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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.

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 longas no changes are made and the byline, copyright, and theresource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- How to Catch the Writing Bug By Stephen Bucaro If you earn income as a writer, or use writing as amarketing tool, you know how difficult it can be at timesto write.

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 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 © 2003-2004Ninety-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.

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 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.

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 bookWith 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 comms 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 Guardian

Overcoming writer's block: three tips
The Guardian
A common thread in conversations about how difficult academic writing can be is the persistent feeling of not being ready to write. Or not being good enough to write. While academics and PhD students might not call this writer's block, they talk a lot ...



MLive.com

Muslim UM student says he faced backlash for writing conservative column
MLive.com
In a symbolic gesture, some of the words were written with black marker on a printout of Mahmood's column, "Do the Left Thing," which started it all. Mahmood wrote the column for the Michigan Review back in November, at which time he was told he had to ...



New York Times

Jane Pratt on Why Writing for Young Women Never Gets Old
New York Times
It's a place where women get harassed more than ever before — but then it's also a place where I could have this woman, Brianna Wu, write a story about her GamerGate harassment and then create a lot of awareness about the issue. Over all I would say ...



Deseret News

Different reasons drive Utah writers to participate in National Novel Writing ...
Deseret News
Participants in National Novel Writing Month congregate at the Dragon's Keep in Orem for a Come Write In in November. A Come Write In is an event where participants from a particular region gather together to write, each person working on the novel he ...

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Here are the winners of the 2014 Bruce Coville Holiday Writing Contest
Syracuse.com
More than 500 children from across Central New York entered this year's Bruce Coville Holiday story writing contest. Two weeks ago, we published the beginning of a story written by Coville, Syracuse's celebrated author of children's books, and entrants ...



NJ.com

Rowan University's Writing Arts Program offers $35000 in scholarships to ...
NJ.com
GLASSBORO — Incoming freshman writers Rowan University now have an opportunity to achieve a new scholarship to go toward the writing arts program, officials said. For students who are passionate about writing, there are $35,000 in scholarships to be ...



The Spokesman Review

Top teen stories in the 2014 Outdoor Writing Contest
The Spokesman Review
A story by Keely Liles, a junior at Mead High School, has been judged the best of 85 entries to win The Spokesman-Review's 2014 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school students. In Paddle Tap, Liles straightens out her thinking about canoeing through ...

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Monroe Engel, 93; novelist, longtime writing teacher at Harvard
Boston Globe
“As a writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, Engel has lived on a plot of middle ground somewhere between his two professions. He has lived near Harvard for many years now, but never fully in it. By writing and living outside the university, he ...

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The Desert Sun

Valley Voice: Writers guild can help tell your story
The Desert Sun
For almost 37 years The Palm Springs Writers Guild has been the resource of tools required to move that story out of your head and onto the page. From novice to professional, it's a fellowship of writers helping writers. Evolving from 18 local writers ...



ChicagoNow (blog)

Interview with Bradbury Biographer Sam Weller
ChicagoNow (blog)
My very first post on this blog was an incomplete "The Fog Horn" parody that I wrote, originally written by Bradbury. It's a lovely short story about a forlorn dinosaur in love with the sound of a fog horn that he has mistaken for the call of his mate ...


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