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:

Warwick library kicks off winter writing series  The RecorderWednesdays are about to become the day to flex your creative muscles in Warwick, thanks to a new program offered by the Warwick Free Public Library.
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Some Notes on Stephen King’s First Attempt at Writing Copy for L. L. Bean  The New YorkerRebecca Turkewitz humorously imagines a collaboration between Stephen King and L. L. Bean, two icons of the great state of Maine.
Writing Styles of Gorsuch and Kavanaugh Revealed in Arbitration Rulings | National Law Journal  Law.comTwo decisions on arbitration by the two newest U.S. Supreme Court justices handed down within a week of each other recently have given legal writing expert ...
Writing a book with my ex about amicable separation. What if we fell out?  The Irish TimesThousands of Irish couples separate each year yet no personal stories are told about it.
The Real Reason Chris Hansen Got Busted for Writing Bad Checks  The Cheat SheetIt's more than a little ironic that this former 'To Catch a Predator' show host became famous for catching criminals. Now he might be facing jail time for felony ...
Mitchell Zuckoff is writing book about 9-11 terror attacks  Seattle TimesNEW YORK (AP) — A best-selling author and former Boston Globe reporter is completing a project about the September 11 terrorist attacks. Mitchell Zuckoff's ...
Writing Switch: Decoding downhill dialogue  Aspen TimesKnowing proper vernacular on the mountain can be useful — like skier's right versus looker's left — but most of the time it's a lot of jargon created to.
13 Steps to Fail Miserably at Blog Writing  Search Engine JournalDoes your writing exhibit any of these bad qualities? If so, these writing tips will strengthen your brand and make your readers much happier.
WRITING ABOUT LAKOTA HISTORY  The Lakota Country TimesMany people think that history is just a collection of names and dates to be memorized and repeated on elementary or secondary school exams. Some people ...
The Chat review: Improvisation doesn't cut it beside serrated-edge writing  The Sydney Morning HeraldSome brilliant writing in The Chat is undermined by meandering improvisation, writes John Shand.
2019 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship  Teton Valley NewsThe Wyoming Arts Council, with generous funding from The Pattie and Earle Layser Memorial Fund announces the Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and ...
Nancy Pelosi to Trump: Reschedule State of the Union address or just submit it in writing to Congress because of shutdown  CNBCHouse Speaker Pelosi, D-Calif., in a letter to Trump, cited "security concerns" related to the shutdown's effect on the U.S. Secret *Service*, which provides security ...
Avoid Spelling and Grammar Errors in Email with This Award-Winning Writing Assistant  EntrepreneurGrammatical errors — a stray comma here or an extra "and" there — might seem like minor errors in the grand scheme of things. But if they frequently occur in ...
Inside No. 9 series 5: writing is complete  Den of Geek UKSteve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith on "the curse and the pleasure" of writing their excellent anthology series Inside No. 9…
Senators told to put changes in writing  Arkansas Democrat-GazetteThe Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday ended its practice of allowing senators to simply describe out loud their amendments to various bills.
Jenji Kohan To Receive WGA West Laurel Award For TV Writing  DeadlineJenji Kohan, creator of Weeds and Orange Is the New Black, will be this year's recipient of the WGA West's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award, which is given to a ...
Freelance jobs in demand include writing, API, blockchain: Freelancer.com  ABS-CBN NewsMANILA - Online jobs in *content* creation dominated the online freelancing space last year signifying the "viral importance" of a company's online presence, ...
Iranian Revolution: Writing Her Revolt  Tablet MagazineThis week, Tablet looks back on 40 years of the Iranian Revolution. ***. All the years she lived in Iran, my mother's greatest sorrow was that she was not born ...
Ryan and Sisanie Debate Writing Your Own Wedding Vows | Ryan Seacrest  On Air With Ryan SeacrestCongratulations to Sisanie and her hubby Michael! Ryan Seacrest's cohost Sis is celebrating her five-year wedding anniversary tomorrow on January 18 and in ...
10 best writing apps for Android!  Android AuthorityThe writer in your is always striving to come out, but all you have on you is your mobile device. That's okay! There are actually quite a few great apps for writers.
Mesut Ozil must see 'writing on the wall' at Arsenal, warns ex-Gunners striker  LOVE SPORT RadioMesut Ozil should expect to leave Arsenal sooner rather than later, according to Kevin Campbell.
Is Blink-182 Writing Music With The Chainsmokers?  iHeartRadioLate last year, blink-182 made their first foray into EDM with their Steve Aoki collaboration "Why Are We So Broken," and it must've went well because the pop ...
Letter from the Mint editor: Writing the perfect column  The Daily EvergreenHello again, Mint reader. I appreciate you taking the time to flip (or scroll, for you tech-savvy folks) to our section. If I'm being honest, I'm not entirely sure how to ...
'To Catch a Predator' Host Chris Hansen Accused of Writing Bad Checks  The Daily BeastThe host of Dateline NBC's To Catch a Predator turned himself into police this week after allegedly writing a series of bad checks to a promotional merchandise ...
He’s not writing about Trump this week. And if you believe that, try this no-diet diet.  Washington PostImportant announcement to readers: It has been pointed out to me, not always kindly, that like just about every writer in the United States, I have become ...
Young mothers at university: 'I breastfed at 5am while writing essays'  The GuardianPregnancy can be seen as a barrier to university – and young student mothers say they lack support.
Away with words: an Arvon fiction-writing retreat in Devon  The GuardianExpert tuition, camaraderie and walks in the rain – plus a healthy lack of wifi and mobile coverage – leave our writer buzzing with creativity and short story ideas.
Nadiya Hussain: how writing helped the GBBO winner 'live a double life'  Evening StandardGreat British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has just had a brilliant idea. “Do you know what?” she says. “I'm going to go to Greggs and eat a vegan sausage ...
If You Want to Be a More Effective Writer, Stop Using Utilize and These Other 12 Words  Mental FlossIf you want to become a better writer, it can be hard to know where to start. The good news is that you don't need to pad your vocabulary with $10 words to ...
Colette: writer, feminist, performer and #MeToo trail blazer  The Conversation - UKThe French writer Colette was indifferent and even hostile to the feminist movement in the early 1900s. But both her writing and the way she lived her life ...
By Easing Anxiety for Lower-Income Students With 10-Minute Writing Exercise, Test Grades Soar Dramatically  Good News NetworkA simple 10-minute writing exercise to reduce anxiety has been shown to reduce test failure rates by over half.
Longtime Eagle reporter Suzanne Tobias named editorial page writer  The Wichita EagleJournalists have to be fastidious about keeping opinions out of their writing, but that's about to change for longtime Wichita Eagle reporter Suzanne Tobias, who ...
Loretta Lynn Is Still Writing Songs, Just Not as Often as She'd Like  Taste of CountryLoretta Lynn is one of country music's prolific songwriters, and she's not letting recent health battles get in the way of her lifelong passion.
New year, first books: Writers on their debuts and finding inspiration  The Irish TimesWe asked some writers to tell us about their debuts ahead of their publication.
Downers Grove Student Filmed Writing Racial Slur On Whiteboard  Downers Grove, IL PatchStudent Filmed Writing Racial Slur On Whiteboard - Downers Grove, IL - The video prompted users on social media to call for the girl to be expelled.
UCT Summer School course puts spotlight on contemporary African writers  CapeTalkThe "Dimensions of Contemporary African Writing" course will be a quick-paced tour through writing from many parts of the continent.
Eccles Centre partners with Hay Festival for 2020 Writer's Award  The BooksellerThe Eccles Centre at the British Library is joining forces with Hay Festival on the Centre's £20000 Writer's Award, which will become the Eccles Centre and Hay ...
Alshon Jeffery surprises 2nd grader who wrote supportive letter with classroom visit  Yahoo SportsAlshon Jeffery surprised the class of the young Eagles fan who wrote him a supportive letter after he missed a pass in the Eagles' loss to the Saints.
East Coast Media Is Grounded From Writing About Weed  The Portland MercuryMarijuana is an addictive gateway drug that worsens the opioid epidemic, is medically proven to drive people insane, is nearly as bad for society as prescription ...
How writing technology shaped classical thinking  MIT NewsA new book by Stephanie Frampton, a literature professor at MIT, explores the written word in the ancient Roman world.
Some Dos and Don’ts From Famous Writers  The New York TimesSome best-selling novelists have written books about their craft. Others dispense advice on Twitter, their websites and in interviews and articles.
Meet the man who's writing Miles Morales' next Spider-adventures  SYFY WIREBoosted by the box office smash Into the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales is the current star of the Marvel universe. In many ways its fitting because, alongside ...
Is music theory the secret to writing a pop hit?  Classic FMEvery artist wants to produce a track that stands the test of time, so here's how music theory can help with your songwriting... There are many elements to a pop ...
A Football Manager miracle? How six native Germans are writing history with the Philippines at the Asian Cup  Goal.comSix European-born players have made history at the 2019 Asian Cup in a multicultural team that has its roots in the football management video game.
Kolkata writers reveal how they deal with tough times  Times of IndiaTough times often trigger bouts of creativity. It has happened with Tagore. After he lost his 11-year-old son Samindranath to cholera, he wrote the haunting song ...
Dream job: the writer paid to send millions to sleep  The GuardianWith sleep problems on the rise, Phoebe Smith was tasked with writing stories deliberately designed to help people nod off – with the help of Stephen Fry and ...
In ‘The Origins of Dislike’, writer Amit Chaudhuri dismantles many myths of reading and writing  Scroll.inIn his new book, The Origins of Dislike, Amit Chaudhuri unwraps several aspects of reading, writing, publishing, criticism, and thinking in general, mostly to ...
My daughter asked me to stop writing about motherhood. Here’s why I can’t do that.  Washington PostPromising not to write about her anymore would mean shutting down a vital part of myself, which isn't necessarily good for me or her.
Does It Pay to Be a Writer?  The New York TimesWriting has never been a lucrative career choice, but a recent study by the Authors Guild, a professional organization for book writers, shows that it may not even ...
Berkeley home with vaulted ceilings and writing loft seeks $795K  Curbed SFLocated in the Berkeley Hills near Tilden Park, this downright delightful home is sure to sell fast. Why, just look at it—brick facade, vaulted ceilings, exposed ...
Five emerging Australian authors talk about writing their breakthrough novels  ABC NewsFrom writer's block to bidding wars: five Australian writers who achieved breakthrough success in 2018 share the stories behind their first published novels.
I Got Death Threats For Writing A Bad Review Of 'Aquaman'  HuffPostI'm not convinced people are fully aware how the job of of female-minded criticism is complicated by the way we are treated by the men who read, watch an...
How a P.E.I. man got a gig writing Marvel comics  CBC.caJed MacKay of Prince Edward Island is the man in charge of the life of Marvel Comics's Daredevil — if only for five weeks, as his miniseries on the Man Without ...
Writing regularly can help crystallize your ideas  LivemintWhen you put your thoughts on paper, it helps you crystallize your ideas more clearly. I saw that when I was building my startup, says Nistha Tripathi.
An English Translation of Belgian Surrealist Writing  HyperallergicAuthors Paul Nougé, Paul Colinet, and Louis Scutenaire exhibited a staunch ethic of underground and elliptical obscurity. Elizabeth Zuba3 days ago · Facebook ...
Lana Del Rey Is Writing More Candidly Than Ever  VultureIt is easy to project onto Lana Del Rey. She is not exactly forthcoming, but she's not a complete cipher either. Most of us can empathize, or directly relate to her in ...
Get it in writing: Council panel wants new ordinance over developer’s shoreline promises  West Hawaii TodayHILO — A North Kona developer's representative made repeated promises Tuesday that its shoreline will be opened to the public within a year, but most County ...
JK Rowling's writing advice: be a Gryffindor  The GuardianOn her website, the Harry Potter author has listed essential qualities for budding authors – including resilience, humility and courage.
Enter writing competition  Berea MailThe competition is open for poems not longer than 32 lines and short stories not longer than 2 000 words.
Analog Writing in the Digital World  SFWA Newsby Paul Jessup. Believe it or not, I hammered out the first draft of this post on a typewriter. Gasp! Shock! Cue the fainting couch! How could I do such a thing?
Best-selling paranormal romance writer accuses her husband of a ‘Shakespearean plot’ to poison her  The Mercury NewsBy Isaac Stanley-Becker | The Washington Post. Sherrilyn Kenyon, the best-selling author of the “Dark-Hunter” series, began writing as a child to survive her own ...
Writing the 2019 election: On manifestos and milquetoas...  Daily MaverickJulius Malema's face will adorn every piece of election propaganda – across the country – for national and provincial leadership positions. This imitates the ...
Tributes pour in for sports writing legend Jim Taylor  CBC NewsArguably one of Canada's funniest sports columnists, Taylor died at his Shawnigan Lake, B.C., home on Monday.
Curtis Brown celebrates 120th birthday with novel-writing prize  The BooksellerCurtis Brown is to celebrate its 120th birthday with a series of events spearheaded by a team of young agents, culminating in the Curtis Brown 120 Novel Writing ...
Autism didn't stop Michael from writing a book, even though he can't read or write  StCatharinesStandard.caBy the time he stood in front of 500 people at the Toronto conference centre Michael Jacques, a guy who can't read or write, had practised his speech for three ...
How Humans Invented Writing — Four Different Times - The Crux  Discover MagazineWriting was independently invented at least four time in human history, but all the scripts developed similarly.
Weekend Bite: Lesley Chesterman moves on after two decades of food writing  CTV NewsIt's possible that no one knows Montreal's fine dining scene quite like Lesley Chesterman does – the Montreal Gazette's restaurant critic has tasted it all. But after ...
Writing for a 'Little Prince' — how this Salt Lake 11-year-old gets the royal treatment in Utah Opera premiere  Deseret NewsHouston Grand Opera premiered “The Little Prince” in 2003, and now, Utah Opera brings it to life for the first time — featuring its own costumes, sets and a ...
J.K. Rowling Shared Her Best Writing Advice & It's A Must-Read For Aspiring Authors  BustleIf there is anything you can depend upon Harry Potter creator and mega-bestselling author J.K. Rowling for, it's a Twitter clapback. Over the years, fans have ...
Interview: Aimee Garcia Talks 'Lucifer', Season 4, Fans, Writing & More!  Nerds and BeyondPerky, fun, energetic and unapologetically herself – Aimee Garcia embodies all of the best qualities (and more!) of her character Ella on Netflix's Lucifer.
‘Don’t be such a writer,’ and more advice from author Sandeep Jauhar  PBS NewsHourThe author of new hit book "Heart: A History" says sometimes it's best let the story tell itself and to get out of the way.
'Writing part is the easy part' — How Utah's self-published authors survive and even thrive without...  Deseret NewsSALT LAKE CITY — Layton-based author Lesli Muir is hard at work preparing her 50th novel for publication. As the new year begins, she's also midway through ...
Writers of Russell Dickerson's “Blue Tacoma” Honored at BMI  CMT.comThe gray, chilly Nashville streets were worlds away from the golden California road Russell Dickerson sings about in “Blue Tacoma.” Even so, the mood was ...
Time and residence a luxury for writer  Otago Daily TimesBut the poet and author of the acclaimed Walking to Jutland Street has found himself in much more lavish digs for his present stint in the city. Steven is the ...
Dog walker wanted. Creative writing skills required.  Washington PostThere is a spot on 14th Street NW in Washington that is often littered with the remains of takeout chicken. In the text vernacular of dog walker Perry Edon III, it is a ...
Opinion: Writing was on the wall for uncompromising Arrivabene, writes Will Buxton | Formula 1®  Formula 1The writing had been on the wall for some time. But today came the official confirmation that Maurizio Arrivabene's time as Ferrari Team Principal had come to an ...
Cody Says AEW Won't Be Hiring Writers & Won't Micromanage Talent  WhatCultureAll Elite Wrestling Vice President Cody spoke to SEScoops.com earlier this week, divulging a number of new details on the upcoming company like a potential ...
Ghanaian workers forced to apologise to dogs in writing by Chinese bosses  GhanaWebGhanaian workers employed at the Ghana Household Utilities Manufacturing Company Limited (GHUMCO) in Takoradi are being forced to apologize to dogs ...
Writing was on the wall for me, says Rankin  Total rugby LeagueJORDAN RANKIN admits he knew he was out of favour at Huddersfield in 2019, but he believes his new club Castleford Tigers could help him reach his ...
Why We Still Can't Read the Writing of the Ancient Indus Civilization - The Crux  Discover MagazineResearchers continue to decipher signs of the Indus Valley Civilization.
Spanish academic gets €1.5m EU grant to rescue 'women's writing'  The GuardianProject to bring recognition to women between 1500 and 1780 who wrote popular texts dismissed as minor.
Professor faces getting sacked after writing 20 spoof scientific papers  Daily MailPeter Boghossian, an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University in Oregon now faces the sack after the stunt.
Batman Writer Giving Away Free Comics During Government Shutdown  Screen RantBatman writer Tom King will give away free comics to federal workers during the government shutdown on Jan. 19 in Annapolis, MD. Although King was once ...
F&O: Put writing at 10,700, 10,400 & Call unwinding suggest positive bias  Economic TimesIndia VIX needs to hold below the 16 mark to again get a bounceback in the market.
Misery Signals Writing for Fifth Studio Album  LoudwireThe calendar is quickly filling up with quality new music for the new year, and you can now add Misery Signals to the list of bands eyeing 2019 for a new album.
Local author to discuss writing process  Worcester TelegramSTERLING - Have you ever thought about writing and publishing a book? The Conant Public Library in Sterling is hosting local author Raymond Tatten, author ...
Karen Chee on Writing for the Golden Globes and Crying at Sandra Oh’s ‘Unabashedly Korean’ Moment  VarietyComedian Karen Chee talks about writing jokes for Sandra Oh at the Golden Globes, and her joy at seeing a fellow Korean being recognized.
The best writing in games in 2018  PC GamerVideogames are full of many things: Guns, knives, ventilation shafts, castle sewers and mushrooms you can jump on. More than anything, they're full of words.
GOP sources say Stephen Miller is writing Trump's border wall speech, and it is not "coherent"  SalonWhite House aide Stephen Miller reportedly has a hand in writing President Donald Trump's Tuesday primetime address advocating for a wall on the Mexico ...
Rappers and songwriters: Is it OK to get help writing songs?  BBC NewsDrake, Jay-Z and Kanye have all been accused of using ghostwriters, but is it acceptable?
Calling all writers! The CBC Nonfiction Prize is now open  CBC.caThe 2019 CBC Nonfiction Prize is now open for submissions. Canadian writers can submit original, unpublished memoir, biography, humour writing, essay ...
Feminism, writing and mythology in the age of #metoo, with Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan  The Indian ExpressAuthor Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan joins Sandip to talk about her new book, a retelling of the life of Amba/Shkhandi, the second in her series on the girls of the ...
Northern Lights Writers presents free workshop | Free  ECM PublishersThe Northern Lights Writers welcomes guest speaker, Matt Grosso, multi-media producer at Cloverleaf Audio.Grosso will discuss the audiobook industry and ...
Meet Bernie Taupin, the Writer Behind Elton John's Biggest Hits  BiographyBernie Taupin is one-half of one of the most successful and prolific songwriting duos in the history of popular music. As lyricist to Elton John, Taupin has been ...
Greer cancels Adelaide Writers' Week appearance  InDailyControversial author and feminist academic Germaine Greer has pulled out of an Adelaide Writers' Week discussion on 'Rage, Rape and Revolution'.
Writers Guild crowns Reigns: Her Majesty for best writing in a video game  GamasutraNewsbrief: The Writers' Guild of Great Britain has announced the winners for its annual Writers' Guild Awards, revealing Reigns: Her Majesty, written by Leigh ...
Warren school resource officer escorted out after writing principal a ticket  WFMJAccording to Michael Currington, a representative for the city of Warren's police union, Google Earth shows clearly the reason for what started with a warning ...
Must Writers Be Moral? Their Contracts May Require It  The New York TimesWhen you see publishers and authors chatting chummily at book parties, you're likely to think that they're on the same side — the side of great literature and the ...
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