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Writing Information

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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