not ...
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'I really love writing these books, so I don't know that I've got an end point in mind. One of the things I absolutely love about this genre is that, unlike Harry, where there was an overarching story, a beginning and an end, you're talking about ...
JK Rowling plans crime book spreeBBC News
JK Rowling is star turn at Harrogate Crime Writing FestivalThe Press, York
JK Rowling has at least six more Cormoran Strike novels plannedUPI.com
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In Writing, Nadine Gordimer Explored Why We're All Here - NPR

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In Writing, Nadine Gordimer Explored Why We're All Here
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"I am not a political person by nature," Nadine Gordimer once said. "I don't suppose, if I had lived elsewhere, my writing would have reflected politics." Gordimer was born in South Africa in the early 1920s, into a society divided and identified by ...


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