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How to Improve Writing Skills

You have the drive, you have the passion, and you’re more than willing to put in the time it takes to finish a manuscript. But you also want to make sure your work is clean, compelling, and perfectly structured. Help for doing just that can be found right here.

Successful Query Letters

While there is no formula for the perfect query letter, all successful queries share certain qualities. Take a look at these tips from the Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal Workshop from WritersOnlineWorkshops.com Read more

Advice From First Novelists on Getting Published

What’s one of the best ways to get published? Read more

7 Laws of Comedy Writing

Writing humor is subjective and challenging—thankfully, there are many ways to create it. How to Write Funny provides advice, insights and humor from more that twenty writers with a gift for making readers laugh Read more

Your Writing Plan

Looking for ways to streamline the process of interviewing sources? Writers Joe Feiertag and Mary Carmen Cupito offer up some helpful hints. Read more

Tips for Helping Your Stories Come Alive

If your fiction seems to lack punch, perhaps the problem is not with your plot, but rather with your descriptions. Here are three tips taken from Monica Wood”s book Description to help you inject more life into your stories. Read more

Find Out if You’re a Good Writer

Here is tip #3 of 4 in Raymond Obstfeld’s “4 Tips to Find Out if You’re a Good Writer” in the latest issue of Start Writing Now. Read more

What”s Your Theme?

What is your story really about? Read more

Change Your Point of View

Writing in a specific point of view enables you to convey all the impressions and information you desire. Here are two exerices excerpted from Mastering Point of View. Read more

What Christine Byl can’t not do

Is writing something you can’t NOT do? If so, you’re on the right track, as the case of writer Christine Byl Read more

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