A short story about a mother''s revenge wins grand prize in the 2003 Writer''s Digest Annual Writing Competition.
Scripts columnist Cynthia Whitcomb explains the "dirty dozen" of producer/director Tony Bill. These 12 easy-to-follow rules could make the difference between a script sold or scrapped.
Novelist and short story writer Joyce Carol Oates has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Achievement in the Short Story, and various other awards. Known best for her short stories, many of which have been anthologized in The Pushcart Prize and The Best American Short Stories of the 20th Century, Oates still...
The recent tough times in the media marketplace can mean opportunities for freelancers who can go with the flow.
Just a sampling of the many opportunities that exist for you the romance writer.
Many writers worry their work isn't protected unless they use a copyright symbol or file with the Copyright Office. Learn when and how your work is protected, and exactly what that means.
It's one of the biggest writing questions of all: What do editors want? Jeff Mock, former editor of the Gettysburg Review and author of You Can Write Poetry, has the answer.
Don''t Submit Your Article
Writing Careers : Rita Rosenkranz, Literary Agent
If your fiction seems to lack punch, perhaps the problem is not with your plot, but rather with your descriptions. Here are three tips taken from Monica Wood''s book Description to help you inject more life into your stories.
Use this planner to help build an intense plot to your story.
Children's author Judy Blume explains her rise to success, the benefit of keeping a notebook, the importance of imagination when writing for children and the need for "honesty."
Journaling With Style
Strive to have your essays evoke your connection to the world, and you will grab readers' empathy, affection and attention.
Editor and writer David Fryxell shares a valuable piece of advice with anyone trying to break into the magazine or newspaper market "Learn to write the stories that editors dread."
Dean Koontz has kept a lot of people turning a lot of pages. How? Most would respond that his plots, characters and storytelling all contribute, and indeed they do. But a fourth element keeps those pages turning, an element all writers can learn from. Koontz explains to interviewer Brad Crawford about the power of...
Some advice from Poet''s Market on preparing a poetry manuscript for submission
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