Get the inside word on how three scriptwriting programs measure up.
Whether fountain or felt-tip, your words are worth the added flair of a perfect pen.
Tina Jens, author of Diagnosis: Terminal, explains how she starts working on character development.
Find out if you can use trademarks in your story, and discover the difference between copyright infringement and parody.
Publishers highly value those authors who know how to market their own work. Propose your ideas in a synopsis to gain that competitive edge.
The time is nigh: If you don't have a presence on the Web, you're going to get left behind. Here's why your website can be the key to your writing career, and how to do a site right.
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Action and movement are essential keys to any good story. In Stephen Wilbers'', Keys to Great Writing, the author discusses style, precision, structure, grammar, punctuation and, of course, developing movement.
reprinted from 2002 Children''s Writer''s & Illustrator''s Market
Will the creation of a Children's Poet Laureate and the staying power of novels-in-verse allow room for new writers in this burgeoning market?
7 creative things you can do to find sketching inspiration.
Dedicate a journal to history as it happens. Chronicle your memories and reflections on the moments that define your generation.
Getting your own regular column with a newspaper today is as difficult as it is rewarding. The competition for landing these coveted spots is steadily increasing as the circulation of many dailies continues to shrink. Award-winning columnist Cynthia G. La Ferle offers advice and encouragement for writers struggling to break into this golden market.
"I was afraid he was going to want to write, and he was terrified I was going to make him write."
If you love poetry, shout it out!
Even after suceeding with old favorites such as Magnum P.I. and Quantum Leap, this writer and producer is flying to new heights with JAG.
Margaret Atwood expounds on finding your voice, the beauty of multitasking and what "chick lit" may have in common with Dracula and Frankenstein.
Tips from Frank McCourt, Mimi Schwartz and others on how to look at your story, how to make it significant.
In our era of exclamation points, sometimes nothing works better than a whisper.
Your best writing comes straight from the heart, filled with truth, imagination and passion. Write Your Heart Out helps you better capture these qualities and use writing as an ongoing means of self-discovery and self-expression. Click below for suggestions about joining or starting a writer's response group to receive valuable feedback and perspective on...
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