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M.F.A. Dreams

Aching to earn that creative-writing degree that got away? It's never too late to prove you've got the write stuff—especially if you have real-world experience under your belt.

E-Etiquette

Although e-mail can be a time saver for writers, never underestimate the power of etiquette in the age of the Internet.

The Temporary Expert

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.

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...