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Upping the Ante

Ask for more money without stepping on your editor’s toes. Read more

Online Contractors: Book Publishing in the Age of the Internet

Before signing an e-publishing contract, there are five important issues that you need to understand. Read more

3 Crucial Questions for a Winning Proposal

So what? Who cares? Who are you? Find out how to address these questions in your nonfiction book proposal. Read more

One Work, Multiple Editions

Your work should be available not only in printed book form, but also in electronic, audio, workshop and consulting forms. Read more

Tips for Priming the Writing Pump

Having trouble getting started with a piece of writing? Listen to the pump-priming ideas of some of today’s hottest writers, as told to Anne Collette. Read more

The Four-Step Revision Method

Step 1 of Raymond Obstfeld’s “4-Step Method” to revising your work. Read more

Picture Book Writing—Make Every Word Sing

Picture Book Writing—Make Every Word Sing Read more


Ann Brashares zipped up her mega-selling the sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series this year and released her first adult novel. But, as she reveals in this interview, finding a new path isn’t easy. Read more

Christmas Journals

Chronicle your holiday joys and celebrations in a journal dedicated to the traditions of the season. Read more

Music of Your Life

Capture your love of music in a journal dedicated to recording your life’s soundtrack. Read more

“Ever So Humble”

“Ever So Humble” Read more

A Collaborating Dream Hallie Ephron

“I was afraid he was going to want to write, and he was terrified I was going to make him write.” Read more

5 Ways to Share Poetry With the World

If you love poetry, shout it out! Read more

Donald P. Bellisario

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.
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Word Pictures

One of the best-loved writers in American literature today, John Irving offers a novelist’s perspective on screenplay adaptations and talks about his obsession with the ultimate personal loss. Read more

Research Tips on Writing About Your Life

Writing about personal experiences presents special challenges. Here”s one of several tips from Bill Roorbach, author of Writing Life Stories: “Vague references hurt your writing. Find uses of recently, and references to generic objects and anonymous people, then get specific. When did it happen? What year and model was that car? Uncover the name of your mysterious neighbor. This sounds elementary, but even expert writers catch the 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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