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8 Basic Writing Blunders

These big-picture writing errors might make you cringe with recognition. But shake it off: Bestselling novelist Jerry B. Jenkins will help you fix them.

by Jerry B. Jenkins

Sylvia Plath’s Journals

One of the 20th century's most gifted and famous poets, Sylvia Plath kept extensive journals that spanned most of her adolescence and adulthood. The sorrow behind her tragic death at the age of 30 has made Plath a cult hero, and the secrecy of the contents of her journals has made their Fall 2000...

Found in Translation

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.

More Bang for Your Buck

Some of the keys to building a successful writing career cost money—a novelty most writers can't afford to waste. Here's how to invest in your career wisely.

7 Laws of Comedy Writing

Writing humor is subjective and challenging—thankfully, 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

3 Tips for Writing for Kids

Marcia T. Jones and Debbie Dadey, who have written more than 80 children's books together, including Sea Monsters Don't Ride Motorcycles, discuss the basics of developing an attention-grabbing plot when writing for children

The Hustler

After 13 months of hand-selling his book from town to town, Christopher Paolini is vaulting to publishing stardom with a marketing savvy beyond his years.