Use this planner to help build an intense plot to your story.
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.
Getting To "The End"
Using Direct Quotes
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.
Keep your audience reading by closing paragraphs and chapters with dramatic crescendos.
Whether you're writing a script, speech or novel, the first question is the same: What's your story about? Take the following quiz to answer this question.
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.
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.
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