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

Far too many inexperienced writers create flat, stereotypical characters: the brave fireman, the damsel in... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

1. Turning your idea into a bookWith non-fiction books the question of... 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

Five Golden Rules for Writers

Regardless of what sort of writer you are and how much you love to write,... Read More

COULD YOU (not) REPEAT THAT PLEASE?

I recently read a book where everything was akimbo. Arms were akimbo, legs were akimbo.... Read More

Ferreting Out Work

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

Gaining Writing Experience

GAINING WRITING EXPERIENCE Some Catch-22, huh? In the writing business, you can't... Read More

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

Mix a martini, don't forget the olives, or pour yourself a tea, relax and enjoy!There... Read More

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

Every morning I excitedly get out of bed. Just a few minutes of goals and... Read More

Going On A Word Diet

There are three ways to write a first draft. One is to ink whatever surfaces,... Read More

Revving Up Your Writing Productivity

Productivity begins by recognizing and valuing your brilliance, time, and space. It starts with awareness... Read More

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

Every part of your book can be a sales tool. When you include the below... Read More

Top Seven Ways to Select a Book Topic That Sells

Authors need to write their book according to their target audiences' needs and wants. You... Read More

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

Is there a book inside of you? Yes? Then why don't you write it? Or,... 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

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

It's a good idea to use TextPad because all opt-in ezine publishers want your articles... Read More

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

10 - You will always have a job. As long as people want to read,... Read More

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)

If you become a writer for any publication, private business, public entity, non-profit organization and/or... Read More

Is Someone Plagiarizing Your Work?

About two weeks ago I received an article submissionthat immediately attracted my attention. The title... Read More

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

Want to write a how-to article but can't come up with a topic?Start by naming... Read More

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

With the expansion and diversion of businesses, manufacturers, and even hobbyists into more and more... Read More

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

You can make a lot of money by writing and self-publishing your own material, if... Read More

How To Co-Publish For Profits!

The Benefits of Co-Publishing There are a number of publishers, printers, and mail order dealers... Read More

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...

Have you ever wondered why certain writers are able to churn out seemingly endless streams... Read More

Graphology - Unleash Inner Personality & Talent of Child

|| Graphology & Graphotherapy ||Everybody wants to know more about peoples inner personality, Especially peoples... Read More

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

Congratulations on writing your first book. That is quite an accomplishment. Many people dream of... Read More

Novel to Screenplay: The Challenges of Adaptation

ADAPTATION 101Brimming with confidence, you've just signed the check purchasing the rights to adapt John... Read More

A Few Brief Tips to Deal with Writing Rejection

What to do when you get rejected.You've just finished your book, sent out query letters... Read More

Time-Saving Skills to Get More from Your Writing

As you set out to create your first niche non-fiction book (and hopefully your first... Read More

Multiplying Sales As A Writer

Often, time is an enemy of writers. Sales seem slow and checks too small. How... Read More

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

Tips for your writing journeySo, you'd like to be a writer? Congrats! Writing not only... Read More

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

You might not need any memoir writing help, per se, as you know your past... Read More

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

~~~Old age, to the unlearned, is winter; to the learned, it's harvest time. ~ Yiddish... Read More

Editing for Perfection ? The Personal Statement

This article contains a short guide on how to edit your personal statement and create... Read More

Greatness

[When I was a nineteen-year-old high school student and budding poet ? two years after... Read More

A Writers Personal Cheer Squad

We all need a cheer squad.We all need people to say 'Good on you!'; 'Way... Read More

Plotting By Personality - Work With Your Natural Instincts

What's the best way to plot?Quick answer: the best way to plot is whatever works... Read More

Publisher Ethics For Reprint-able Articles

Let's Discuss Publisher Ethics:If you are an ezine publisher or webmaster that likes to use... Read More

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

Beginning writers often tend to think of a book as a series of chapters. It's... Read More

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

Common Writing Mistakes - Are These Holding You Back From Writing Success?

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

The short-short story has been likened by some as being closer to writing a poem... Read More

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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Hey Cient, this is Me! Find Your Writing Voice and Sell Yourself

In a crowded market, clients will be seeking personality as they read what you've written... Read More

Writing the 8 WebCopy Headline Categories

My article this issue is an excerpt from a book I was reading recently titled;... Read More

How to Have an Effective Reading Group

Writing leads to reading. Therefore, it's only fair to supply my readers with sufficient information... Read More

How to Avoid the 11 Biggest Mistakes of First Time Authors

"If you want to change your life," Harry Beckwith wrote in The Invisible Touch, "write... Read More

Characters In A Romance Novel

Before you even begin writing your novel, you need to know who your characters will... Read More

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

The Best Freelance Job Boards for Writers

How many times have you checked out a job board to that either it no... Read More

Grow Your Ideas Without Letting Words Grow Like Weeds

Q: How do I expand on an idea without getting too wordy?A. Before you begin... Read More

The Practice of Writing

Virgil, the great Roman poet, wrote "Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art."... Read More

Creative Problem-Solving: Following Your Stream of Consciousness

Having trouble finding a solution to a nagging problem? Try a well-known journaling technique called... Read More

Reasons for Recording Your Life Story

1. No one else will do it for you.2. No one else knows the stories... Read More

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

Five EASY Ways to Improve Your Business Writing

Have you ever wondered why some people can make millions writing books,... Read More

What Can Go Into A Plot?

Creative Writing Tips ?We all tackle plotting differently. How you plot will be individual to... Read More

Write Your Way To A Better Brain

Boost Brain Power Through WritingHave you ever noticed what happens to an idea once you... Read More

Do I Have To Be A Good Writer to Market My Own Business?

Many of the most effective low-cost marketing strategies require writing. What can a small... 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

Mexican Living: Pasatiempo

It occurred to me one day that I needed something to do with my time... Read More

Writers can Grow to be Comfortable with Criticism

On my first newspaper assignment as a critic, I was well prepared to dish it... Read More

Eight Ways To Write Your Novel Faster

I asked several writers how long it took them to write a novel they wanted... Read More

The Writing Game

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

Critique Groups - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

What do people expect when they join a writing group?The list of anticipated benefits includes... Read More

On Giving and Receiving Feedback

Writing is a personal and introspective process. To share with another what we wrote is... Read More

Is The Theme Running Throughout The Story?

Creative Writing Tips ?It's no use coming up with a theme and not using it.... Read More

Review In 29 Steps Plus One

I just finished to read a book. A story for kids (yes, I like them),... Read More

How I Became a Syndicated Columnist -- And You Can Too!

Real Estate has "Location, location, location," and writing has "Clips, clips, clips."When people ask me... Read More

Vital Verbs

Remember back in the dark days of your school years when you had to learn... 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 To Write Your Book Within A Week

Everyone has a book inside them, or so the saying goes. But few people get... Read More

Learning How To Write

As a student of Spanish, my goal was to think in Spanish. Skip the word-by-word... Read More

How Long is a Chapter?

How long should your chapters be?I can't resist... I have to say it. "How long... Read More

Editing and Polishing - How Much is Enough?

A few days ago, I critiqued a chapter for a writer I'd been working with... Read More

Untrue Father (A short Story)

Kallu was a tenant of Santosh Kumar Nayak. Santosh Kumar was a businessman in a... Read More

Water to Swim In

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

Book Publishing Contracts For Writers: What Should I Look Out For?

Dave, I just got a contract for a book from a publisher that I... Read More

Dont Make This Huge Writing Mistake!

You can create a great headline, a dynamic first sentence, and a brilliant lead paragraph.... Read More

Pairs/Groups Of Words Often Confused - Part 5 of 6

PASSED, PASTPassed is the past tense of pass. Past means a time that has gone.... Read More

Why I Write Horror

These are some of the snapshots I carry with me: My father coming up to... Read More

Spiritual Journaling

Whether you keep a separate spiritual journal or just want to add your spiritual postings... Read More

Writing Short Info Reports

People want information, they want it quick, frequently in short form, and straight to the... Read More

How To Break Into Print Publishing

The big question. Do you submit directly to the publishers, or do you find an... Read More

Five Common Errors to Correct Before Submitting a Letter or Report

First impressions count in writing too! So it is always a good idea to carefully... Read More

3 Quick and Easy Ways to Generate Story Ideas

There are many ways you can generate ideas you can use for your stories, articles... Read More

Writers Block is No Longer a Problem

"If you're like me, than I'm sure you're pretty familiar with the well-known writer's block.From... Read More

8 Great Journaling Tips

Mix a martini, don't forget the olives, or pour yourself a tea, relax and enjoy!There... Read More

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

Writer School?

Here's something from my mailbag. "Dear Michael, do you need to do good in school... 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

Four Act Stories and Beyond

There are various forms of structure, including frameworks, work processes and goal setting.A lot has... Read More

Save Time When You Write

I'm in the process of moving from one computer to another, and one of the... Read More