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A Sample E-Query

A Sample E-Query Read more

Pick Me

The old rules don’t apply anymore. So what’s an author gotta do to get noticed around here? Read more

Commence Into Print

School’s finished, the diploma’s on the wall and you’re out in the working world—so what now? Hit the ground running and start your writing life. Read more

Your Grand Finale

Hang in there! You can finesse your way to the end of your first draft with advice from novelists who’ve been there and lived to tell another tale. Read more

The Importance of the Right Word

Word choice: It”s writing”s core. Although it takes practice to always use the exact right word, be sure to keep these guidelines in mind. Read more

A Crafty Way to Break into Children”s Writing

reprinted from 2002 Children”s Writer”s & Illustrator”s Market Read more

Let Loose Your Creative Spirit

Everything you need to be creative, is already locked inside of you. Try this exercise to imagine someone else’s life. Read more

Shelter From the Storm

Learn how to use a journal to weather a life-threatening illness. Read more

Hello Neighbor

Break into national magazines by looking for the great human-interest stories in your own town. Read more

David E. Meadows’ The Sixth Fleet

“I really feel that the only way you can sell something is to keep it out there. Every time I sent something out, when it came back rejected, I’d immediately send it again. I think of it like I do war ships—if you keep a war ship in port, you’re not improving it. It needs to be out at sea doing its mission. It’s the same with a good manuscript.” Read more

Six Questions With Robert Pinsky

Six Questions With Robert Pinsky Read more

Scripting Unscripted Television

While reality TV shows don’t require scripts, it doesn’t mean they don’t have storytelling. Here’s how writers function in a reality genre that, in theory, doesn’t need writers. Read more

The WD Interview: Anna Quindlen: Balancing Act

As a full-time novelist and part-time columnist, Anna Quindlen’s writing career is a study in symmetry. Read more

Add One Anecdote.

Use anecdotes to deliver delicious features. Read more

5 Tips for Correcting Factual Errors in Your Writing

A sure-fire way to ruin any writer’s relationship with his or her editor is to turn in an article with factual inaccuracies, especially if those mistakes make it to print. Britta Waller offers writers 5 tips on how to avoid the embarrassment of submitting erroneous material to your publisher. Read more

On The Edge: The Power of Titillation

Now that the erotica trend is climaxing, writers—and readers—are wondering what constitutes erotica and what that label really means. 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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