Children's magazines offer great break-in potential: magazines can be hungry for contributions, and selling to a magazine proves that your a proa big step in breaking into book publishing.
Journal with style by using variations in point of view to enliven your entries.
Combine visual details with your words and add even more appeal to your favorite journal.
Nonfiction columnist David Fryxell, outlines the five secrets to writing query letters that can help fend off rejection slips.
James Manos Jr. shares his experiences with the ups and downs of writing his first novel, Little Ellie Claus (Pocket Books; $15.95). Manos, who won a 1999 Emmy Award for writing for a dramatic series for the "College" episode of The Sopranos, also discusses the differences between writing a novel and penning a screenplay.
"Hopefully, the interest in reality television will cause people to pick up the book, and hopefully it will be the story that keeps them reading and coming back for more."
"For me, research was the easy part because you know you're getting results. And so you procrastinate the scary part, which is the actual sitting down and writing the story by convincing yourself that you're being productive by doing more research ... I researched for seven months."
Sometimes, a source's exact words say everything that needs to be said. But not always.
Commercial publishers, subsidy publishers, vanity presses, self-publishing, PODwhat's the difference?
To keep your finger on the pulse of your story's category, consider the benefits of these national writing associations.
Dish up good representation for your book by adding three key ingredients to that next query letter.
Need to get an insider's viewpoint on a specialty topic? You don't need no stinkin' expert. Immerse yourself in the subject at hand, then be your own insider. These three writers prove the efforts are well worth it.
Voice And Dialect
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.
Here are several ways to fuel creative infernos.
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