Five Common Errors to Correct Before Submitting a Letter or Report

First impressions count in writing too! So it is always a good idea to carefully check documents such as letter, reports, and proposals before submitting them. Below are five of the most common errors.1. The document isn't tailored for its audience. For example, a proposal does not speak to a... Read More

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 Get Free Publicity in In-flight Magazines

If you're targeting an educated, more affluent audience with your message, and your topic is a good fit, in-flight magazines can be one of your best publicity tools.A quick look at the statistics should convince you:--Many of these magazines have high circulations.--Many readers are Frequent Flyers, among the most educated... Read More

Editing for Perfection ? The Personal Statement

This article contains a short guide on how to edit your personal statement and create tension and suspense within your writing. For most potential students there are some clear reasons why they wish to embark on university. Writing the personal statement for university submissions is one of the most difficult,... Read More

10 Tips on How to Cultivate Relationships with Editors

If you are an aspiring writer, or you simply want to augment your professional qualifications by publishing material related to your field of expertise, listen up. Here are a few tips that will help ingratiate you in the hearts and minds of editors. Once you've established a positive rapport with... Read More

The Writing Life

In the 7th grade I wanted to be an architect but it turns out math is involved. Who knew? My 8th grade English teacher talked me into working on the school newspaper and I was hooked. It seemed like easy lifting compared to architecture.This quote from newspaper columnist Russell Baker... Read More

The Write Habit: How to Strengthen Your Writing Muscle

Writing is a muscle that needs exercise to stay in shape.I realized how true that saying is when I took what I called "a well-earned break" after I finished my first novel. The last few days of writing that novel felt as sweet as whipped cream--I was in a writing... Read More

Eight Ways To Write Your Novel Faster

I asked several writers how long it took them to write a novel they wanted published. One woman writer made a frustrated face at me, a couple others just stared at me (their novel wasn't finished yet), and a few just stared.We all have hectic lives having to take care... Read More

Open a Vein

If you want to be a writer, you must write and that requires sitting at your typewriter or computer and writing although it may not be easy. That also means avoiding all distractions that will keep one from writing-visitors, friends, relatives, television, radio, and anything that will keep the writer... Read More

10 Things that Keep You from Writing Your Book? and What You Can do About It

9 out of 10 professionals and small business owners have at least one book or information product inside their head, but lack the time and organizational skills to get it out into digital or print form.You may cringe when you read this list of ten things keeping you from writing... Read More

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Untrue Father (A short Story)

Kallu was a tenant of Santosh Kumar Nayak. Santosh Kumar... Read More

7 Reference Books for Your Desk

I hate to admit this, but I rarely get an... Read More

Should You Write a Book?

One morning, you open your inbox and find several e-mails... Read More

Whose Story Is It?

Whenever you sit down to plot a story (or even... Read More

Writing Is Not Life-threatening

Some writers complain that writing is arduous work requiring long... Read More

Top 7 Writers Sites for 2005

If you dream of turning your book into a best... Read More

Gut Check: Quitting Your Full-time Job for Your Freelance Career

It's 6:00 p.m. You're dead tired, but instead of an... Read More

Cheap Therapy

I call it cheap therapy. That gushing, near-religious, poured-from-the-body stress... Read More

Looking For Good Copywriter Books?

If you are looking for copywriter books, you'll want to... Read More

Want to start a publishing revolution?

Calling all publishers, editors, journalists and freelance writers. It's time... Read More

Think Market!

Griselda spent hours polishing up her resume. No detail was... Read More

Writing New Ideas

Someone once commented that there were no new ideas to... Read More

Does The Title Reflect The Story?

Short Story Writing Tips ?We all have different tastes in... Read More

Sell More Books With a Powerful Back Cover

Did you know that your back cover information is, after... Read More

Write SMART: How to Create Terrific Writing Goals - And Achieve Them!

Open up your favorite calendar and circle today's date.Why? Because... Read More

Inspiring the Poet in You!

Poems. Just the mention of them makes me smile. Why?... Read More

How to Write Words Worth a Thousand Pictures

Our Image-Driven SocietyWe live in a new image-driven society. It... Read More

Pages: Your Book of Life

Many of us dream of writing a book. Why not.... Read More

How To Write Thank You Letters With Class

When I first started tracking the information preferences of people... Read More

Pairs/Groups Of Words Often Confused - Part 5 of 6

PASSED, PASTPassed is the past tense of pass. Past means... Read More

Make Your Mark Upon Humanity

The greatest gift you have to give to yourself and... Read More

Secrets Of Successful Authors

When the writing bug hits you, get out your pencil,... Read More

Sick of the Traditional Publishing Path?

A book coaching client recently emailed me that she was... Read More

Memories Dont Fade Like Hair Does: Memoir Writing Help for You, Our Elders, to Tell Your Story

~~~Old age, to the unlearned, is winter; to the learned,... Read More

How To Publish Your Own Newsletter

With the expansion and diversion of businesses, manufacturers, and even... Read More

How to Build A Success Freelance Career (Part 2)

Part 1 of this article discussed the experience you need... Read More

Mexican Living: Pasatiempo

It occurred to me one day that I needed something... Read More

The Power of Punctuation

Punctuation, when used creatively, is powerful. Note, however, that when... Read More

Focusing Your Reading and Finding Ideas

Many experts recommend reading as a way to get ideas,... Read More

Writers Helping Writers - A Noble Legacy

It is satisfying to be a part of such a... Read More

6 Ways to Toot Your Own Writing Horn

You know you've got writing talent. Others enjoy your work... Read More

How to Write Headlines for How-to Articles

Want to write a how-to article but can't come up... Read More

Writing as a Gift

What am I supposed to give Anthony as a wedding... Read More