Writing Information

Beginnings


Just about everyone is familiar with this beginning: "In the beginning God created the heavens and earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep .

The Hard Facts About Editing


Whether you're interviewing for a new job, trying to woo a love interest on a first date, selling your work on the Internet, or submitting a query to an editor, you can never make a second first impression. It's true.

Dreading the Writing Assignment? Outlines to the Rescue


Writing technical articles is a challenge. There you sit, surrounded by reams of research, notes and interviews.

6 Ways to Leverage Technical Articles


Technology vendors often contribute bylined articles to trade journals. The articles are great exposure for these companies but they don't come cheap - the trades rarely pay for these articles but the vendors spend time and resources to assign pieces, write them, approve them and submit them.

Seven Compelling Reasons to Get Your Name on a Book Cover


Have you ever considered writing a book? If so, maybe you've already established firmly in mind your exact purpose for becoming an author. Your reasons may match one or more of those below.

Need a Book Coach, Ghost Writer, or Editor? Part 2


If you either want to write a book to help others create a better life and boost business or you already have your book nearly finished, you may need book coaching to answer all of your questions "What step to take next?"Know Your Editing ChoicesLine editing. Use this final professional edit after you have already revised your work three times.

Five EASY Ways to Improve Your Business Writing


Have you ever wondered why some people can make millions writing books, and others (maybe you) can't even complete a simple business letter worth reading? Sure, natural talent probably accounts for some of their writing success. But really the best-selling authors achieved that level of success by devoting serious time and effort to perfecting their craft.

Understanding The First Rule Of Writing - Before You Start The Great American Book


Chaos and confusion come when established rules and procedures are not followed. Even mixing and matching systems to favor one's own position can cause a great deal of consternation.

On Writing and Poetry: Harry Calhoun in Conversation


"This is just brilliant. The whole interview is incredible? I'm? REALLY appreciative of some seriously good advice from a fellow writer.

Pages: Your Book of Life


Many of us dream of writing a book. Why not.

Piecing It All Together


There's a little known secret we writers like to keep to ourselves, because we fear that if word got out, readers would immediately become disillusioned and abandon us. It's not as bad as a reviewer spoiling a twist in the plot of a book, I suppose.

Why I Write Horror


These are some of the snapshots I carry with me: My father coming up to visit me after first being diagnosed with leukemia. The visit was a surprise, and he brought a new computer with him.

10 Tips on How to Cultivate Relationships with Editors


If you are an aspiring writer, or you simply want to augment your professional qualifications by publishing material related to your field of expertise, listen up. Here are a few tips that will help ingratiate you in the hearts and minds of editors.

Self-examination vs Self-indulgence


Self-examination is brutally honest. Self-indulgence is brutally maudlin.

Starting a Local Writers Group


My husband is no poet, so when I offer my carefully pruned poetry for him to review, I get the usual and unsatisfying reply: "That' nice sweetie." Furthermore, he could care less about whom the Poet Laureate is and why I love his smoke pit conversation type poems. More Articles from Writing Information:
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