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

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In a letter to CBP earlier this week, two U.S. senators called for authorities to allow Americans to opt out of facial recognition at airports.
In the world of tech, there is a slew of new features and hidden tricks hiding in your everyday devices.
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Social media company Grabien was banned from Twitter on Friday after posting a quote from a US representative
When it comes to the rest of your tech, it’s never too late to adjust your settings and get back just a little privacy.
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YouTube TV has restored access to Disney, ESPN, and other networks following an outage last week. The outage stemmed from contractual disputes that resulted in an interruption of service.
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Security pros say one of the worst computer vulnerabilities they've ever seen has been exploited by state-backed Chinese and Iranian hackers, rogue cryptocurrency miners, and others.
It's nice to know if your text message went through and the person read it.
Security experts around the world raced Friday to patch one of the worst computer vulnerabilities discovered in years.
There are many things you shouldn’t do online. Some are just plain dangerous.
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When one population in one century survived five wars, two... Read More

Writing Good Dialogue.

There's nothing that kills a scene like hackneyed dialogue. Just... Read More

Taking the Free Out of Freelance Writing

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Before I became a teacher, I was a sports writer.... Read More

Writer School?

Here's something from my mailbag. "Dear Michael, do you need... Read More

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Writing technical articles is a challenge. There you sit, surrounded... Read More

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If you're a writer, you're in business. It doesn't matter... Read More

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The first five pages of a novel are critical.Editors make... Read More

Does Your Story Have A Theme?

Creative Writing Tips ?It should.A theme is a one-line explanation... Read More