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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.
A writer's ability to describe his or her story's surroundings, to make their settings and characters spring alive in the mind of the reader, is critical to the success of any piece of fiction. Here are four tips from Monica Wood, author of Description to help you squeeze the right amount of flavor...
Improve your writing and expand your network of writing friends by joining a critique group you can attend from the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
Voice And Dialect
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.
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...
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Basing a fictional character on a real person or including family secrets in your memoir could land you in court.
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