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. In the past few years, as an editor and literary consultant for www.TheOmnibus.org, I've had the opportunity to read more than 1,000 book proposals.... 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 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... Read More

Balance Your Life

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

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. When the going gets tough,... Read More

Want to start a publishing revolution?

Calling all publishers, editors, journalists and freelance writers. It's time to breathe more life into your copy. Turn your articles into living pieces that spark measurable debate, get closer to your readers and engage their mind andsoul - we're talking revolution. As it was in the beginning Publishers have... Read More

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 . Any topic will do, and a... Read More

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. And if researching potential homes for your work is part of that routine-as it is for many of us who regularly... 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 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. Trade publications make up a significant portion of the... Read More

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. To ensure consistency on such tricky words, most editors will have a style guide. ... Read More

In The News:


Gawker

Writing Lessons: Philip Gourevitch Is a Bad Blogger
Gawker
He has written about the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda and Cambodia, about the dictatorships of Mobutu Sese Seko, in Congo, and Robert Mugabe, in Zimbabwe, about the Tamil Tigers, in Sri Lanka, about Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front, in France, ...

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New York Times

Before Writing for Mayor de Blasio, He Wrote About Love
New York Times
At first, creative opportunities were few. After graduating from New York University, he spent two years as a proclamation writer under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, dealing in the art, he said, of “whereas” and “heretofore.” He later served as press ...

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Waco Tribune-Herald

Baylor English professor wins writing prize
Waco Tribune-Herald
The PEN award comes with a $20,000 prize, creative writing residencies at the University of Idaho and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, and another Hemingway attached: Famed novelist Ernest Hemingway's son Patrick will present the award to ...

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The Economist (blog)

Johnson: Writing style
The Economist (blog)
“WRITE with nouns and verbs, not adjectives and adverbs” is a traditional bit of style advice. The aim is to get young writers picking a few words that tell, rather than bulking out their prose in the hopes of convincing by sheer mass. But does good ...


Richardson column: Avoid these pitfalls when writing a résumé
Fredericksburg.com
Lynne Richardson is the dean of the University of Mary Washington's School of Business and a marketing professor. Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 12:00 am. Richardson column: Avoid these pitfalls when writing a rĂ©sumĂ© BY LYNNE ...


Huffington Post

Tips for Writing Amazon Reviews
Huffington Post
Too many reviews, however, are so generic they could apply to any book written. Actual example: "The plot was weak. The story dragged on." When I read reviews like this one, I'm not sure the reviewer actually read the book and would direct them to TIP ONE.


Nike, Robertsville Hold Combined Writing Event
The Missourian
Student authors at Nike and Robertsville Elementary schools shared their work with family and friends in a recent evening ceremony. The original pieces were created as part of the Meramec Valley R-III School District annual “Writing on the Wall” project.


Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

APSU hosting one-day creative writing workshop
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Whether you're a young student interested in exploring creative writing or an adult learner interested in fine-tuning your craft, there will be something for everyone this spring at Austin Peay State University's Community School ...

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Town Hall

Obama's Iran Deal Probably Won't Be In Writing
Town Hall
One might hope that a President of the United States would at least get a written agreement from the leader of a country that chants "Death to America" on any nuclear deal. But President Obama is not just any President of the United States. And his ...

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ABC News

Marriage Plans and Writing Occupy Amanda Knox
ABC News
Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a ...

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