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

----------------------------------------------------------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... Read More

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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On Baseball Writing  Viva El BirdosLet's get this out of the way upfront — this article isn't going to be about the Cardinals, at least not really. I'm more of a peripheral writer here than anything else at ...
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‘It Frees You Up': Robin Thede on Writing With Other Black Women  TheWrap"A Black Lady Sketch Show" was a breath of *fresh* air for comedy writers who found themselves tokenized in other writers rooms.
The benefits of writing  Times of IndiaThe practice of writing regularly not just helps to clear mental clutter, but can even help improve relationships! Every time my father scolded me as a child, ...
Airport worker fired after writing ‘You Ugly’ note to traveler  WFLAAn airport security worker is out of a job because of a two-word message she wrote on a piece of paper.
The word is out: Val McDermid selects Britain's 10 most outstanding LGBTQ writers  The GuardianThe bestselling crime writer has nominated her favourite queer and trans authors and poets as part of a showcase celebrating the best in British writing.
Bebe Rexha and Other Artists Who Started Out Writing Songs for Other People  Showbiz Cheat SheetYou might be surprised to find out that there is a sizable amount of musicians on the radio whose first initiation into the industry was just writing music.
BY THE BOOK: My writing began with an apology letter in high school  Daily NationDavid Ikanyi is the author of an anthology called a Thief of Insanity.
Adam Goodes and writing a new Australia  The Saturday PaperThere are those people who can get away with saying things others dare only to think. That's Gilbert McAdam. The former AFL player has a cheeky glint in his ...
Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she is writing new feature film and plans to direct it  The GuardianFleabag and Killing Eve creator says she 'blatantly will end up' acting in her film.
A 10-step guide to being an Irish writer  The Irish TimesEmigrating, swearing and competitiveness are among author Rosemary Jenkinson's tips.
Eyes on BBI team as it starts writing the handshake report  The Star, KenyaThe BBI team, on Friday last week started writing its report.
'Easy Rider' star and writer Peter Fonda has died at age 79  CNBCPeter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right both writing and starring in counterculture classics like "Easy Rider," has ...
Gov. Gavin Newsom is writing a children's book about dyslexia  Los Angeles TimesCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he's writing a children's book for kids with dyslexia, a learning disability that affects him and at least one of his children.
'Rest, Toni Morrison. You were magnificent': leading writers on the great American author  The GuardianAfter the death of the great Nobel-prizewinning author, Ben Okri, Alice Walker, Elif Shafak and others offer their personal tributes.
‘We need more of everything’: a call for better writing about disability  The SpinoffIn literature, disability is everywhere. But more than a century after Dickens gave us Tiny Tim, writers often fail to make disability anything other than a narrative ...
"Writing Future Chapters" Fantasy of Lights Fundraiser Planned  WHMIA new fundraiser is planned to help support and enhance the Fantasy of Lights parade in downtown Howell for years to come. The fundraiser – Writing Future ...
'Beautiful Beara is the star of my new book' - crime writer Alex Barclay on how move to isolated West Cork has informed her writing  Independent.ieThe windswept, rugged terrain of the Beara Peninsula is a far cry from the bustle of Dublin city. Yet for Alex Barclay, the former magazine editor-turned-crime ...
Woman fired by Montreal Pride after writing report critical of its ties with city's black communities  CBC.caSophia Sahrane says she was fired less than an hour after submitting a report that concluded Montreal Pride wasn't doing enough to reach out to black queer ...
Robert Macfarlane finally wins Wainwright nature writing prize  The GuardianUnderland was the author's fourth work to be shortlisted, and judges decided unanimously that the 'claustrophobic thriller of sorts' was his best.
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Internet Slang Is More Sophisticated Than It Seems  The AtlanticA new book argues that informal online communication is sometimes more advanced than even the most elegant prose.
Is the Internet Making Writing Better?  The New YorkerKaty Waldman reviews the linguist Gretchen McCulloch's book “Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language,” about how the Internet and ...
Queensland drought-ravaged community needs request in writing for government help  ABC NewsQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has vowed she will not allow families to run out of drinking water during a visit to the drought-ravaged Granite Belt, ...
At the British Library, Writing Is a Work of Art  The New YorkerLauren Collins on an exhibition that features plenty of handwriting, as well as printing, typing, tattooing, and other graphical representations of speech.
Why Writing Captain Marvel Scenes Was Weird For Avengers: Endgame Writers  Cinema BlendReporting on movies, television, video games, and pop culture CINEMABLEND is the go-to source for today's plugged-in generation.
5 Ways Your Business Will Benefit From You Writing a Book  EntrepreneurSearching for a few key indicators will help you know if writing a book will benefit your business.
I'm Nicky Bandini – and I'm still a sports writer  The GuardianFor 13 years I have written under a different name. Today I am coming out as transgender, but my love of storytelling remains. Nicky Bandini. Fri 16 Aug 2019 ...
The most influential American author of her generation, Toni Morrison's writing was radically ambiguous  The Conversation AUToni Morrison, who has died aged 88, was the most influential and studied American author of her generation. Born as Chloe Wofford in Ohio in 1931, she ...
How a Snakebite and Sudden Death Led to Cardiology and Writing  MedscapeA family history of sudden death was the impetus for author Sandeep Jauhar's fascination with the heart, which led to a career in cardiology and his latest book ...
Deciphering Harappan script: Most mysterious writing in the world  The Financial ExpressFor many years, researchers on the Harappan scripts have been applying statistical data to show the frequent clustering of certain symbols that tend to imply ...
Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks to Jesmyn Ward About Writing Fiction, Reparations, and the Legacy of Slavery  Vanity FairWith his groundbreaking nonfiction works, Ta-Nehisi Coates emerged as our most vital public intellectual. Now, his debut novel, The Water Dancer, takes him to ...
Proper.: I Spent the Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better | Review  PitchforkThe Brooklyn band's explosively verbal, shapeshifting, and snarky emo-pop explores how intersectional identities move within predominantly white spaces.
Writer Joanna Schroeder On Preventing Teenage Boys From Turning To Hate  NPRWhite teenage boys are being exposed via social media to groups peddling hate. NPR's Scott Simon asks Joanna Schroeder how she talks to her kids about ...
Writing Women Back Into Existence  Ms. Magazine“Where are all the men?” It's the most common question I hear from readers of my new novel, A People's History of Heaven, and it's not an unreasonable one.
Writing While Parenting  SFWA Newsby P.G. Galalis. Here's a ten-step guide to writing while parenting: 1. Make some coffee or tea. Head to your special writing place. Close the door and boot up ...
Mockery of democracy: Over 200 writers, activists write on Kashmir situation  India TodayThe writers and activists said that the government has made a mockery of the democracy by splitting Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.
Portland-Based “Simpsons” Writer and Fast Food Critic Bill Oakley Finally Has a Sandwich Named After Him—and Yes, It Involves Steamed Hams  Willamette WeekIn case you weren't aware, Portland is home to the country's preeminent fast food critic. He also happened to be involved in writing and producing some of the ...
The Israeli Children’s Book Writer Who Became a Witch  The New York TimesThe illustrator and graphic novelist Rutu Modan offers a homage to Leah Goldberg, one of Israel's most celebrated poets and children's authors.
The radio comedy writer now taking to the stage himself  GazetteIT'S one thing to stand on a stage and tell jokes or anecdotes you consider funny enough to amuse a crowd.
Meghan Markle is writing her first kids book believed to be about her beloved rescue dogs  The SunMEGHAN is writing her first book and plans to become a published author. The Sun can reveal the likely bestseller will be a work of fiction not based on her life ...
Police are writing more tickets  The Daily PostBY EMILY MIBACH Daily Post Staff Writer. Palo Alto police, in a crackdown on speeders and other traffic scofflaws, wrote 40% more traffic tickets in 2018 than ...
Novelist’s innovative startup, like Boise’s The Cabin, nurtures our next generation of writers  Idaho StatesmanDave Eggers' startup 826 Valencia has tutoring centers helping young writers in underserved areas in many cities. Its mission mirrors the great work that Boise's ...
Kate Holmquist obituary: ‘Luminous’ writer who became a voice of the voiceless  The Irish TimesHolmquist 'brought a freshness of voice as well as a degree of edginess' to the pages of The Irish Times.
Simu Liu, new Marvel superhero & Kim's Convenience star, writing a memoir  CBC.caSimu Liu, who was recently cast in the superhero flick Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, plans to release his memoir in 2021.
BBC Buys ‘Vienna Blood’ Crime Thriller Series from ‘Sherlock’ Writer (EXCLUSIVE)  VarietyThe BBC has snapped up “Vienna Blood,” the Austrian-set crime thriller based on the best-selling Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis.
What I learned writing about climate change and the US south for a year  The GuardianI crisscrossed a region – my own – that is mired in a culture of denial and delay. The conversation on the climate crisis has not changed fast enough.
Writing-on-Stone's next chapter: Inside one of Alberta's most gorgeous rodeos  The Globe and MailAt a rodeo in Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, a rider competes in the ladies' barrel-racing event on Aug. 3. The Alberta park, designated a UNESCO World ...
This 'Good Place' Writer Is Begging for an Emmy (Guest Column)  Hollywood Reporter'The Good Place' writer Megan Amram is hell-bent on winning an Emmy, and she's OK if that means inspiring the TV Academy to change rules and flirting with ...
‘The Stand’: Stephen King Writing “Continuation” To The Book For CBS All Access Limited Series Adaptation – TCA  DeadlineStephen King's post-apocalyptic horror classic The Stand had been adapted for television before with the 1994 ABC miniseries. But CBS All Access' upcoming ...
Borderlands 3 Writers Tease The Future of The Series  Comicbook.comBorderlands 3 won't be the last game in the series when it hits PS4, Xbox One, and PC next month, according to its lead writers. Further, while it's going to tie up ...
Surgeon, ultrarunner, thriller writer… meet the man who lives life to the full  The GuardianProfessor Hugh Montgomery says mastering new skills helps him relax – and makes life appear to last longer.
Irina Shayk Writing Tell-All After Breakup From Bradley Cooper  Radar OnlineIrina Shayk has played it cool and classy since her split from Bradley Cooper, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the gloves are about to come off in ...
UNC blog Tar Heel Blog is hiring writers  Tar Heel BlogIf you're reading this, we're assuming you love UNC and the community we've built here at Tar Heel Blog. Here's your shot to become a bigger part of this ...
Meeting Writers and Artists  The New York TimesBenefits were held for the East Hampton Library and Guild Hall.
Sunday with Ian Rankin: ‘I always worry when I start writing it'll be no good’  The GuardianWhat's the first thing you see when you wake up? The huge pile of unread books by my bed. I buy too many books, then publishers and authors send more, ...
'Easy Rider' star and writer Peter Fonda dies at age 79  KSFYActor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic 'Easy ...
The story of Indian democracy written in blood and betrayal  The Indian ExpressBJP thinks it is going to Indianise Kashmir. Instead, we will see, potentially, the Kashmirisation of India.
How Annie Lennox Helped 'Guide' Daughter Lola Writing Songs & Singing for Discovery's Serengeti  PEOPLE.comCatch new episodes of 'Serengeti' every Sunday at 8pm ET on The Discovery Channel.
Toni Morrison, Remembered By Writers  The New YorkerGeorge Saunders, Mary Karr, Jacqueline Woodson, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Alexander Chee commemorate the author Toni Morrison and the expansive ...
Bryan Magee, philosopher, writer and broadcaster, 1930-2019  Financial TimesCareers such as Bryan Magee's are rare. He made a living as, sometimes simultaneously, a writer, broadcaster, university lecturer and member of the British ...
Football Journalist Nicky Bandini Comes Out As Trans: ‘I Have Written My Last Article Under the Name Paolo Bandini’  TheWrapCelebrated football journalist Nicky Bandini came out as transgender via Twitter on Friday. Bandini specializes in European and American football.
Echo Bay author featured during Elliot Lake Writer's Night  SooTodayNorth Shore Writer's Group hosts Paula Dunning for a night of readings and advice.
Freelance article writer job with Slalom LLC | 402075  mediabistro.comThe Slowdown—a Medium publication dedicated to design, business, and technology—is seeking *fresh* perspectives from freelance writers. We especially love ...
McDermid unveils her pick of the top 10 LGBTQI+ writers in UK  The BooksellerVal McDermid has revealed her choice for the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today, with a list including Fiona Mozley and Kirsty Logan.
Latino actors, writers pen 'letter of solidarity' amid fears  cleveland.comActresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to ...
10 step guide to being an Irish writer, deepfakes, college study tips and more  The Irish TimesNews, views and opinions from Student Hub contributors and Irish Times writers.
'Black Widow' Writer Jac Schaeffer Isn't Scared to Make the Fanboys Mad  InverseJac Schaeffer, lead writer for Marvel's standalone 'Black Widow' movie (release date: May 1, 2020), says she wasn't a huge superhero fan before starting to work ...
NYC schools: The place for reading, writing and … knives  New York Post An analysis of NYPD data by The Post's Selim Algar found cops confiscated nearly 1700 knives during the 2018-19 school year.
Red Sox honor family of late Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo  The Boston GlobeCafardo's grandchildren threw out ceremonial first pitches in a ceremony prior to Friday's game.
Bigg Boss Tamil 3 Day 53, Written Update: Vivatha Medai Task Brings Out The Worst In Contestants  NDTV NewsAll hell broke loose in Bigg Bosshouse on the 53rd day. Madhumitha was seen raising an issue that the male contestants of the house are dominating the girls.
Mary Kenny: 'In our summertime revisiting of writers of yesteryear: Honor Tracy, who once convulsed Ireland in controversy'  Independent.ieHonor Tracy wasn't Irish, but she resided in Ireland for long periods, and once played a controversial role in Irish life and letters, which brought her renown, ...
Writer Predicts Humiliating Fox News-Related Way It Will End For Donald Trump  HuffPostDonald Trump's presidency will end in disgrace with his staunchest defenders turning on him, a writer has predicted in a blistering new opinion piece. Windsor ...
National Review Is Hiring News Writers  National ReviewNational Review is looking for two full-time news writers to join our News Department and work out of our New York City office. The ideal candidate would be a ...
Evangelical Writer Joshua Harris Announces Separation From His Wife Of 20 Years  NPRPastor Joshua Harris, who jump-started the "purity culture" movement, has announced that he and his wife are separating after 20 years of marriage. How might ...
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah written update August 16, 2019: Anjali, Babita and others tie ‘Rakhi’ to  Times of IndiaIn the latest episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Tapu Sena performs their act and then Iyer hoists the flag. Gokuldham residents sing the nat.
Bigg Boss Tamil 3, episode 54, August 16, 2019, written update: Kavin and Kasthuri Shankar get into an ug  Times of IndiaIn the latest episode of Bigg Boss Tamil 3, while having a detailed chat with Tharshan, Cheran tries to resolve the differences between Madhumitha and ...
Letter: Writers get it wrong on gun-control issue  Reading EagleAs a gun owner, I value my right to bear arms. As a member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, I am working with a group of wonderful moms ...
£13m written off the value of public stake in BiFab  BBC NewsThe value of the taxpayers' stake in the mothballed BiFab fabrication yards has been slashed by £13m. BiFab's yards in Methil and Burntisland are currently ...
Producer/writer of 'The Simpsons' Al Jean responds to BTS V's request to be 'Drawn like a Simpson'  allkpopARMYs and their quest to "Simpson-ify" BTS member V has reached the eyes and ears of 'The Simpsons' producer and writer, Al Jean!Back on…
Ask Amy: Wife’s assignment gives husband writer’s block  The Washington PostDear Amy: For almost 30 years, I've been married to an eloquent, thoughtful writer whose every written word is carefully chosen. He turns mundane subjects into ...
Writer SL Bhyrappa to open Mysuru Dasara  Deccan HeraldAward-winning Kannada writer SL Bhyrappa has been chosen to inaugurate the popular Mysuru Dasara festival, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa ...
Philadelphia Eagles: One NFL writer proposes an all-time bad trade   Inside the IgglesOne of the NFL's best writers just proposed what would wind up being the worst trade in the history of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Some changes for our writers  South Side SoxThe bulk of the masthead is moving to South Side Hit Pen.
The 15 Best Survival Books Ever Written  Outdoor Life MagazineOne of these 15 books just might save your life some day. Check out survival expert Tim MacWelch's roundup of the best survival books ever written.
Adrian San Miguel: I couldn't have written a better script  MARCA.comIt's been an enthralling nine days for goalkeeper Adrian. Only recently, the stopper was without a club and training at UD Pilas is the lower divisions. Now, the ...
Goat with Allah written on it up for sale for ₹8 lakh in Gorakhpur on Eid al-Adha  LivemintThe goat has 'Allah' and Mohammad written on it naturally, said the owner of the goat.'The goat's diet includes almonds and cashews, we spend ₹700 to 800 ...
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai August 13, 2019 written update: Kartik finally meets Naira  India TodayNaira gets locked in a room where nitrogen is leaking. Kartik sees Kairav's mother missing while he is about to go inside the operation theatre. He talks to Lisa ...
Prediction Time: CFL.ca writers make their Week 10 picks  CFL.caTORONTO — Whereas Week 9 saw picks be a little more divisive, Week 10 is a completely different story. The CFL.ca writers have selected the Winnipeg Blue ...
An AI expert's toughest project: writing code to save his son's life - STAT  STATBuddy's case shows that the nature of AI's power is not to automate care but to give doctors crucial information when it matters most.
The new book magazine with 30,000 words per issue – written entirely by one man  New StatesmanTo produce each issue of Strong Words, which contains around a hundred book reviews, Ed Needham works seven days a week, with just one Sunday off in ...
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah written update August 15, 2019: Bhide gives Iyer the opportunity to hoist  Times of IndiaIn the latest episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Madhavi asks Bhide who is going to hoist the flag but the latter doesn't tell her anything.
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai August 9, 2019 written update: Kartik meets Kairav, Naira gets trapped in a room  India TodaySwarna asks Kartik if he was trying to run away from the wedding. He keeps mum. She says they've discussed how much he misses Naira but she isn't coming ...
Neuroscientists decode brain speech signals into written text  The GuardianStudy funded by Facebook aims to improve communication with paralysed patients.
What Americans Do Now Will Define Us Forever  The AtlanticIf multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere.
Minutes Before El Paso Killing, Hate-Filled Manifesto Appears Online  The New York TimesNineteen minutes before the first 911 call alerted the authorities to a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Tex., a hate-filled, anti-immigrant manifesto ...
Vikings season 6 spoilers: Major death revealed as writer drops big clue?  ExpressVIKINGS season six is set to return soon, but ahead of its launch writer Michael Hirst has dropped a huge clue over the fate of one the show's beloved ...
Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum August 15, 2019 Written Update: Rohit and Sonakshi go to Pune  PINKVILLAIn today's episode of Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum, Rohit finds out Raima's location and Mhatre threatens Sonakshi to attend the function in Pune as promised.
Yoko Ono has hand-written a letter to Bristol  Bristol PostAhead of an exhibition marking her first solo show in the city, Yoko has some advice for Bristolians.
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