Beware the slinging of slang: One man's compliment may be another man's defamation suit.
Ask for more money without stepping on your editor's toes.
Before signing an e-publishing contract, there are five important issues that you need to understand.
Discover the real deal about display sites that seem too good to be true.
With a bit of imagination and initiative, you can gain publicity for your book without emptying your bank account.
Your opening sentence sets the tone for your entrymake it strong and true.
Clarity, the often unnoticed foundation of your writing, is crucial if you want readers to finish your story. Learn to see what the reader sees.
Aching to earn that creative-writing degree that got away? It's never too late to prove you've got the write stuffespecially if you have real-world experience under your belt.
Although e-mail can be a time saver for writers, never underestimate the power of etiquette in the age of the Internet.
Secure a distributor! Your book will get into chain stores, and you will have free time to pursue more lucrative, non-traditional markets.
Greeting Card Markets
Once limited to street-corner sales, hip-hop lit now can be found in major bookstoresand mainstream publishers are taking note.
What is your story really about?
It''s Not Just What You Say, But How
Here are seven must-know strategies to create an enticing, business-focused Web site.
If you decide to leave the corporate world and start a full-time freelancing career, you'll need to know how to obtain good health insurance.
The fourth quarter is no time for desperate strategies. Take some advice and make the end of the year a time for careful tax planning.
Advice for fiction writers and poets on getting published.
Author Paul Raymond Martin gives the following tips for brave writers not afraid to aggressively promote their own books.
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.
Basing a fictional character on a real person or including family secrets in your memoir could land you in court.
4 Tips for Standard Manuscript Submission
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