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Enough Backstory, On With the Action!

Condense and time the delivery of a character’s history to intensify your reader’s interest in your nonfiction story. Read more

Ready for Takeoff?

This month launches the second year of Zine Scene. For those of you just aboard, let us take a moment to tell you what it’s all about. Read more

How to Make Your Submission Stand Out

Mike Po, as president and A&R of Limited Potential Records, discovered acts such as Smashing Pumpkins, Brainiac and Catherine. Read more

8 Reasons Books Fail

No one wants his or her self-published book to fail. In the new issue of Publishing Success, learn to avoid eight of the most common mistakes and make sure that your book is a success. 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

The 10 Commandments of Fiction Writing

Guide your writing ways with these 10 rules thou must not break.

by Raymond Obstfeld
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Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

Fly through your writing assignments with these five tips for planning your projects so you get the best articles in the least time! Read more

Change Your Point of View

Writing in a specific point of view enables you to convey all the impressions and information you desire. Here are two exerices excerpted from Mastering Point of View. Read more

11 Tips for Getting Started in Children’s Publishing

If you’re new to the world of children’s publishing, you might now know where to begin. Here is a list of suggestions and resources that can help make your journey to publication a smooth and swift one. Read more

The Fellowship of the Word

J.R.R. Tolkien’s myth-making tales are most alive in their original form: ink and paper. Read more

Write your Heart Out

Craft personal essays that really connect with your reader by incorporating these four crucial elements. Read more

Finding My Way Back

When doctors and counselors could provide no help, a journal became the medicine that cured this accident victim of her fears. Read more

Freelance Success

Freelance writer Tom Harpole, whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Outdoor Life and Air & Space Smithsonian, shares how he found success as a freelancer. Read more

What is Suspense?

What is Suspense? Read more

Write Poems That Get Published!

Craft a poem that editors and judges can’t pass up by incorporating these seven techniques. Read more

Collision Course

Layer plot lines and characters to give your play the substance it needs to be a full-length production. 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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