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Publishers highly value those authors who know how to market their own work. Propose your ideas in a synopsis to gain that competitive edge.
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All paper is not created equal. Yes, you could write in 39 ? school notebooks, but your journal should be recorded on a medium that will endure.
Do you still have first-time rights to your work if it's been printed in blogs, e-zines or tiny defunct journals? Well, the rules aren't so black and white any more.
To keep your finger on the pulse of your story's category, consider the benefits of these national writing associations.
Dish up good representation for your book by adding three key ingredients to that next query letter.
Want to write tight, lean prose devoid of errors? Learn how to be your own copy editor with these 22 tips.
Got padding? Read on to find out how small-scale surgery can transform your draft into lean, salable fiction.
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.
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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.
Land more writing clients by taking advantage of the latest (and easiest) marketing tool.
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How to choose a readable font (typeface) for printing out your manuscript from the morass of fonts that are available to computer users.
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Use this checklist before you head out the door to your book signing.
The old rules don't apply anymore. So what's an author gotta do to get noticed around here?
School's finished, the diploma's on the wall and you're out in the working world—so what now? Hit the ground running and start your writing life.
"Dialogue not only keeps young readers engrossed in the action, but also makes the page appear less formidable by breaking up the text." That's one of the tips from Tracey Dils, author of You Can Write Children's Books. Read more tips here.