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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

The Premise of Your Story

The Premise of Your Story Read more

Do You Need Liability Insurance?

Find out if you need individual liability insurance, and learn how to protect yourself from libel or invasion of privacy claims. Read more

The Core of a Good Editor-Writer Relationship

Michael Korda is both editor and writer — Another Life is his latest memoir. Speaking with interviewer Marsha Marks, he provides perspective from both sides of the editor’s desk. Read more

Knowing Your Copyrights

You may not be a copyright expert…but that’s OK. This guide will help you understand the basics to protect yourself. Read more

What to Do with an Idea Once You Have One

Greg Daugherty, former editor-in-chief of New Choices, offers magazine writers the following bit of advice on how to better market their writing. Read more

Self-Publishing: What to Do, When to Do It

When do you need an ISBN? When should you think about promotions? The godfather of self-publishing has the answers. Read more

Government Gold Mine

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. 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

Publishing Your Passion

Do you have a burning desire to publish your own magazine? Ignite that passion and distribute it for all to see. Read more

Agent Etiquette Dos and Don”ts

Excerpted from The Insider”s Guide to Getting an Agent, Lori Perkins gives her dos and don”ts when working with an agent. Read more

What Editors Won’t Tell You (But We Will)

There are some things you‘ll never read about in a publisher‘s writers‘ guidelines. You have to either hang around the editor‘s office and eavesdrop or find a friend who‘s able to extract … Read more

5 TIPS: How to Survive the Problem Editor!

A bad editor can make freelancing a nightmare. Find out how to build a workable relationship with even the most difficult editor. Read more

8 Basic Writing Blunders

These big-picture writing errors might make you cringe with recognition. But shake it off: Bestselling novelist Jerry B. Jenkins will help you fix them.

by Jerry B. Jenkins Read more

How to Get Article Ideas: Steal Them

Shoplift articles from all around you—including your own writing. Learn to purloin with the best of them, and keep your outbox and bank account full. Read more

Web Writing

3 Online editors give tips and advice on how to make it on the web. Read more

Earn More, Do Less

More money is right around the corner for freelance writers. Follow these tips to double your writing rates painlessly. Read more

Get Your Facts Straight

Endear yourself to editors by making your articles ruthlessly accurate. Here’s an insider’s guide to blazing through the fact-checking process. Read more

Is Electronic Publishing for You?

E-books haven’t set the world on fire yet, but they’re carving out a nice little niche. Read more

Arthur Golden on Revision

Arthur Golden on Revision Read more

Sling Your Web

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. Read more

Tips for Avoiding Redundancy

Tautologies pair synonymous words. “But” and “however” mean the same thing, so the phrase “but however” is redundant. A moment is by its nature brief, so we needn’t speak of a brief moment to be understood. You don’t have to explain the reason why when you can explain the reason, or when you can explain why. Read more

Crossing Over

Fiction and nonfiction writers have a lot to teach each other about the craft. Here’s how writing in both genres will make you that much better. Read more

Reality Bites

Use real people, places and things in your writing without getting into trouble. Read more

4 Things to Know Before You Go

Use this expert’s advice to make the most of
your agent and editor meetings at writers conferences this year.
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