Be Your Own Literary Agent and Get Published

So you're one of 20 million Americans who want to write a book. If you've... Read More

How to Catch the Writing Bug

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Keys to Characterisation

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Balance Your Life

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Persisting With Bulldog Determination

Persisting With Bulldog Determination [Book excerpt from Successercising} by Rick Gettle © 2003-2004Ninety-five percent of... Read More

Want to start a publishing revolution?

Calling all publishers, editors, journalists and freelance writers. It's time to breathe more life into... Read More

Writing About Writing

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Hunting for Markets Over the Holidays

Chances are, you'll be busy over the next several weeks. Between preparing for, celebrating, and... Read More

Boost Your Income With Trade Journals

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Recipe for a Style Guide

Wired Online has recently announced its plans to drop capitalization in internet, web, and net,... Read More

Applying KISS Principle in Writing

I have added a new word to my vocabulary. Logorrhea. We've all been touched by... Read More

10 Tips To Help You Pack More Power Into Your Business Writing

1. Before you write anything down define not what you want to say, but what... Read More

How To Be A Published (Non-Fiction) Author

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How To Write More Powerful Reports

There is one key difference between reports and most other forms of business writing, and... Read More

Five Golden Rules for Writers

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COULD YOU (not) REPEAT THAT PLEASE?

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Ferreting Out Work

FERRETING OUT WORK You keep hearing that there's work out there, but so far you... Read More

Gaining Writing Experience

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Amazing Ways Writing Articles Can Improve Your Business

How to get a lot of traffic to your website FREE? Writing articles. This is... Read More

Write With Passion: 4 Steps To Emotionally Charge A Nonfiction Article

You have just completed a draft of an article. It seems flat, even to you.... Read More

Freewriting: A Strategy That Will Bring Your Writing To Life

Freewriting is a release from the prison of rules. It allows the fastest and deepest... Read More

8 Great Journaling Tips

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Leveraging Your Writing

A frequent conversation I have with my writing clients is how to best utilize their... Read More

The Writing Game

There are a lot of tapes and books and CD and even... Read More

Three Tips to Improve Your Writing Rhythm

As a professional copywriter, not only do I do a lot of writing but I... Read More

Celebrating Writing and Life

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Going On A Word Diet

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Revving Up Your Writing Productivity

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Web Writing: Create Writing Flow With Four Uncommon Connectors

Connectors -- conjunctions, punctuation, and transitional phrases -- allow readers to process information promptly by... Read More

Writing the PDA Way

When we think of writing it triggers many thoughts and visions depending on our framing.... Read More

Top Seven Mistakes Writers Make and What to Do About Them

Writers often get stuck because they make assumptions about writing, finishing, publishing, and promoting their... Read More

Top Seven Essential Hot-Selling Points To Implement Before Writing Chapter One

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Top Seven Ways to Select a Book Topic That Sells

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Top Ten Ways to Write Like a Pro Checklist

Sure you can write, but can you write crisp, compelling copy thatezine publishers, related Web... Read More

Realize Your Book Dream In 2005!

If you haven't realized the success you wanted last year, here's a way to reap... Read More

How to Outline your Book and Chapters with Mindmapping

Mindmapping is better than linear outlining because authors can use flexible thinking and relativity in... Read More

Format Each eBook Chapter Before you Write It

Do you have a problem creating a focus in your chapters? Does your writing slip... Read More

Overcome Writers Block with Snake Dancing

Writer's block! Even columnist Dave Berry has it. He admits that at least 30 times... Read More

Top Ten Ways to Write a Book That Sells

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Authors-Stop Expensive Mistakes Before you Spend on Professional Services

So many clients come to me as a book or marketing coach telling me... Read More

The Top Five Writing Mistakes Professionals Make

Yes, you know your subject. You also need to think about entertaining your audience, and... Read More

How to Use Textpad to Write Articles Faster

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Under The Leaded Sky in Serbia by dr Mirjana Radovic

When one population in one century survived five wars, two wars in just ten years,... Read More

Get Creative In The Great Outdoors

Summer's here and the time is write for dancing in the streets...Okay - so I... Read More

Top Ten Reasons Its Great To Be A Writer

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What Does It Take To Make Your Memories Into Publishable Memoirs?

Why should you consider creating a memoir of your personal experiences for publication?Who would want... Read More

What You May Not Learn In College... (Part Two)

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Is Someone Plagiarizing Your Work?

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Writing Made Them Rich #1: JK Rowling

Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born in Chipping Sodbury,England in 1965. She began writing at the... Read More

Writing Made Them Rich #2: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in Portsea, England, in1812. His father was a clerk in the... Read More

Writing Made Them Rich #3: Richard Bach

One day in the mid-1970's a young man stumbled into adiner somewhere in the United... Read More

Writing Made Them Rich #4: Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho was born on August 24th 1947 in Rio deJaneiro, Brazil.At age 17 he... Read More

Writing Made Them Rich #5: Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle was born in England in 1939.His fascination with France began at the age... Read More

7 Book Publicity Tips for Authors and Small Publishers

The biggest mistake authors make when trying to get free publicity is pitching either themselves... Read More

How to Write Headlines for How-to Articles

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How to Get Free Publicity in In-flight Magazines

If you're targeting an educated, more affluent audience with your message, and your topic is... Read More

How Three Publishing Myths Kill the Author

Agents and publishing houses have their best interests at heart, not the author's. Save yourself... Read More

Is Horror Dead?

I've noticed a big shift away from traditional horror recently, in books,... Read More

Why Researching Is Good, And A Failure To Do So Is Not

What a lack of research could do to you.When creating an ebook how well do... Read More

An Introduction to Self Publishing Material

Any article, report or book which is bought or sold with reproduction rights is generally... Read More

How To Publish Your Own Newsletter

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71 Ways For A Writer To Make Money

There are so many ways for writers to make good money by writing. Some people... Read More

Secrets Of Successful Authors

When the writing bug hits you, get out your pencil, typewriter,a word processor or tape... Read More

How To Self-Publish Your Own Books, Manuals, Reports Or Newsletters

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How To Co-Publish For Profits!

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How To Write A Newsletter

In order to be successful with a newsletter, specialize in a subject not adequately covered... Read More

Writers Who Consistently Cut The Mustard Do So Because...

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Graphology - Unleash Inner Personality & Talent of Child

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Seven Suggestions To Develop a Superb Writing Style

Every writer eventually develops her own unique style of writing. As you struggle to create... Read More

Plagiarism Through The Eyes Of College Students

Plagiarism has been condemned lately by all types of experts, including scholars, university board members... Read More

The Value of Adding Images to Technical Documentation

It's clich?, but true-a picture does paint a thousand words. This is an important message... Read More

Knock-Out Writers Block: Listening To Your Inner Voice

When I was young, I used to talk to myself. Long, drawn out, one-sided conversations.... Read More

You Can Be An Author

"You should write a book." For years, I had been hearing this comment. Writing an... Read More

Linguaphone Language Learning Solutions

Language Training - A key to Global CommunicationLanguage Training is integral to success in the... Read More

Tips for First Time Authors : 2 Easy Steps to Make Your First Book a Success

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Novel to Screenplay: The Challenges of Adaptation

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A Few Brief Tips to Deal with Writing Rejection

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Time-Saving Skills to Get More from Your Writing

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Writing - Copyrights and Trademarks Protect You

When most people consider writing a book, they don't think about Trademarks. However, I highly... Read More

Where to Look for Your Next Project when You?re Writing for Profit

When my first book "Starting Your Own Business" was published way back in 1995, I... Read More

Ways to Make Extra Income Using the Internet

To capitalize on ways to make extra income you can (and should) use the Internet... Read More

Freelance Writing: How Many Regular Clients Should You Have?

This is a tough question for every freelance writer. For me, the worst working scenario... Read More

Discover the Writer Hiding Inside You

Has the thought run across you mind that you might want to write a column... Read More

Writing Tips for your Journey

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Essay Types and Modes Youll Need to Write for College

~TYPES~You Want Us to Write What? Understanding the Task AssignedWhich academic essay writing types we... Read More

Making Freelance Writing Niche Types Fit: A Few Niche Types by Definition and Description

Our Freelance Writing Needs DefinedWe must make freelance niche types fit our needs, wants, values... Read More

Memoir Writing Help, Memoir Writing Ideas

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Memories Dont Fade Like Hair Does: Memoir Writing Help for You, Our Elders, to Tell Your Story

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Greatness

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A Writers Personal Cheer Squad

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Publisher Ethics For Reprint-able Articles

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Character Motivation - Always Ask WHY

For many years, I've been a tutor for students undertaking courses in writing romance, crime... Read More

Scenes and Structure

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Writing HI-LO Material (High Interest, Low Ability) for Slow Readers

To write books for readers at an elementary reading level (for either... Read More

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During the years that I've been teaching writing and participating in writers' critique sessions, I've... Read More

14 Tips On Writing The Short-Short Story

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Writing For the Joy of It

As a child, I loved to write. I can't remember ever not writing.I was lucky... Read More

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Persisting With Bulldog Determination

Persisting With Bulldog Determination [Book excerpt from Successercising} by Rick Gettle © 2003-2004Ninety-five percent of... Read More

Writing About Writing

What am I going to write about?Which topic is the best?Who is going to be... Read More

How Are You Plotting?

Creative Writing Tips ?Writing is a creative process and how every writer chooses to create,... Read More

Sense of Place

What is Sense of Place? It's the image of a scene's environment evoked by the... Read More

How NOT to Get a Freelance Writing Job

In the business of freelance writing, it's not enough to be good at writing. You... Read More

Writing Business Letters That Get The Job Done

Despite the widespread use of e-mail in commerce today, traditional business letters are still the... Read More

Personal Journaling - Strategies To Make It Easy

Recently I was watching the Oprah show and it was about doing something really great... Read More

Self-Examination

Self-examination sheds light on a writers motives, goals, and aspirations, while self indulgence hide the... Read More

Kick-Start your Juices

Listen, consider this scenario.You have a deadline to honour. Time is pressing, tighter and tighter.... Read More

You Can Be An Author

"You should write a book." For years, I had been hearing this comment. Writing an... Read More

How To Build A Successful Freelance Editorial Career

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How to Get Free Publicity in In-flight Magazines

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Win More Clients, Projects and Freelance Jobs By Making Three Small Changes

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Tips On Writing A Killer Sales Letter

Writing a sales letter doesn't have to be that difficult all you need is the... Read More

Do You Plot With Your Character In Mind?

Creative Writing Tips ?You are plotting the story. You write down what will happen, what... Read More

7 Ways to Turn Readers Into Friends

Back in my school days, if the teacher demanded a term paper I knew just... Read More

Water to Swim In

Not long ago, I took stock of my unrealized desire to be a published writer,... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions from Writers

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Tips For Better Writing

It is certainly true that we don't get a second chance to make a first... Read More

The Bottomless Notebook

Reading through a writer's notebook or journal is like discovering pearls, rubies and diamonds amidst... Read More

Need a Book Coach, Ghost Writer, or Editor? Part 1

If you either want to write a book to help others create a better life... Read More

Power Writing 101: Tips and Tricks to Get You Taken Seriously!

In my ten years as an advertiser, I've encountered plenty of folks with a flair... Read More

The Hard Facts About Editing

Whether you're interviewing for a new job, trying to woo a love interest on a... Read More

Story Structure - Final Conflict

Beyond three and four act story structure, lies the Hero's Journey.The Hero's Journey is the... Read More

Building a Character Wall

For any great novelist, defining your cast of intriguing characters is the key to the... Read More

Technical Writing for the Terrified

IntroductionSometimes it may be beyond a companies or individuals budget to hire a professional writer... Read More

Authors-Stop Expensive Mistakes Before you Spend on Professional Services

So many clients come to me as a book or marketing coach telling me... Read More

Ten Tips To Get Started Writing Your Book

You are far more likely to successfully write and publish your book if you follow... Read More

How To Write More Powerful Reports

There is one key difference between reports and most other forms of business writing, and... Read More

Have You Tested Your Plot?

Creative Writing Tips ?Our plotting stage is our testing area.Everything in the plot should be... Read More

If You Want to Succeed As a Writer, Dont Just Think It, Do It

It never ceases to amaze me when a prospective writer confesses that he or she... Read More

Sharpen Your Writing With Structure

At some point, every serious writer is forced to sit down and conclude that there... Read More

What Nationally Published Columnist, Cindy Laferle Has To Say About Writing & Journalism

Today Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel and bookpleasures is honored to have as a guest,... Read More

Important Points of Fiction

Fiction manuscripts receive feedback that addresses and scores:· The theme of the book· Character development... Read More

The Myths of Writing: Have You Bought Into These?

There is an image most people carry of the artist (think Van Gough's self-portrait, the... Read More

Starting a Freelance Writing Career (or How I Sifted Through the Muck and Found My Way)

So, the decision is final. I am a writer.Actually, I have always been a person... Read More

Writing Made Them Rich #5: Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle was born in England in 1939.His fascination with France began at the age... Read More

Creative Writing Tips - Does The Name You Chose Suit Your Character?

How do you choose a name? Do you put down the first name that pops... Read More

Keeping a Love Journal

Do you love someone very deeply? A spouse, son, daughter, or maybe a group of... Read More

A Mode of Transportation

Great writing transports one vicariously to realms that the reader would not otherwise experience.One of... Read More

Screenwriting ? Five Golden Insights

Originality emerges from structure. Once you have a story idea, you can expand the idea... Read More

Writing Is Not Life-threatening

Some writers complain that writing is arduous work requiring long hours and little pay, which... Read More

Suspense Novels Made Easy

Suspense novels are probably the easiest novels to write. Suspense novels require a simple formula,... Read More

Turbo Charge Your Career! Write And Produce Your Own Stage Play!

Have you ever wondered how you can adapt your screenplay or novel into a stage... Read More

Use These 3 Editing Tips to Ensure Your Writing Hits the Bull?s-Eye

The first step in the writing process is to put your ideas down on paper.... Read More

The Untold Secrets of Writing Best Selling Childrens Books

Ever wondered how the most successful children's book writers get their ideas? The answer may... Read More

Boost Your Income With Trade Journals

Why would anyone want to write for trade journals? Aren't the topics are dry? Don't... Read More

Writing With Power: 5 Snappy Rules For Success

Almost everyone could profit from enhancing their writing skills. From writing more crisp meta-tags ?... Read More

Pages: Your Book of Life

Many of us dream of writing a book. Why not. What greater story can you... Read More

How to Write Headlines for How-to Articles

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