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

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

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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

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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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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

Inspiring the Poet in You!

Poems. Just the mention of them makes me smile. Why? Simple. I delight in writing... Read More

Using Technology to Improve Your Final Draft

One Saturday afternoon, I sat in a packed conference room with about 150 other would... Read More

Getting Looked Over, Without Getting Overlooked: Writing for Scanners and Skimmers

* Scanning and Skimming Practices *Whether you're writing e-mail messages or Web site sales letters,... Read More

Comma Usage Made Simple

Don't they drive you nuts?You can visit all the rules of style you want, and... Read More

A Plan

All writers should use a plan whether written or reflected. This includes the initial idea,... 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

Does Your Plot Suit Your Characters And Vice-Versa?

Creative Writing Tips ?When an idea comes to us for a short story, we either... Read More

You Can Be An Author

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

Should You Hire a Ghostwriter?

Have you heard the term 'ghostwriter' and wondered what they do or who they work... Read More

Basic Word Processing Tips for Writers

Word processors are so widely used now that I tend to take it for granted... Read More

How You Can Take Advantage of the Increasing Demand for Freelance Online Writers

The freelance writing market is a growing market to be in. There are many jobs... Read More

Its All About YOU!

The Hottest Word on the WebDid you know marketing people and copywriters are developing... Read More

The ENTP Inventor Writes A Novel

People familiar with the Myers-Briggs Personality test know that the writer is the INFJ. This... Read More

I Am Biodegradable - My Writing Is Not

My dad was wrong. I just discovered that I am good for nuthin' after all.... Read More

Writing Query Letters that Count -- Close the Deal with Your First Letter!

Your query letter can be a deal maker or a deal breaker. So, if your... Read More

Gaining Writing Experience

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

Write Strategy: Think, Believe, Attack

Think of writing like karate...it's about DISCIPLINE.Writing, like other forms of art, work or talent,... Read More

Creating Great Business Correspondence

Obtaining the skills for writing good business correpondence is important; a job seeker needs to... Read More

The Magic of Layout in Your Story

"The Magic of Layout..."???Okay... "magic" might seem a bit over the top when you first... Read More

8 Reasons Why A Freelance Writer Should Use the Internet

What a wonderful resource the Internet is!Students find information to help them with their studies;... Read More

How Can You Find Freelance Work As A Writer?

For those looking at the jobs listings for writers, they may find themselves feeling left... Read More

The Three Cs of Writing an Excellent all Purpose Headline

Since the headline is the first contact your readers have with your message, it must... Read More

Write Your Story, Put It On A Website, Sell Millions of Copies

Although he has his own website, John Grisham probably does very little self-promotion. When you... Read More

Is Horror Dead?

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

Five Keys To A Successful Query Letter

Do you know what a query letter is? If so, you are of a rare... Read More

Building a Character Wall

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

Web Writing: Create Writing Flow With Four Uncommon Connectors

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

Business Writing Tip: Question & Answer Format

Traditionally, business writing uses the "one thing after another" format, which usually means a plain... Read More

Have You Tested Your Theme Against Your Plot?

Creative Writing Tips ?How we usually begin the preparation stage in the writing process is?We... Read More

Ghostwriting - Making Money by Being Invisible

My bookcase take up one whole wall in the family room, from floor to ceiling.... Read More

Why I Write Horror

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

Top 10 Common English Goofs by Web Authors

In reviewing and browsing web sites over the years, I have compiled a list of... Read More

How to Build A Success Freelance Career (Part 1)

In the current job market, many editorial workers have turned to freelancing as a matter... Read More

Nonfiction Idea Generators

The hardest part of nonfiction writing is finding a subject to write about. Unless you're... 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

The Dreaded Daily Word Count

Open any book on 'how to write,' and somewhere you will find a discussion of... 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

Rejection ? Have the Right Perspective and Don?t Quit

If you're getting rejections from your submissions, please don't quit yet until you read the... Read More

Ten Quick Tips for Inexperienced Writers

One of the biggest problems that inexperienced writers have is simply knowing how to get... Read More

Keep your Book Dream Alive

Is your book nearly finished, finished, published, or even in its early stages? Do you... Read More

Top 5 Rules of English Grammar

Communication is effective when we follow certain rules. These rules make the written words understood.... Read More

Put a Spin on Your Idea!

Eight or nine times out of ten, picking up and leafing through a magazine's or... Read More

Blank Mind, Blank Screen: Need Ideas!

Q. I'm staring at a blank screen with an equally blank mind. I need an... Read More

The Top Five Mistakes That Companies Make with Regard to Technical Documentation

I've seen it time and again. One of the most common weaknesses that I've seen... Read More

What you Dont Know About Book Publishing Can Cost You

Dream that your book can be a number one best seller? Read ... Read More

The Daily Rite

If you want to be a writer, then you must write - you must write... Read More

Effective Collaboration - Working With Your Ghostwriter

Using a ghostwriter to craft your free reprint articles and marketing materials is an... Read More