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Completed Multiple Manuscripts

Finishing your work isn’t the problem. You can write all day long when a story moves you. What you need is help taking the next step – getting your work published and into the hands of readers. You’ll learn how to do that and more here.

10 Tips for Querying an Agent

Before you dive in, check out these essential tips on submitting your work to an agent.

by Chuck Sambuchino Read more

Does Your Screenplay Need a Treatment or a Synopsis?

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 film’s press kit. So, how do you write a good synopsis? First you have to know the basics.

by Robin Rowe Read more

The Four Commandments of Writing Good Sentences

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. Some of these bad sentences might even be yours.

by Bonnie Trenga Read more

Challenging the Limits of Memory

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. Read more

How to Break the Rules & Get Published

If you stay true to your voice, this successful romance writer says, you’ll find those rules aren’t etched in stone. Read more

The Evolution of Self-Publishing

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. Read more

21 Tips to Get Out of the Slush Pile

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
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Secret Agents

New agencies—and even a few well-established ones—are on the hunt for the next breakout book. Could it be yours? Read more

Successful Query Letters

While there is no formula for the perfect query letter, all successful queries share certain qualities. Take a look at these tips from the Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal Workshop from WritersOnlineWorkshops.com Read more

3-Part Recipe for PERFECT Agent Queries

Dish up good representation for your book by adding three key ingredients to that next query letter. Read more

25 Best Places to Get Published Online

Find out which online publications offer the best deals for new and established writers. Read more

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