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Michael Korda is both editor and writer Another Life is his latest memoir. Speaking with interviewer Marsha Marks, he provides perspective from both sides of the editor's desk.
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Greg Daugherty, former editor-in-chief of New Choices, offers magazine writers the following bit of advice on how to better market their writing.
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The Freedom of Information Act allows you access to an array of documents to help you research your next story. Here, WD's legal expert tells you how to get them.
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Excerpted from The Insider''s Guide to Getting an Agent, Lori Perkins gives her dos and don''ts when working with an agent.
There are some things you‘ll never read about in a publisher‘s writers‘ guidelines. You have to either hang around the editor‘s office and eavesdrop or find a friend who‘s able to extract the editor‘s deep, dark secrets. Luckily, you have the latter. We asked editors what they‘d say to writers if they could talk...
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by Jerry B. Jenkins
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3 Online editors give tips and advice on how to make it on the web.
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E-books haven't set the world on fire yet, but they're carving out a nice little niche.
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Tautologies pair synonymous words. "But" and "however" mean the same thing, so the phrase "but however" is redundant. A moment is by its nature brief, so we needn't speak of a brief moment to be understood. You don't have to explain the reason why when you can explain the reason, or when you can...
Fiction and nonfiction writers have a lot to teach each other about the craft. Here's how writing in both genres will make you that much better.
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