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.
Pitch Books With Grace
A few tips you can use to avoid the words that irk editors.
Our new grammar guru shows you how to avoid receiving the Naughtiest Writing Habit Award.
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.
Mike Po, as president and A&R of Limited Potential Records, discovered acts such as Smashing Pumpkins, Brainiac and Catherine.
Promote your work by voicing your way to the top of the radio airwaves.
You don't have to be female or have drawers full of published clips to break into major women's markets.
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,...
Translating a flash of inspiration into a compelling story requires careful crafting. Nancy Kress
Excerpts from Robert Bly's book, Write More, Sell More on ways to earn more money.
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.
Are freelance-bidding sites helpful to professional writersor are they online dollar stores where clients shop for cheap labor?
Give your freelance career a boost with a time-honored tactic for scoring a second writing job as soon as you've finished the first.
Get inside the life of agent Laurie Liss and learn what to send an agent's way.
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.
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.
What is your story really about?
It''s Not Just What You Say, But How
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.