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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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13 steps to writing effective content
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Queen of crime writing PD James dies at 94
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Because of the quality and careful structure of her writing β€” and her elegant, intellectual detective Dalgliesh β€” she was at first seen as a natural successor to writers like Dorothy L. Sayers, creator of Lord Peter Wimsey, in the between-the-wars ...
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To Get Over Something, Write About It
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In one of my leadership development workshops, we invited participants to write up and present an account of a difficult experience. We ended up with more than we had expected when Simon, a senior executive at an oil company, told the group about a ...

A Passion for Writing, About War and Love, Is Celebrated Decades Later
New York Times
Mr. Donaldson, who died last month at 95, kept carrying mail and writing. Not only novels β€” a few of which survive as manuscripts, not ashes β€” but also stories and poems that include verses written from the battlefields of Europe during World War II ...

Writing to the Beat
New York Times (blog)
Discounting the time Mr. Thomas threw me out of English class for tapping out a bossa nova beat on my desk to back up his reading of β€œThe Canterbury Tales,” it took years for me to appreciate the relationship between rhythm and writing, and years more ...

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As writers and content marketers, we are expected to be a veritable fountain of unending creativity. Every second we are awake we are supposed to be pumping out ideas like they are going out of style. And we might wish that to be true, but fact of the ...


Japanese paper apologizes for writing 'sex slaves' instead of 'comfort women'
Il Chul Kang, 86, wipes tears during the dedication of a monument to sex slaves called "comfort women," Asian women who were forced into prostitution during World War II, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Union City, New Jersey. Kang, one of two women from ...

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Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Book Collector
A rider enters the woods in this week's Concept Art Writing Prompt with a book on the brain. What story will you write about this questing figure and the book-lugging creature they encounter? This intriguing illustration is by artist Ben Hillman (and ...

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Computers Are Writing Novels: Read A Few Samples Here
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Right now, in a play on a human literary contest, around a hundred people are writing computer programs that will write texts for them, the Verge says. It's a response to November's National Novel Writing Month, an annual challenge that gets people to ...

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Gestation of Ideas: On Vertical Writing and Living
The Millions
Tobias Wolff said that before Andre Dubus became his friend, β€œhe was one of my masters, in the unwitting way that writers sometimes serve as masters to others.” Wolff thought Dubus was the rare writer whose prose β€œwas at the same time intensely ...

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