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8 Ways to Build a Pre-Pub Buzz

Judy Bodmer, a full-time writer and freelance editor explains 8 ways to make your book a success long before your work sees a bookstore shelf. Read more

3 Tips for Finding Markets Online

Debbie Ridpath Ohi, author of Writer’s Online Marketplace, tells you how to find the online markets that are right for you. Read more

How to Keep it Tight

Try your hand at tightening this wordy example. Then, take a look at the winning edit. Read more

Advice on Avoiding Writer’s Procrastination

Bestselling writer Sharyn McCrumb’s thoughts and advice on procrastination and how to escape it. Read more

Modern Myth Maker

Alice Hoffman, author of Practical Magic and Here on Earth, proves once again that fairy tales and fables aren’t just a thing of the past. Read more

J.K. Rowling: On Setting Priorities

J.K Rowling discusses her influences, secrets about Harry Potter, and how she makes writing a priority. Read more

Crafting a First-person Essay

From choosing a topic to weighing your words, here’s a start-to-finish guide to writing an essay that makes a clear point without skimping on personal insight. Read more

Indulge Yourself With a Comfort Journal

Self-nurturing is the foundation of a satisfying life, but it’s not second-nature. Learn how to comfort yourself. Read more

Becoming an Amateur Food Critic

Critiquing a restaurant gives you a feeling of power. Do you give the restaurant a glistening review and let them stay open to serve another meal? Or do you pan them, point out their flaws, and watch them struggle? Of course, unless your reviews are published, you would never truly have that power over a restaurant, but there is some satisfaction sharing your entry with fellow travelers to put a few bucks into or take a few bucks out of the owner’s pocket. Read more

Get Thrilled With Jeffery Deaver

Exclusive interview with four-time Edgar Award nominee, Jeffery Deaver. Read more

Jerry Jenkins: Left Behind Series

The co-author of the ground-breaking Left Behind series shares insights on how inspirational writers can find a place in the general market, and says it’s still tough to find time to write. Read more

Poetry Exercises to Help You Write Better Prose

Poet and author Michael Bugeja explains how exploring the techniques and principles of poetry can help you become a better writer. Here are some exercises Bugeja suggests to help you improve your prose through poetry. Read more

Go Your Own Way

Dave Eggers’ eclectic body of work serves as a testament to the value-and power-of staying true to your own voice. Read more

Put a New Spin on Nonfiction

Creative exercises to keep your writing sharp, exerpted from Writing Creative Nonfiction. Read more

Master the Mechanics of Nonfiction

Get your nonfiction book into the winner’s circle by fine-tuning your passion and your business sense. Read more

A Plan for Creating Great Fiction Ideas

Examine Marshall’s steps to guide you through the novel-writing process. 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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