Special thanks to Alice Pope, editor of 2008 Children''s Writer''s & Illustrator''s Market, for help with compiling this list. October 2007
When Parenting and Writing Collide—a 492 word essay by Mar Junge.
Everything you need to be creative, is already locked inside of you. Try this exercise to imagine someone else's life.
Record your life in sound, image and word. Try adding a dab of the audio-visual to your journaling ways.
Learn how to use a journal to weather a life-threatening illness.
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...
Make a date to study magazines' editorial calendars before you querythey'll tell you exactly what editors want and when.
"In large measure, you do this work because you need to do it ... you're inventing material that makes your experience somehow both accessible to you and reasonable to you so that you understand where you have been in your life."
Life's miseries are the backbone of a strong blues poem.
Get the most out of the best-selling software for screenwriters with these tips and tricks for unlocking the power of Final Draft
Get the inside word on how three scriptwriting programs measure up.
Writing a Literary Masterpiece: The Quick and Easy Way to Heaven
Despite the longevity of the fantastic in narrative form, there's long been a stigma against blending it with literary fiction. But recently, readers have been eager to read contemporary fantastic literatureand publishers are taking note.
The Art Of The Anecdote
What do you do when you have more information than your allotted word count can handle? David Fryxell, the editorial director of Writer's Digest, tackles the problem of information overload. Here five tips to help lighten your load.
You may feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, with no compelling nonfiction topics to write about nearby. Marcia Yudkin, author of Writing About the World Around You, dispells that notion, and gives tips for researching the interesting ideas that surround you.
Hanh Hoang's haunting tale evokes a parental nightmareand lands her short short story on top of the heap.
Wondering if it's time to self-publish? Get the facts first and make a decision that's right for you.
Use real people, places and things in your writing without getting into trouble.
If you're a self-employed writer, finding health-care coverage can be daunting. Look to these organizations to help you get covered.
Use this expert's advice to make the most of your agent and editor meetings at writers conferences this year.
Here's a look at the curious reading (and book-buying) habits of guys.
The incredible growth of electronic communication and the rise of the e-publishing industry over the last few years are altering the way books get published. Attorney and author Howard Zaharoff offers tips on negotiating your next book publishing contract with specific regards to electronic rights.
Beware of the "song sharks" out there. Here are some tips to help you steer clear of those who are "ethically challenged".
Are you on a quest to find the best place to submit your short fiction? Look no further! Use this list to find the door that leads to short story publication.