Writing Goal

Setting Your Sites

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.

Ready for Takeoff?

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.

3 Tips for Developing Solid Dialogue

Dialogue is perhaps the most important characterization tool at a fiction writer's disposal; unfortunately, it is also one of the most difficult techniques to do well. Stiff, unnatural or overdone dialogue can doom the liveliest characters or stall the most exciting plot. But great dialogue can propel your characters and story off the page,...

Get Connected

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.

Bidding War

Are freelance-bidding sites helpful to professional writers—or are they online dollar stores where clients shop for cheap labor?

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.