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Meet the Press

When you’re trying to scare up publicity for your book, the media wants to know just one thing: Is it newsworthy? Of course it is—you just have to know how to sell it. Read more

3 Tips for Writing Successful Flashbacks

Most writers try to avoid flashbacks, but if you just can’t resist sending your readers back in time, fiction columnist Nancy Kress has some advice. Kress explains what makes a flashback work, and how to perfect your own time traveling techniques. Read more

Advice From First Novelists on Getting Published

What’s one of the best ways to get published? Read more

Your Opening Quest

Hook readers from the start with an intriguing question. Read more

Intensive Research Is Important for Children”s Nonfiction

Author Robie Harris” books It”s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health and It”s So Amazing!: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families focus on sexual health for kids. Here, Harris talks about the process of doing extensive research as she prepared her manuscripts. Read more

Tips to Help You Publish Your Personal Essays

In her book Writing Personal Essays, author Sheila Bender gives these tips for those writers interested in publishing their personal essays. Read more

Create a Journaling Space

Carve out a time and place for writing amid the rush of life. Learn to honor soul time. Read more

Tips for Journalists About Publicists

When you are researching a featured article for a magazine or newspaper, more often than not you will have a run-in with a publicist. Journalist and freelancer Geoff Williams shares his advice on about making the first move. Read more

Three Questions Readers Ask of Manuscripts

Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing, and presenting characters and of handling viewpoint in novels and short stories. Here are some general thoughts all writers can benefit from. Read more

Allison Gappa Bottke’s God Allows U-Turns, Stories of Hope and Healing

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Literary Alchemy: Turning your prose into poetry

Understanding poetic techniques can strengthen your articles and stories. Read more

Dave Eggers Helps Sudanese Village With Novel

Telling the tale of a Sudanese refugee’s life in novel form gave literary darling Dave Eggers the challenge of a lifetime. Read more

7 Tips for Telling Your Life Story

Telling your life story is big business these days. Edrienne L. Kittredge shares seven tips for deciding whether the skeleton in your closet needs to be shared with the world. Read more

How to Write How-to

Step 1: Read this article. Step 2: Write effective stories that will teach anyone how to do anything. Read more

Prose Primer

The building blocks of effective prose are simpler than you think. Read more

What is a Blog?

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 … Read more

What Christine Byl can’t not do

Is writing something you can’t NOT do? If so, you’re on the right track, as the case of writer Christine Byl Read more

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