Endear yourself to editors by making your articles ruthlessly accurate. Here's an insider's guide to blazing through the fact-checking process.
E-books haven't set the world on fire yet, but they're carving out a nice little niche.
Arthur Golden on Revision
It takes more than good writing to get readers to notice. Here are tricks and tips to use today's technology to promote your work.
Most writers try to avoid flashbacks, but if you just can't resist sending your readers back in time, fiction columnist Nancy Kress has some advice. Kress explains what makes a flashback work, and how to perfect your own time traveling techniques.
What's one of the best ways to get published?
Hook readers from the start with an intriguing question.
Use real people, places and things in your writing without getting into trouble.
Use this expert's advice to make the most of your agent and editor meetings at writers conferences this year.
The incredible growth of electronic communication and the rise of the e-publishing industry over the last few years are altering the way books get published. Attorney and author Howard Zaharoff offers tips on negotiating your next book publishing contract with specific regards to electronic rights.
The time is nigh: If you don't have a presence on the Web, you're going to get left behind. Here's why your website can be the key to your writing career, and how to do a site right.
Pitch Books With Grace
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.
Use this planner to help build an intense plot to your story.
This month launches the second year of Zine Scene. For those of you just aboard, let us take a moment to tell you what it's all about.
Mike Po, as president and A&R of Limited Potential Records, discovered acts such as Smashing Pumpkins, Brainiac and Catherine.
Promote your work by voicing your way to the top of the radio airwaves.
You don't have to be female or have drawers full of published clips to break into major women's markets.
Getting To "The End"
Using Direct Quotes
Excerpts from Robert Bly's book, Write More, Sell More on ways to earn more money.
Publishing has its ups and downs, but writers can find stasis in online communities. Read about three groups that provide more than just a place to commiserate about editors.
Are freelance-bidding sites helpful to professional writersor are they online dollar stores where clients shop for cheap labor?
Give your freelance career a boost with a time-honored tactic for scoring a second writing job as soon as you've finished the first.
Get inside the life of agent Laurie Liss and learn what to send an agent's way.