Here are six tips from literary agent Lori Perkins, on how you can better prepare yourself to succeed in the business.
Staying on top of new markets requires understanding technology, noticing up-and-coming trends and searching for the unexpected.
We combed through the pages of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market to bring you 15 book publishers that don't require an agent, aren't based in New York City and will consider first-time authors of mainstream/literary fiction.
5 Tips To Polish Your Fiction
"Dialogue not only keeps young readers engrossed in the action, but also makes the page appear less formidable by breaking up the text." That's one of the tips from Tracey Dils, author of You Can Write Children's Books. Read more tips here.
by James V. Smith Jr, author of Fiction Writer's Brainstormer
reprinted from 2002 Children''s Writer''s & Illustrator''s Market
Letting go of the past can be the first step toward living better in the present.
Celebrate life in a journal you make, and create one more reason for celebration.
When a magazine that you freelance for folds, it could put a squeeze on your wallet. But if you play it smart, it may also open up opportunities.
In this exclusive interview, Ridley Pearson, The New York Times best-selling author of 13 novels explains that well-conducted research into the kinds of characters you are writing is essential for writers.
Life's miseries are the backbone of a strong blues poem.
Al Gough and Miles Miller have written some super shows and movies. Now they expand their talents to their own TV series, Smallville.
Readers are also less likely to pick up or continue reading a story that they feel "drags." Here is some advice on how you can prevent your story from falling behind.
Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk and other successful authors talk about the art of working with translators to make their prose sing in any language.
A Tuesday With Mitch
What to do when a blank page stares blankly back? Hold on tight while your mind unravels.
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