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Chris Anderson thinks you should consider giving your book away. Here’s why.
by Jordan E. Rosenfeld
Before you are in a position to land a book deal, you need to construct a platform that will build your future book's readership, project your professionalism, and attract the interest of editors and agents.
Whether you build it yourself or hire a designer, your website can do more than bring you into the 21st century—it can be an invaluable part of your marketing arsenal.
by Linda Formichelli
Composing a good query letter is vital to getting an agent hooked on a self-published book.
Looking for an agent? Here are 28 reps willing to work with new writers and give your manuscript a fair shake. (Expanded Edition)
By Chuck Sambuchino
Before you dive in, check out these essential tips on submitting your work to an agent.
by Chuck Sambuchino
A treatment or a synopsis can be an indispensable tool, both for writing and marketing a screenplay. In this article, we’ll look at the relationship between the treatment, synopsis, summary, logline, scene cards and coverage. A synopsis can be a story guide for writing your screenplay, or be written afterwards as part of your...
If you want to write a good sentence, don’t pay any attention to your grammar. I don’t mean “a sentence this like OK is.” I mean don’t automatically think you’ve written a good sentence just because it’s grammatically correct. Lots of bad sentences are grammatically correct....
In this excerpt from Writing Life Stories, Bill Roorbach teaches you how to pay attention to and translate your memories and how to overcome your resistance to remembered places and events.
Find out which online publications offer the best deals for new and established writers.
If you stay true to your voice, this successful romance writer says, you'll find those rules aren't etched in stone.
As technology improves, so do your publishing options. Here's a guide to what's new, what's available and why it's easier than ever to publish yourself.
Here is the essential checklist of tweaks to consider when reviving a rejected story (or while writing or editing your first draft).
by James Plath
New agencies—and even a few well-established ones—are on the hunt for the next breakout book. Could it be yours?
Dish up good representation for your book by adding three key ingredients to that next query letter.