It's not just how short you write, it's how much information you can pack into just a few words. Follow these six steps to great Web content.
Between the Internet, Nintendo and the TV remote how can "boring" books compete? If you've never asked yourself a similar question, you've probably never written anything for children. Marcia T. Jones and Debbie Dadey explain what it takes to grab a kid's attention and hold onto it from the beginning to "the end."
J.K. Mason's short story about life, death and e-mail takes this year's top prize.
Create, collect and share happiness in a book where friends, familyand even strangerswrite about what makes them smile.
You Can Write a Column is the only book of its kind that offers an insider''s perspective on this special field, blending practical writing instruction with savvy marketing advice to help you create successful columns for everything from neighborhood newspapers to high profile magazines. Click below for exercises to use whether you already write...
Craft vicious villains with this psychiatrist's guide to writing bad guys with real problems.
Seven successful writers share the joys and challenges of working in today's inspirational writing world.
Excerpt of "The Snowmen"
Cult author Chuck Palahniuk continues to push literary boundaries in strangeeven forbiddingterritories. Find out what compels this seemingly mild-mannered author of novels like
It takes a lot more than writing your heart on the page to sell a book. Here are three lessons in perseverance one writer learned the hard way.
Kathleen Gasperini, producer and editor of W.i.g. (Women in General), talks about her career.
Yeah, you heard us. There are grants out there for writers of all stripes, if you know where to look. Now you do.
What goes into a winning query and how does one go about finding representation?
Some leading writers organizations recommend against it, but many magazines don't pay writers until their work is published. Is it worth the risk? Editors and writers weigh in.
How many poems can you send to a magazine at one time? How do you prepare a collection of poetry for submission to a publisher? A poetry expert answers these and other questions.
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 isyou just have to know how to sell it.
Try your hand at tightening this wordy example. Then, take a look at the winning edit.
Bestselling writer Sharyn McCrumb's thoughts and advice on procrastination and how to escape it.
This debut YA author contemplates her so-called "lucky break."
Dump your worries and obligations onto paper. Clear your mind, and start living the life you envisioned.
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