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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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How Writing About Past Failures May Help You Succeed In The Present
A new study in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience not only supports this connection but adds an interesting twist, finding that reflecting on past failures—by writing about them—may help us stay calm in the face of new stressors. The ...
Why a journal is so good for you: Confronting your past failings on paper helps calm anxiety in the futureDaily Mail
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Holocaust center hosts art, writing competition for high schoolers
All entries must be submitted by April 9; writing submissions must be emailed to competition@holocaustcenter.org by 11:59 p.m. April 9; art submissions must be postmarked on or prior to April 9. “Governor Snyder signing a law requiring Michigan public ...

Allentown Morning Call

From Jail to Jobs: Writing their way out
Allentown Morning Call
Though not intended as a tool for job finding, many inmates who take the class have reported they're using what they learned to get back into the workforce, said Sara Jarosz, a supervisor at the corrections center. “It boosts their self-esteem,” Jarosz ...

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Learning 3 R's are key to communication, employment and success
Jackson Clarion Ledger
But the 3 R's — reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic — are still the basic skills necessary for a good education to prepare a person for the workplace. Reading is essential for a child's success and carries over through the rest of a person's life ...


New creative writing course challenges inmates
It's a new program as part of student research teaching creative writing to inmates nearing the end of their sentence. So far, it's making a profound difference. Emelia O'Toole is the instructor who is also a student assistant researcher at the ...

Wall Street Journal

Reading, Writing and Xi Jinping Thought: China's Students Learn Leader's Philosophy
Wall Street Journal
Alongside changes that consolidate power with the president and allow him to rule indefinitely, the curriculum revamp is another step toward installing Mr. Xi as a guiding light in the Communist Party's pantheon. The Chinese government has been pushing ...

The Guardian

'Allow imaginations to lead': igniting the creative spark in young writers
The Guardian
At Bridge Academy in London, a group of year 9 students are writing speeches. Later, they'll deliver them to an audience of MPs and activists at the Houses of Parliament. Students plan to speak about racial profiling, cuts to the NHS and why the ...


Organizations Help Veterans Heal Through Writing Their Stories
The St. Louis Public Library in collaboration with the Missouri Humanities Council (MHC), the VA St. Louis Health Care System, Drury University and the Kansas City Public Library offer veteran writing workshops to veterans and their families – teaching ...

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You think love is complicated? Try writing about it
For playwrights, being attuned to the constantly changing landscape of social attitudes is essential to writing successful plays. Think Harvey Weinstein. Twenty years ago, he was one of Hollywood's greatest success stories, a man whose involvement in a ...

Albany Times Union

Faces of Faith: Teaching, writing, leading, learning
Albany Times Union
Actually, my sermons stem from my general love of writing. Though I don't always write out my sermons, I see the written ones as mini-essays that often lead me to bigger writing projects. I've written columns, articles, poetry and other commentaries ...

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