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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Word

How do you choose the right word for the right situation? The most powerful words tend to be the shortest and, not coincidentally, the ones most basic to the English language. Words like kin, thanks and small, for instance, are deeply rooted in Old English before A.D. 1000, while words like relatives (from the...

Is the Book Dead?

With all things electronic demanding our attention, with new media like e-books becoming more common and more sophisticated, is the ancient book dead. Hardly. Read why.

Upon Further Review: Opinions

Should you show your article to a source before publication? We asked about two dozen writers and editors if they'd ever done so; if so, what the circumstance and result were; and if not, why not.

Your Grand Finale

Hang in there! You can finesse your way to the end of your first draft with advice from novelists who've been there and lived to tell another tale.

More Bang for Your Buck

Some of the keys to building a successful writing career cost money—a novelty most writers can't afford to waste. Here's how to invest in your career wisely.