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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 already written a manuscript, chances are you're looking for agent representation.

How to Catch the Writing Bug

----------------------------------------------------------Permission is granted for the below article to forward,reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website,offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as longas no changes are made and the byline, copyright, and theresource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- How to Catch the Writing Bug By Stephen Bucaro If you earn income as a writer, or use writing as amarketing tool, you know how difficult it can be at timesto write.

Keys to Characterisation

Far too many inexperienced writers create flat, stereotypical characters: the brave fireman, the damsel in distress, the strict schoolmistress. The best characters are those who evoke emotions within the reader - fear, admiration, affection, laughter, horror? If the writer fails to make us care about the characters, no matter how ingenious the plot, we will toss the story aside without a second thought.

Balance Your Life

Balance your life ----------------------- Writing is a solitary task. Writing needs concentration and quiet.

Persisting With Bulldog Determination

Persisting With Bulldog Determination [Book excerpt from Successercising} by Rick Gettle 2003-2004Ninety-five percent of all new businesses go out of business within the first five years or less.Why Do They Fail?There are many starters in life - but very few finish what they start.

Want to start a publishing revolution?

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

Writing About Writing

What am I going to write about?Which topic is the best?Who is going to be interested in my article? You can ask yourself endless questions on 'what' is going to be the subject of your article. Don't despair! This is not a problem .

Hunting for Markets Over the Holidays

Chances are, you'll be busy over the next several weeks. Between preparing for, celebrating, and unwinding from the holidays it may be difficult to maintain your regular writing routine.

Boost Your Income With Trade Journals

Why would anyone want to write for trade journals? Aren't the topics are dry? Don't they require specialized knowledge? Not necessarily. You may want to consider trade journals to increase the potential market for your articles - and for the money.

Recipe for a Style Guide

Wired Online has recently announced its plans to drop capitalization in internet, web, and net, but Wired Magazine continues to capitalize these words. Which should you do? For the most part, it's up to you.

Applying KISS Principle in Writing

I have added a new word to my vocabulary. Logorrhea.

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 your message must achieve.

How To Be A Published (Non-Fiction) Author

1. Turning your idea into a bookWith non-fiction books the question of whether or not to write one has to be a business decision, rather as you would take over any new product or service.

How To Write More Powerful Reports

There is one key difference between reports and most other forms of business writing, and we get a hint of that in the word, "report." Whereas with many other forms of written comms you can be a little creative and put your own slant on your words, in a report you must not.

Five Golden Rules for Writers

Regardless of what sort of writer you are and how much you love to write, there are probably days when you'd rather clean ditches than face another blank page.As writers, we face common challenges; staying motivated and confident, avoiding "writer's block," and meeting goals (on time!) are some of the toughest.

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The Importance of 'So What? Why Now?' and Other Writing Tips  PR News - For Smart Communicators

So what? Why now?” Those words were central to presentations during PR News' Writing Workshop.

Masha and Keith Gessen on Writing About Russia  The New Yorker

Between the two of them, the siblings Masha and Keith Gessen have written more than a dozen books and more than a thousand articles. Both live in New York.

Great Tools When You're Writing a Script for Your Next Film  Fstoppers

You've set out to write your very first script. You've got the character and an idea of what the ending looks like, and now you want to put pen to paper, or "fingers ...

How The Good Place Is Written  Vulture

On this week's “Good One” podcast, we broadcast an interview with all the writers of “The Good Place” writers panel from Vulture Festival L.A..

Beto O'Rourke Sorry for Teen Writing, Wife Comment  Snopes.com

Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke is acknowledging mistakes he made as a teen and as a candidate as he responds to criticism of his campaign ...

Students express concerns over English department's creative writing emphasis  The Aggie

The UC Davis English department offers undergraduates in the major a creative writing emphasis by way of acceptance to and completion of three upper ...

Male and female writers' media coverage reveals 'marked bias'  The Guardian

The Emilia Report, named after England's first published female poet, analysed the fortunes of writers of opposite sexes in the same market areas.

GV Writers Series features two accomplished authors  Grand Valley Lanthorn

On Thursday, March 14, Grand Valley State University's Writing Department hosted two poets, Janine Joseph and Oliver Baez Bendorf, as part of the Writers ...

Ezra Miller writing a screenplay for 'Flash' movie  UPI News

Actor Ezra Miller and comic-book scribe Grant Morrison are working together on the screenplay for a standalone movie focused on the superhero The Flash.

Minnesota teachers are taking initiative and writing a different kind of kid's book  Star Tribune

Teachers and librarians say they want students to see themselves in books.

A Career Conversation With the Accidental Medical Writer  BioSpace

Are you familiar with the medical writing profession? If not, you could be missing out on one of the most flexible and rewarding careers in life sciences.

Practicing what she teaches: UAB creative writing director Kerry Madden-Lunsford has new children’s book  Yellowhammer News

Kerry Madden-Lunsford first met Ernestine Upchurch more than a decade ago. It was just after the 2005 release of “Gentle's Holler,” the first of three young adult ...

Teaching Great Writing One Sentence at a Time  New York Times

An English teacher tells us how she uses mentor sentences from The New York Times to teach grammar application, vocabulary, style and more.

Teen Creative Writing Challenge accepting contest submissions  Herald Palladium

Teens interested in winning $100 are encouraged to enter the Southwest Michigan Teen Creative Writing Challenge.

Wanted: Two New Prospect Writing Fellows  The American Prospect

The Prospect is looking for two young talents who want to be part of the most storied and successful writing fellowship program in American journalism. For the ...

Purdue professors criticize writing partnership with Chegg  Inside Higher Ed

Purdue professors say it is wrong for the university to work with Chegg, whose services they see as helping students cheat.

Academics Want to Go Public. How Can We Help Them?  Pacific Standard

What is the role of the scholar and the expert in the fraught year of 2019? Temperatures are rising along with the sea levels. Scientists are discovering the keys ...

TV Writers of Color and Others Face Widespread Bias, Survey Finds  The New York Times

Bias and harassment are systemic on show staffs, according to a new study of writers who were female, people of color, disabled or L.G.B.T..

Steve Kemp Writer's Residency offers Creative Writing Workshop  Mountain Xpress

CHEROKEE, NC – Poet, artist and teacher Elise Anderson will lead a Great Smoky Mountains Association creative writing workshop on Wednesday, March 20, ...

After Years of Writing, Woman Publishes 1st Novel at 95  U.S. News & World Report

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Delana Jensen Close was recently honored for a book that she finished last year at age 95.

Mary Higgins Clark: Writing Off Loss  Wall Street Journal

The prolific Mary Higgins Clark used writing to get through grief before she became the 'Queen of Suspense' responsible for 51 books that sold 100 million ...

Why millennials are writing contracts for their relationships  The Oakland Press

Rachel Sibley and John Meyer had been dating for four months when they planned out a night to reflect on their relationship. They dimmed the lights, lit some ...

‘He could make a bad thing funny’: Golf-writing legend Dan Jenkins memorialized in Fort Worth  Golf.com

FORT WORTH, Texas — Legendary golf writer Dan Jenkins was remembered Friday for his kindness, his love of life, and, of course, his biting wit. Jenkins was ...

Straddling the worlds of writing and politics  The Hindu

Writing has been an integral part of many politicians' lives. They use their literary skills to promote the ideas of their party. Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, ...

Jailed Saudi Women Receive PEN Writing Award  Voice of America

PEN America, a literary and human rights organization, is honoring three women's rights activists from Saudi Arabia. The PEN award comes at a time of intense ...

The Toughest Part About Writing a Rock Novel? The Lyrics  The New York Times

Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of “Daisy Jones & The Six” — about the breakup of an iconic 1970s band — admits that she struggled with songwriting.

'Flash' Shocker: Ezra Miller Writing Script in Bid to Star (Exclusive)  Hollywood Reporter

In a bid to keep himself involved as the Flash, actor Ezra Miller is taking a hands-on approach to a movie in the works centered on the superhero by taking a stab ...

How did reading and writing evolve? Neuroscience gives a clue  Cosmos

The part of the brain that processes visual information, the visual cortex, evolved over the course of millions of years in a world where reading and writing didn't ...

Tips for Writing a Novel  The New Yorker

Riane Konc gives some humorous advice to writers working on a novel.

How writing for the movies pushed Butch Dalisay to fiction  ABS-CBN News

Butch Dalisay is explaining pens to us this morning—he's showing us finds from the 1920s and 1940s. Montblancs, Parker Duofolds, Big Reds, and Vacumatics.

Lots of great writing, and suddenly 2 less great writers  FOXSports.com

With the recent passing of two of the greatest sports writers of our time, co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg take a look at how athletes are covered in the era of ...

Writing college papers in full uniform? That's just one step in Chris Woodward's path to becoming Rangers manager  Dallas News

SURPRISE, Ariz. - This rebuild of the Rangers is going to take time and commitment.Know this about the guy who will oversee it on the ground: Chris...

Scholarship available for Maritime writers to attend retreat  The Guardian

Writers living in the Maritime provinces are eligible to apply for a scholarship (trevorcorkum.com/scholarship) to attend a week-long summer writing retreat on the ...

College student with 'visions of writing super-cool scripts' almost wipes out faculty's entire system  The Register

Who, Me? Monday has once more reared its ugly head, but brings with it the charming face of Who, Me?, El Reg's weekly look at cringeworthy events of readers' ...

Jay Osmond talks writing musical play that will tell 'true unvarnished story' of Osmond family  Deseret News

Jay Osmond, the middle child of the famous entertainment family, is hard at work on a musical play that will tell the non-sugarcoated story of being an Osmond.

An Upstate 4th-grader was barred from writing about her gay grandfather. Now she's suing.  Charleston Post Courier

An Upstate elementary schooler and her mother are challenging school officials in federal court after they said the student's school barred her from publishing an ...

Penn prof. Buzz Bissinger hosts student writer's residency in Pacific Northwest home  The Daily Pennsylvanian

Over spring break, College senior Sabrina Qiao was holed up in an isolated cottage near Astoria, Ore. working on her creative writing honors thesis. Qiao was ...

The Case for the Full Stack Digital Writer  Search Engine Journal

You're scrolling through your feed and stop at an article title that piques your interest. “How to Create Great Digital *Content*”. What would you expect to find if you ...

Dan Jenkins, sports writing great and author, dies at 90  PGA.com

Dan Jenkins, the sports writing great and best-selling author whose career covered Ben Hogan to Tiger Woods, began with Western Union and ended with ...

The Irish Times Books Podcast: with Kevin Breathnach and New Irish Writing's Ciaran Carty  Irish Times

Listen to the author of 'Tunnel Vision' and the man behind the Hennessy Literary Awards.

Jordan Peterson: How to write an essay  Big Think

The best way to improve your thinking is to learn how to write, says Jordan Peterson. His ten-step process for writing an essay is time consuming, but the benefits ...

Remembering Malayalam writer M Sukumaran a year after his passing  The News Minute

M Sukumaran did not go to receive the award that the Kendra Sahitya Akademi announced for him in 2006 for Chuvanna Chinnangal, a short story collection.

After decades of writing, Dublin woman recently published her first novel, at age 95  The Columbus Dispatch

Delana Jensen Close was recently honored for a book that she finished last year at age 95.

This AI is so good at writing that its creators won't let you use it  CNN

San Francisco (CNN Business) A new artificial intelligence system is so good at composing text that the researchers behind it said they won't release it for fear of ...

Writing Group Party of One: A Day in the Life of 5 Writers | GradHacker  Inside Higher Ed

Neelofer Qadir will receive her PhD in English in May 2019 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently, she is a Research Associate at the Five ...

Plagiarize-Proof Your Writing Assignments  Faculty Focus

The way you design your writing assignments can help detect and correct writing issues before they evolve into serious academic conduct issues.

Bayshore High student admits writing threat aimed at school, cops say  Bradenton Herald

A Bayshore High School student turned in a threatening note he said he found to the school's guardian. Manatee County Sheriff's Office detectives say the boy ...

Dan Jenkins made tough writing look easy and made sentimentality look cranky  The Washington Post

A celebrity in the sportswriting profession, he put a care and a soul into his words few can match.

Twenty One Pilots Singer Says He's Writing for Next Album  Loudwire

Did you like the direction of Twenty One Pilots' Trench album? It appears that the duo aren't quite done thematically with where that album took them. In a new ...

What We Learned From Writing Our Smash Broadway Musical Come From Away  Playbill.com

Writers-composers-lyricists David Hein and Irene Sankoff reflect on the lessons they've learned with two years on Broadway under their belt—and more coming ...

Writer: Dr. Block doesn't deserve this kind of treatment  Laurinburg Exchange

Well, you have done it again.I am so angry with Curt Vincent and The Laurinburg Exchange.Why do you seem to hate Dr. Block so much that you keep writing…

Lindy West Is Watching Herself  The Cut

Author Lindy West talks about how she went from a blogger at a local Seattle newspaper, to writing for Hulu's Shrill, a TV show based on her life.

Former Valve designer, writer dishes on his new “co-op” game studio  Ars Technica

SAN FRANCISCO—In 2017, game designer and writer Chet Faliszek left Valve Software. The departure was notable in part because Faliszek was perhaps ...

Irish writer wins $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize  The Irish Times

Danielle McLaughlin gives her reaction to her huge success and reveals her next project.

WGA Report: Private Equity “Upending” Agencies’ Duty To Writers  Deadline

A new WGA report, titled “Agencies For Sale,” claims that $3 billion in private equity investments in WME and CAA “is upending Hollywood talent representation” ...

Gary Cohn is writing a memoir of his career, including his tenure in the Trump White House  CNBC

Former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn is in the early stages of writing a memoir that will highlight large portions of his career including his tenure ...

The Philosophy of Creative Writing  lareviewofbooks

Joseph Darda explores the confluence of new humanist philosophy and the rise of the creative writing MFA.

This woman earned $13000 in 1 month writing YouTube jingles on Fiverr  Business Insider

Fiverr is opening an office in the UK to encourage more freelancers to join its platform.

What Is Success Supposed to Feel Like?  The Cut

Get That Money is an exploration of the many ways we think about our finances — what we earn, what we have, and what we want. In Payday, we talk to notable ...

California teacher who inspired "Freedom Writers" film and documentary visits CSUCI  KEYT

The Long Beach teacher who inspired the movie "Freedom Writers" starring Hilary Swank, visited Cal State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo to share her ...

'Threatening' writing found in Pen Argyl Area High School bathroom  lehighvalleylive.com

A “threatening” message was found in a Pen Argyl Area HIgh School bathroom stall on Tuesday, according to a note sent to parents. The message prompted a ...

Diverse TV writers report ongoing discrimination  CNN

Despite ongoing calls for inclusion in TV writers' rooms, a new survey of television writers paints an unfortunate picture of bias encountered by creatives who ...

360 Australians named on the 2019 Sydney Writers’ Festival lineup  Happy

The 2019 lineup for the Sydney Writers' Festival is shaping up to be one of the most diverse yet, with over 360 Aussies and 55 international idea...

Male writers favoured in broadsheet reviews, research finds  The Bookseller

In a new research project, new books by men were found to receive 12% more broadsheet review coverage than those of their female counterparts.

The technology behind OpenAI's fiction-writing, fake-news-spewing AI, explained  MIT Technology Review

Last Thursday (Feb. 14), the nonprofit research firm OpenAI released a new language model capable of generating convincing passages of prose.

Siri Hustvedt: ‘I’m writing for my life’  The Guardian

She has spent her life carving out a career as a writer of intellect in a world still dominated by men. Here, Siri Hustvedt talks about magic tricks, why you can't ...

SBU Professor's New Logics Book Written for Computer Scientists | | SBU  Stony Brook News

Professor Anita Wasilewska, from the Department of Computer Science (CS) at Stony Brook University, has released her second book published by Springer, ...

Twice-fired SAPD detective cited for writing tickets for violations he didn't witness  mySA

A former San Antonio police detective who has been fired twice was issued another indefinite suspension for issuing traffic tickets for violations he didn't witness, ...

Gable Tostee shares picture of himself shooting a gun after writing about Christchurch massacre  Daily Mail

Eric Thomas, formerly known as Gable Tostee, has posted a photo of himself shooting a gun a day after commenting about the Christchurch mosque attacks.

How Climate Change Has Influenced Travel Writing  The Atlantic

A new book from Barry Lopez underscores how the genre has evolved as planetary conditions have worsened.

We're Hiring a Staff Writer  Pacific Standard

We're seeking a smart and speedy staff writer for daily news coverage and longer-burning enterprise projects, to join our national desk and report directly to the ...

Obituary: Former Beacon Journal Sports Editor Tom Melody remembered as diligent writer, devoted family man  Akron Beacon Journal

Thomas J. Melody brought wisdom, humor and top-notch storytelling skills to the Akron Beacon Journal newsroom for 42 years.Melody served as a reporter, ...

A Brown Kitchen: Why food writing and recipes benefit from context  San Francisco Chronicle

With so much recent online debate about the value of essays that precede recipes, I think it's worth pointing out that recipes can mean so much more than a ...

Al Silverman, writer behind 'Brian's Song,' dies at 92  Antelope Valley Press

Al Silverman, a magazine editor and publishing executive who collaborated with Chicago Bears halfback Gale Sayers on an autobiography that was adapted ...

Writers Guild Awards 2019: ‘Eighth Grade’ & ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Take Top Prizes – Full Winners List  Deadline

Here is the winners list for the 2019 Writers Guild Awards. Deadline will be updating the list live from the ceremonies in Los Angeles and New Work.

A fine writer? Here is how you can earn  Daily Monitor

Writing is one of the many arts people consume on social media, newspaper publications or even spoken word, yet many writers still fail to make a living through ...

Bryan Adams recalls writing Shine a Light with Ed  RTE.ie

"I had this idea, I think he would know where to take it or maybe he'd take it somewhere I wouldn't, and that's what I'm interested in, " says singer Bryan Adams, ...

Introducing Our New Contributing Writers  FanGraphs

In January, we put out an open call for contributing writers. The response we received was overwhelming. Over 500 people submitted applications, and we are ...

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day, Irish writers and their peerless facility for the written language  National Post

Calum Marsh: Throughout its history, Dublin has been close to genius, and it continues to enjoy a contact high.

Welcome new writers Josh Keiser and Jesse Anderson  Royals Review

When All-Star Salvador Perez went down with an injury, the Royals looked to Cam Gallagher to step up, and grabbed free agent Martin Maldonado to fill the void ...

Taking apart the writing and symbols on the guns allegedly used in Christchurch shooting | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Warning: This video contains disturbing *content*. Discretion advised. The guns and ammunition allegedly used in the Christchurch, New Zealand, mass killing in ...

WhiteSmoke uses artificial intelligence to correct your writing mistakes  Popular Science

Save 80 percent on lifetime proofreading and get WhiteSmoke. It uses artificial intelligence to correct your writing mistakes.

'Captain Marvel' Writers Almost Gave Nick Fury a Razr Instead of Pager  Hollywood Reporter

The first full-length Captain Marvel trailer had many fans asking the same question: Did she just straight up punch an old lady?

How I Went From Writing About Food to Founding Great Jones Cookware—And What Was I Even Thinking?  Bon Appetit

Great Jones cookware co-founder Sierra Tishgart abandoned everything she knew about being a food writer and editor to start a company from scratch.

'Desus & Mero's' Secret Weapons Are Two Black Women Writers  Essence

Writers Ziwe Fumudoh and Heben Nigatu are helping Baker and Martinez develop *fresh content* meant to make you gasp and even blush.

Writer reflects on being black in a white state  vtdigger.org

University of Vermont professor Emily Bernard is author of the new memoir “Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine.

P/C Direct Premium Written Up 5.9 Percent  Insurance Journal

Direct premium written (DPW) for property/casualty insurance companies continues to increase, albeit gradually. At year-end 2017, over $636 billion of DPW.

Baseball writer Derrick Goold takes Cardinals questions and comments in our weekly chat  STLtoday.com

Bring your Cards and spring training questions and comments to a live chat with Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold at 1 p.m..

Writer Nick Adams speaks to Republican Club of Longboat Key  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Australian author Nick Adams recently spoke at the Republican Club of Longboat Key March 12th dinner at the Longboat Key Club. He received a standing ...

Avengers: Infinity War writer reveals 'The Snap' originally happened in Endgame  SYFY WIRE

The snap of the Infinity Gauntlet, with all the stones in their proper places, was the most devastating blow Thanos dealt to the Avengers and the biggest win a ...

Six Nations 2019 verdict: Guardian writers on their highs and lows  The Guardian

Very few of the captains involved enjoyed a serene Six Nations but Wales's indomitable Lion was at the heart of his country's deserved success. Wales's ...

Live Q&A: Pistons writer James L. Edwards III on Tuesday at...  The Athletic

The Pistons will have only 12 regular-season games remaining after they face the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Monday night, so let's get down to the nitty-gritty for ...

Reel Movie Awards 2019: Raj Nidimoru Discusses Writing 'Stree' and Collaborative Filmmaking  News18

Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK are competing in the Best Screenplay category in Reel Movie Awards 2019 that will take place on March 26.

Enchanted forests: the women shaking up nature writing  The Guardian

The worlds of conservation and nature writing are overwhelmingly white and male. But the Forestry Commission is taking steps to change all that.

Elizabeth Weber to read at University of Indianapolis Kellogg Writers Series  UIndy News

Poet and essayist Elizabeth Weber will read from her work as part of the University of Indianapolis's Kellogg Writers Series. The free event is open to the public ...

Moore woman accused of writing and filling dozens of prescriptions for herself  KFOR Oklahoma City

CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. - A Moore woman is accused of using her former employer's physician number to call-in and fill dozens of prescriptions for herself.

What Shrill Writer Lindy West Is Listening to Right Now  Pitchfork

The author and TV producer shares her love of Carnie Wilson, Lizzo, Tracy Chapman, and more.

News Ferndale author confirms he has written sequel to 'Bird Box'  WXYZ Detroit

Ferndale novelist Josh Malerman has written the sequel to his novel "Bird Box," that was made into a Netflix film and released in December 2018.

‘Get used to saying no,’ and more advice from writer Naomi Alderman  PBS NewsHour

"You can't be the best person in the world at answering your email on time and being available for every request and also write good books," says writer Naomi ...

The Hollywood Version of Brexit: Why TV Writers and Their Agents Are Spoiling for a Fight  Vanity Fair

For the last month, Hollywood has percolated with anxiety over a brewing battle between two huge swaths of the entertainment industry: writers and agents.

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