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For Beginners: Ten Ways To Prepare To Get Published


(Skip directly to ten for the fastest shortcut!)Like any field, excellent writing requires study, practice and mentorship. Very few successful authors ever published their first draft of their first work.

Platform Development Tip #1: Switch Writing Hats!


Around eighty percent of nonfiction books today are written by "experts," that is people who have a) earned credentials in the field they're writing about, b) germinated information via articles, live presentations or other media, or c) had extraordinary, unique or memorably told life experiences relevant to their topic.For an autobiographical work, such as a memoir, an author needn't have any special expertise-she is the foremost authority on her own life.

Taming The Book Proposal


Taming the Book Proposal: The BasicsOh, that most maddening of documents! For so many of us eager to move forward with our nonfiction projects, it looms large like a guard at the queen's castle, blocking the path to publication. Its perfection eludes us yet it stands there teasing, "Complete me, or your manuscript will never see the light of day, mwahahahaha!"In truth, that's a lie.

Getting Published Is Different For Everyone: Two Paths Among Many


One obvious question that can get overlooked in the process of seeking publication is, Why do you want to publish this book, article, story or poem? Most likely, the answer involves some combination of artistic or spiritual vision, desire for recognition, need to communicate an idea or body of knowledge, feeling a compelling urge to shift consciousness around a particular topic, seeing a knowledge gap in the general society and feeling called to fill it, and of course receiving a little or a lot of financial compensation for one's efforts.As writers, as creative people, it can be difficult to join the artistic and spiritual sides of what drives us with the practical and business concerns.

The Arrogant Writer: Five Ways To Nurture and Defend Your Muse


Arrogance has a bad rap. We think of arrogant people as unpleasant to be around, full of themselves, and incapable of taking an interest in anyone else.

Suspense Novels Made Easy


Suspense novels are probably the easiest novels to write. Suspense novels require a simple formula, which will make your work truly suspenseful.

Writers: Dr. Phil Goes Fishing with Oprah in His Tackle Box, Shouldn't You?


Dr. Phil's Life Strategies, #1 New York Times Bestseller catches us on page one.

Suspense Novels Need Fast Starts


Suspense novels, unlike any other genre, need fast starts. Fans of suspense novels or their close relatives, thrillers, detective stories and mysteries, expect a fast-paced read.

7 Devastating Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


Writing engaging articles and energizing ad copy takes more than just typing out what you want to say. By correcting these major mistakes, your copy will soar to newfound heights.

Mind Mapping Your Journal Entries


Clustering, also called Mind Mapping, is a great way to savespace and time when you journal. For those of you thataren't familiar with Mind Mapping, you can search in Googleon the words or reading one of Tony Buzan's (the creator)books.

Getting Past The Shoulds To Write


During the past few months I have received many questions asto how I have gone from an unknown writer to over comingsociety's adversarial thoughts on what writing should be andbecome a well known writer. So, today, I was inspired towrite on this.

The Practice of Writing


Virgil, the great Roman poet, wrote "Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art." From this we can assume that practice comes before thought, and so it is with present day writers.

The Daily Rite


If you want to be a writer, then you must write - you must write something every day.If possible, have an established time to write every day.

The Iniquitous Slip


All the famous writers I heard of could paper the walls of their offices with rejection notices.Rejection slips are the bane of all writers, yet they are inevitable.

The Blank Mind


Many writers stare at the blank page or clean computer screen and wait for inspiration with a feeling of hopelessness. That white page or screen is always a struggle to fill, and it probably will always be for most writers. More Articles from Writing Information:
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