Bestselling writer Sharyn McCrumb's thoughts and advice on procrastination and how to escape it.
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.
Having trouble getting started with a piece of writing? Listen to the pump-priming ideas of some of today's hottest writers, as told to Anne Collette.
Getting To "The End"
For National Book Award winner Alice McDermott
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The Freedom of Information Act allows you access to an array of documents to help you research your next story. Here, WD's legal expert tells you how to get them.
Need to get an insider's viewpoint on a specialty topic? You don't need no stinkin' expert. Immerse yourself in the subject at hand, then be your own insider. These three writers prove the efforts are well worth it.
Most of the experts will tell you that if a magazine editor rejects your idea, send it on to the next prospect on your list. This freelancer says you shouldn't give up too quickly on No. 1.
3 Online editors give tips and advice on how to make it on the web.
Action and movement are essential keys to any good story. In Stephen Wilbers'', Keys to Great Writing, the author discusses style, precision, structure, grammar, punctuation and, of course, developing movement.
One author shares his tried-and-true principles for making good writing better.
by Steven Goldsberry
Learn exactly what constitutes conflict, action and suspense, how they relate to other important ingredients in your story, and—perhaps most important—how to manipulate them.
by William Noble
Our new grammar guru shows you how to avoid receiving the Naughtiest Writing Habit Award.
Your opening sentence sets the tone for your entrymake it strong and true.
Surround Yourself With Good Resources
Step 1 of Raymond Obstfeld's "4-Step Method" to revising your work.
It''s Not Just What You Say, But How
Is writing something you can't NOT do? If so, you're on the right track, as the case of writer Christine Byl