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:

New images from NASA show the Perseverance Mars rover hard at work as it searches the Red Planet for signs of ancient microbial life. 
NASA is aiding in the effort to humanely track sea otter populations. 
A Florida woman courageously rescued her pet dog from an alligator attack near Boca Raton last month, according to a report.
More than 60 endangered African penguins were apparently killed by a swarm of bees in South Africa last week, in what bird conservationists described as an unusual occurrence.
The next full moon is the harvest moon, which will be visible starting on Monday night. 
NASA scientists have found evidence that thousands of massive ancient volcanoes erupted on Mars. 
When Hurricane Ida hit the Gulf Coast state of Louisiana two weeks ago, floodwaters from the storm brought another danger to residents: wildlife. 
More than a third of the world's sharks and rays are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
A 3.0 magnitude earthquake rattled the Los Angeles area Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A new biotechnology company is aiming to genetically resurrect the woolly mammoth by 2027.
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Spiritual Journaling

Whether you keep a separate spiritual journal or just want... Read More

Writing Made Them Rich #4: Paulo Coelho

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Why Book Writers Need A Running Mate

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Pairs/Groups Of Words Often Confused - Part 2 of 6

BAITED, BATEDBaited usually refers to traps or snares. When the... Read More

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

Why I Write Horror

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How To Self-Publish Your Own Books, Manuals, Reports Or Newsletters

You can make a lot of money by writing and... Read More

Get Your Writing Reviewed by Major Publications for Free

All Writers need the press, especially new writers. As a... Read More

Your Words Will Determine Your Business!

Be careful when you write.Words you use, sentences you phrase... Read More

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As one of those fabulous Baby Boomers, you now own... Read More

Writer?s Web Resources

The Internet has truly revolutionized the careers of writers worldwide.... Read More

10 Ways to Shatter Writers Block

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List-making is a favorite journaling technique and is often used... Read More

Talent or Toil

As in all endeavors, toil is necessary to succeed and... Read More

Dont Forget That Manual!

No user manual? Surely you jest!It may seem comical, but... Read More

Why We Dont Write Our Books

In the ten years that I've taught people how to... Read More

Writing HI-LO Material (High Interest, Low Ability) for Slow Readers

To write books for readers at an elementary reading level... Read More

Recipe for a Style Guide

Wired Online has recently announced its plans to drop capitalization... Read More

Characters In A Romance Novel

Before you even begin writing your novel, you need to... Read More

Proof Positive: the importance of proofreading

Last week I was having a quick browse on eBay... Read More

Reasons for Recording Your Life Story

1. No one else will do it for you.2. No... Read More

Hero?s Journey ? The Herald

Beyond three and four act story structure, lies the Hero's... Read More

Writing the PDA Way

When we think of writing it triggers many thoughts and... Read More