Prepare yourself and your work before trying to contact an agent with this 10-step checklist for fiction writers.
Considering the incredible rise in popularity of e-mail communication, it seems inevitable that one day expensive and time-consuming traditional queries will soon be replaced by the cheap and speedy e-query. For those of you wishing to liberate yourselves from the shackles of expensive paper and SASEs, here are a few tips on producing...
No one wants his or her self-published book to fail. In the new issue of Publishing Success, learn to avoid eight of the most common mistakes and make sure that your book is a success.
One author shares his tried-and-true principles for making good writing better.
by Steven Goldsberry
Shoplift articles from all around youincluding your own writing. Learn to purloin with the best of them, and keep your outbox and bank account full.
3 Online editors give tips and advice on how to make it on the web.
6 Tips for Working with Editors
Should print-on-demand companies take a more aggressive role in weeding out unsavory business practices in their industry?
Abigail Seymour gives advice on photography when marketing your magazine nonfiction.
What does a young writer have to do to break into this business, anyway? Follow our new columnist as he finds out.
Questions & Quandaries
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.
Q: While I’ve read several sites referred to as “blogs,” I’m not really sure what a blog is. What is a blog? —Christopher B. A: From writers at award-winning newspapers, to magazine editors to your neighbor’s teenage son, almost everyone seems to have a blog these days. But ask three people what a blog...
Is writing something you can't NOT do? If so, you're on the right track, as the case of writer Christine Byl