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Become the Writer You Always Dreamed of Being


So you want to be a writer, except you don't know where to begin. Heck you can't even think of something to write about let alone how you're going to get paid for writing.

Advice for New Writers


With the advent of email communications in the workplace, it's not uncommon to exchange dozens of messages daily. Sometimes, I sense a writer's "voice" in such messages.

Using Technology to Improve Your Final Draft


One Saturday afternoon, I sat in a packed conference room with about 150 other would be writers, listening to a conference instructor tell us the keys to self-editing our manuscripts. The number of people in the room spoke to how important it is to make sure your work is crisp, and as close to publishable as possible.

Time to Write


SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER?Many people have entertained the idea of being a writer. They feel the passion to write.

The Authors Life: 14 Hints on Creating a Career Plan


1. Remember publication is a business; writing is an art.

Uncommon Advice for Beginning Novelists


1) Convince yourself you want to do something else. If you don't succeed, proceed to number 2.

Ten Ways to Get Cheap (and Free) Magazine Samples


1 - Join a reading or writing group. Ask members to bring in theiralready-read magazines and have an exchange.

First Priority


No matter what you are writing, the first priority is write the first draft.Most writers procrastinate.

Journaling


How many of you take the time to really write down your thoughts?Do you know that journaling not only lets you "work" out problems but releases tension and gets the problem off your mind.I started journaling about 10 years ago right after I had my first son.

Are You Feeling Dash-ing? Using Punctuation for Effect and Influence


The dash--that curious mark of punctuation people use in their email and letters. Not the hyphen (-), but the dash (--).

Groundbreaking Work


Every writer knows that the urge to write is not always present. As a result, the dedicated writer writes anyway.

Six Tips for Submitting Fiction - if you want it to get published


You can learn a lot about what it takes to place a story in an ezine by starting up one of your own.Last month I started work on a new ezine for writers, which I intended to use to publish high-quality, contemporary fiction, from writers all over the world.

Proof Positive: the importance of proofreading


Last week I was having a quick browse on eBay when something caught my eye. "Black patient shoes!" screamed the headline.

Revising Your Manuscript: Fourteen Questions to Ask Yourself


1) Can you summarize the story in about a sentence or two?Example:Three daughters try desperately to save their father from his conniving new wife.A cop has to fight a losing battle with the bottle and discover the identity of a serial killer.

How To Write Your Book Within A Week


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