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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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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Writing Is Hard, Especially if No One Ever Taught You How
The Chronicle of Higher Education
A lifelong writer, he spent 30 years in journalism, long serving as editor of Philadelphia Weekly. Solid thinking and good writing, he saw firsthand, can effect change. And yet many people don't know how to express themselves effectively, because no ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Duke University to stop requiring SAT, ACT writing scores
Atlanta Journal Constitution
It will soon be optional for applicants to submit SAT essay scores or ACT writing scores. Officials said this change is to ensure every student has an opportunity to be fully considered during the application process. The change will begin with next ...

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Writing a Book or Article? Now's the Time to Create Your 'Author Platform'
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The phrase is defined by Jane Friedman — co-founder of "The Hot Sheet," a newsletter on the publishing industry, and "Electric Speed," an e-newsletter for writers that I read carefully) — as "an ability to sell books because of who you are and who ...

Business 2 Community

Who Are You Writing For?
Business 2 Community
There is a tendency among those charged with writing the marketing copy for any website, email, or advertisement to ignore their audience. This is not intentional, but rather, results from a natural human tendency to see things from our own perspective ...


Will Broadcast Drama Writing & Directing Ever Get Emmy Recognition Again?
But while This Is Us has gone toe to toe with cable and streaming dramas in the the best series field, for a second consecutive year, the time-jumping show was left out of the writing and directing categories. It is the only best drama series nominee ...

WAVY-TV (blog)

Intern Blog: Writing the Rungs
WAVY-TV (blog)
It's official! I have decide to pursue a career as a producer. I have given it much thought and I do believe that I have what it takes. I am focused on perfecting my writing as much as I can. Writing has become a substantial portion of my internship ...

Wall Street Journal

Make Students Prove Their Writing Skills
Wall Street Journal
Regarding Naomi Schaefer Riley's July 9 op-ed “Save the SAT Writing Test”: That the admissions offices at Stanford and Princeton would drop the test speaks to a current fad among the university elite, but not to those of us who have taught at the ...

Austin American-Statesman

Gosselink: My long-awaited return to writing is here
Austin American-Statesman
I realize that most folks reading this didn't even know I was gone, let alone care that I'm writing again, but my loyal audience, while small, incredibly non-vocal and has a surprisingly high rate of head trauma, has missed my nonsense. I know my loyal ...


Can Writing Skills Help Bridge The Education Gap?
They say love makes the world go around. But when it comes to education and the world of work –money makes all the difference. On the whole, the more money you have, the better you'll do at school. And the better your work prospects will be after that.


Writing summer to-do lists is not a job for the listless. Or is it?
There is good evidence that all of these early forms of writing were used to make lists of things that people wanted to keep track of (inventory, possessions, etc). Maybe using the written word to communicate ideas between cultures was simply an ...

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