Take a cue from great newspaper articles: Use snazzy and surprising leads that grab your readers' curiosity and keep them hooked until the end.
Do as the Greeks did: Use this time-honored method to give form to your fiction.
Six Questions With Robert Pinsky
While reality TV shows don't require scripts, it doesn't mean they don't have storytelling. Here's how writers function in a reality genre that, in theory, doesn't need writers.
All of us experience failure and rejection. But often, those are the two things that push us to succeed.
There is a popular misconception among many nonfiction writers that leading off an article or story with a quote is a cliched technique. David Fryxell, however, disagrees.
A sampling of the contests available for you, the romance writer
Do you have a burning desire to publish your own magazine? Ignite that passion and distribute it for all to see.
Excerpted from The Insider''s Guide to Getting an Agent, Lori Perkins gives her dos and don''ts when working with an agent.
Choose your first reader wisely if you want to advance your writing career (and still keep your friends).
WD Best Writer''s Website Contest Winner: Domain Master
Editors want to say yes to your story as badly as you want them to?so make it easy for them with these five steps.
Writing humor is subjective and challengingthankfully, there are many ways to create it. How to Write Funny provides advice, insights and humor from more that twenty writers with a gift for making readers laugh
The Premise of Your Story
reprinted from 2002 Children''s Writer''s & Illustrator''s Market
Learn how to turn a personal story, joke or unique anecdote into a page-turning success. Author Steven James guides you through six easy steps guaranteed to keep your story powerful.
Our bestselling author reveals what it's really like to have a book adapted into a film, and why she continues to sign away her rights.
Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet give this advice to writers trying to create delightful twists in their stories.
More money is right around the corner for freelance writers. Follow these tips to double your writing rates painlessly.
Endear yourself to editors by making your articles ruthlessly accurate. Here's an insider's guide to blazing through the fact-checking process.
E-books haven't set the world on fire yet, but they're carving out a nice little niche.
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