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

In The News:

Struggling with your academic writing? Try these experiments to get the words flowing  Science MagazineOur Letters to Young Scientists columnists offer some ideas for developing good writing habits.
The 'New Realms' of Digital Writing: 3 Classroom Examples From ISTE  Education WeekTechnology can help students find their interests, explore new formats, and reach new audiences, teacher Michelle Haiken said at the International Society for ...
Anthony Bourdain Asked Us to Have a Greater Sense of Obligation—to Trauma, to Triumph, and to Food  Esquire.comIt was truly Anthony Bourdain who showed so many young writers like me that food writing could go beyond cookbook writing or restaurant reviewing—that it had ...
Fresno firefighter writing poetry to cope with traumatic experiences  KFSN-TVA Fresno Fire captain is writing poems about his experiences as a way to deal with the trauma that comes with being a first responder.
R.E.M’s Michael Stipe is writing music again, announcing a new solo project  Happy MagR.E.M frontman Michael Stipe has revealed his first solo project since R.E.M's split in 2011, includes 18 brand new songs "already ready".
Content writing as a career option  Times of IndiaEducation News: *Content* writing as a career option offers huge opportunities and as the demand for especially *content* is growing in the market.
Alexi Laiho on Writing Riffs, Imitating Yngwie and Children of Bodom's New Album, 'Hexed'  Guitar World MagazineY'all sent us a ton of questions for Laiho, the longtime lead guitarist and frontman for Children of Bodom. Here are some of the best — and some of the rest!
Real Housewives of New York City's Luann de Lesseps Says She Is Writing a Tell-All Book  PEOPLE.comThe book will follow Luann de Lesseps' first book, Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair.
'Writing poetry has been a process of slow cultivation'  Shetland News“I HAVE loved writing since the day my Mam taught me how to write my own name on an Etch-A-Sketch. It's not her fault. She couldn't have known it would lead ...
Creative, unorthodox approaches can draw students to writing: Ramnath Subramanian  El Paso TimesYoungsters who are on a path to discovering the pleasures of writing need a little help, and visual musical stimuli did the trick nicely.
Luann de Lesseps is writing a tell-all book about her rocky past  Page Six"Real Housewives of New York” star Luann de Lesseps is writing a book based on the turbulent past few years of her life, she exclusively told Page Six.
Hacker invades 2 CBS reporters' lives without writing a single line of code  Wink NewsThe hacker had promised us a surprise, so we should have been ready when she handed us each folded strips of paper with our passwords written neatly inside ...
MPs did not ask for PM's Question Time in writing, says Liew  Free Malaysia TodayPETALING JAYA: De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong, criticised by Bersih 2.0 today for saying there was no need for a Prime Minister's Question Time (PMQT) ...
25-Year-Old Eva Victor Is Now Writing For Herself  ForbesEva Victor might be best known for her viral videos, but this comedian and writer has a lot more going on.
Lights On The 'Skin & Earth' Comic:“I Actually Ended Up Writing Myself Into All The Main Characters”  ROCKSOUND.TVLights is on the cover of Rock Sound, celebrating 'Skin & Earth' - the album that changed absolutely everything for her! Pick up your 'Skin & Earth' fan packs, ...
Community brief: Powell River students earn writing rewards  Powell River PeakWestview Elementary School students [back row, from left] Quynn Lefler, Gracie Welp, Talia Dyer, Chenoa McIntyre and [front row, from right] Cache Sacco, Lily ...
British Channel ITV Bans All-Male Comedy Writing Teams  VultureSaskia Schuster, head of comedy at the British channel ITV, announced this week that in order to work toward a 50:50 gender split on the network's comedy ...
“Listen to what your soul tells you” when writing a book that sparks a movement, an interview with authors Sara Connell & Dr. Christiane Northrup  Thrive GlobalThen, at two in the afternoon, I got a call from Ned Leavitt, a literary agent at the time with William Morris. He says to me, “I think it's time you wrote a book.
Young writer’s book makes its mark  Marlborough WeeklyNestled on the library shelves, a colourful cover catches the eye. Like it's literary neighbours, it looks like a good read, but unlike the others, this book has been ...
Officials search for trio accused of writing racial slurs, 'KKK' in Edmond school's new band room  KOCO Oklahoma CityDistrict officials are searching for three people who broke into Edmond Santa Fe's new band room and wrote racial slurs and "KKK" in spray paint or permanent ...
“This is community” — Writing new stories at Seattle's Recovery Café  The Presbyterian OutlookSEATTLE – What does it mean to be church? For some, it's gathering in pews in a sanctified space on Sunday mornings. For the Recovery Café community in ...
Writing a book a form of mental health healing for former pro hockey player  KitchenerToday.comSteve Seftel has many stories to tell. While it's not easy to talk about, addressing his battle with mental health is one of them. Seftel, a former pro hockey player ...
Plus Models' Pat Swift is writing a book on Gloria Vanderbilt  Page SixAlready building up are bios on Gloria Vanderbilt. Pat Swift's agency Plus Models became the temple for the plus-size woman. Mannequins, widening into ...
LOOK: SC Associate Justice aspirants take decision-writing exam  INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Twenty four candidates for the Supreme Court associate justice posts took a decision-writing examination. The exam was conducted last ...
98% of BSV Transactions Used for Writing Weather Data on Blockchain: Report  CointelegraphMore than 98% of transactions on the Bitcoin SV blockchain over the past 30 days have been used for writing data from a weather app, Twitter personality ...
Literary Organization Pairs Seasoned Editors with Diverse Writers  Publishers WeeklyNow in its second year of sponsoring a mentorship program for diverse writers, The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary has selected three children's writers to ...
Local Cowichan youth shines in national writing contest  Cowichan Valley CitizenCowichan Tribe member Danika Smith places fifth in her category in Indigenous Arts & Stories contest.
Windsor-Essex mayors writing to premier to advocate for mega hospital plan  CTV News WindsorWindsor and Essex County mayors are banding together to focus the Ford government on the so-called mega hospital project in the city.
What Taffy Brodesser-Akner Has Learned From Writing All Those Stories  The New York TimesThe New York Times Magazine writer reflected on how journalism prepared her to write a novel.
Suzanne Collins has written a Hunger Games prequel set to come out in 2020  Vox.comWelcome to Vox's weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet's best writing on books and related subjects. Here's the best the web has to offer ...
The writing is on the wall for Pierre Gasly  PlanetF1It's felt like Pierre Gasly has been on borrowed time at Red Bull since the season began, but surely the French GP has sealed his fate.
Pupils are warned to stop writing in 'slanglish' if they want to pass their exams  Daily MailLondon-based online agency Tutor House polled 2100 'worried' tutors, with 42 per cent blaming colloquialisms for the pupils' bad results.
All grown up now: the writers blurring lines between teen and adult fiction  The GuardianBridget Collins was about to quit writing when she came up with the book that would become The Binding, a lush historical fantasy above love, loss and desire in ...
Workshop tips from pro writer  Fraser Coast ChronicleTHERE is never a silly question according to Australia's most popular children's author Jacqueline Harvey.
Polling proves the writing is on the wall for the 'precious Union'  The NationalFOR months now they've been relying upon some selective reading of opinion polls in order to assert that Scotland doesn't want another…
News on the AEW Creative Team and Who Is Writing the Various Divisions  LordsofPain.netIt was noted on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that the AEW creative team is made up of CEO and President Tony Khan, Chief Branding Officer ...
The first rule of beat writing: don't talk about beat writing. What the Callaway-Vargas incident reveals  The AthleticAs the Mets' verbal altercation with a reporter shows, beat writing can difficult job as writers don't look to become part of the story.
Fierce, passionate NMSU English professor lit fire in student writers  New Mexico State University NewsCenterLee K. Abbott's impact on students was indelible. After a lifetime writing award-winning short stories and teaching creative writing at universities across the ...
Ban all-male comedy writing teams? It's a joke at the expense of genuinely funny women  Telegraph.co.ukSaskia Schuster, ITV's head of comedy, says she “won't commission anything with an all-male writing team” anymore, and to correct “the significant lack of ...
How writing about a goldmine cost a top reporter his job  The GuardianJabir Idrissa is living hand-to-mouth after a crackdown on the media in Tanzania.
Booking.com deletes condo from website after host accused of writing racist messages  The IndependentA Miami condo host has been removed from the Booking.com platform after allegations were made on social media that she called a black guest “n*****” in a ...
First Look: reMarkable writing test vs. Apple Pencil  MacworldAdam and Leif give their first impressions of the reMarkable tablet versus the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro.
She overcame fear of flying and began writing  The Straits TimesLOS ANGELES • Judith Krantz, the writer of best-selling novels such as Scruples (1978) and Princess Daisy (1980), who stoked women's yearnings for ...
Ban male comedy writers? Of course not – but do more to give women a chance  The GuardianI admire ITV's attempt to attract new voices. But many men are terrified of female inclusion, says comedy writer Brona C Titley.
Owner of New Daisy Theatre facing charges for writing bad check to concert promoters  FOX13 MemphisOne of the owners of the New Daisy Theatre is facing charges for writing a bad check to concert promoters.
Writing and Addiction in Stephen King’s MISERY  Book RiotTake a deep dive into the Stephen King classic, MISERY, for an analysis of how addiction is explored through Paul's entrapment and Annie's fandom.
CWI prof, author named Idaho Writer in Residence  Idaho Press-TribuneAuthor Malia Collins of Boise has been named the Idaho Writer in Residence for a two-year term starting July 1 by the Idaho Commission on the Arts. In that role,
History cannot be re-written: employer's appeal successful  LexologyOn Friday 10 May 2019, the Court of Appeal (CA) handed down its judgment in the case of Bic UK Ltd v Burgess…
New Daisy Theater owner arrested, accused of writing bad checks  WMCThe owner of the New Daisy Theater was arrested Saturday for charges associated with questionable business practices.
William F. Brown, Tony-Nominated Book Writer of 'The Wiz,' Dies at 91  Hollywood ReporterWilliam F. Brown, who earned a Tony Award nomination for his book for the long-running smash Broadway musical 'The Wiz,' has died. He was 91.
Allison Schroeder Re-Writing Minecraft | News | Movies  EmpirePeter Sollett is still on to direct. Head to Empire for the details.
Young scribes excel in writing contest  Berkshire EagleDALTON — Seven local schools sent a total of 56 students to participate in the 37th Berkshire County Seventh Grade Writing Contest. The event, held on May 24 ...
Legion season 3: creator Noah Hawley on Switch, evil David & Professor X  PolygonFrom the first chapter of his mind-bending FX series Legion, creator Noah Hawley (Fargo) aimed to subvert the expectations of comic book culture. Legion took ...
Banned From The Chinese Internet, LGBT Fanfiction Writers Find New Home On U.S. Website  KotakuIn China, writing fanfiction can be dangerous. In the United States, although some authors used to be pretty litigious towards derivative works, fanfiction writers ...
Writing your will is easy, but 65 per cent of parents with minor children don’t have one  Toronto StarThe historic barrier to having a will — the cost of paying a lawyer — has largely been removed by online will-making platforms such as Willful, LegalWill.ca or ...
How Killing Eve’s new writer Emerald Fennell took on the impossible — and won  The SunOUR favourite psychopathic fashionista assassin is well and truly back as the nation is once again collectively obsessed with the phenomenon that is Killing Eve ...
He wrote/she wrote. On gender in mystery writing  The Boston GlobeMost mystery authors have never killed anyone, nor personally solved any crimes. That doesn't mean we can't imagine it. In crime fiction, “write what you know” ...
Kim Gordon heading to the Melbourne Writers Festival  The AgeMelbourne Writers Festival artistic director Marieke Hardy has offered a taste of the international guests coming to town by revealing three ''trailblazers'' ...
Ryan Reynolds Gets Called Out By His Mom After Writing Fake Aviation Gin Review: ‘I Thought I Heard My Son’s Voice’  Us WeeklyRyan Reynolds wrote a fake review for his Aviation Gin using a pseudonym and hilariously got called out by his mom – details.
Killing Eve writers say Villanelle's character was part inspired by Harvey Weinstein  Mirror OnlineTwins Henrietta and Jessie Ashworth, 31, both write the hit BBC series about an MI6 agent tracking a hired assassin, played by actress Jodie Comer.
Jilted lover held for writing Islamic State message on mall posters in Mumbai  India TodayA man has been arrested from suburban Vikhroli for allegedly writing messages mentioning terror organisation, the IS, on the posters of a mall, police said ...
This Crafty Robot Can Write in Languages It’s Never Seen Before  WIREDAfter training to hand-write Japanese characters, the robot could then copy words in Hindi, Greek, and English just by looking at examples.
Say hello to Eurogamer's new guides writer  Eurogamer.netI'm delighted to announce that Lottie Lynn has joined the Eurogamer team as our new guides writer! 1 I've not heard Lottie mention she likes fighting games. Yet.
Molly O’Neill, Writer Who Explored and Celebrated Food, Is Dead at 66  The New York TimesMolly O'Neill, a freewheeling writer born into a family bent on raising baseball players who would transform herself from a chef into one of America's leading ...
We must stop writing about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (after this article)  The Post MillennialAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez is like a Gremlin. We have to stop feeding her after midnight, and for the love of God, we can't get her wet. With every splash of ...
Writing My Mother’s Sex Scenes  The New York TimesRumor has it that the best day of a writer's life is when you get to go home and tell your parents that you've sold your book, that it will be in stores for the world to ...
WGA Knocks Endeavor IPO In Writer, Agent Standoff  ForbesThe Writers Guild of America slammed William Morris Endeavor for misrepresenting its client roster in a public offering document filed with the SEC, saying the ...
Wash. Post op-ed writer who called for strikes against Iran is actually on the board of a major defense contractor  Media Matters for AmericaThe Washington Post published an op-ed on Friday by former Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael G. Vickers in which he called for “limited U.S. military ...
Songland: Facts About Kole, Meghan Trainor's "Hurt Me" Writer  Oprah MagKole from NBC's Songland wrote "Hurt Me," Meghan Trainor's new song. Here's everything you need to know about her and how she won against Brandin Jay, ...
1983 World Cup memories | We owe it to storytellers, writers: Kapil  The HinduFor most people present in the banquet hall of a city hotel on Tuesday afternoon, it was nostalgia time. Precisely 36 years after lifting the Prudential Cup, Kapil ...
Nyack author Michael Rumaker, whose work presaged gay rights movement, to be remembered  The Journal News | LoHud.comNyack author Michael Rumaker's career spanned a time when homosexuality was treated as an illness through his awakening in the days before gay rights ...
Steven Spielberg Writing Horror Series for Quibi That You Can Only Watch at Night  VarietySteven Spielberg is penning a horror series for Quibi that users will only be able to see when their phone knows it's dark outside, founder Jeffrey Katzenberg ...
Two thirds of professional writers earn less than £10k, RSL survey finds  The BooksellerSixty-seven percent of professional writers earned £10000 or less in 2018, a Royal Society of Literature poll of more than 2000 authors has found, with a room of ...
William Morris Endeavor Hits Back in Fight With Hollywood Writers  The New York TimesAfter a new round of talks broke down, one of the major talent agencies sued the writers' over their decision to fire their agents.
Star Wars director JJ Abrams writing a Spiderman comic with his son  CBBC NewsroundAfter a four-day countdown, Marvel's mystery Spider-Man project has been revealed. JJ Abrams, director of Star Wars: Episode VII and IX and Star Trek, will ...
Lib Dem Leadership Hopeful Ed Davey 'Sorry' After Writing About Plan To 'Decapitate' Boris Johnson  HuffPost UKLib Dem leadership contender Sir Ed Davey has apologised for using “careless language” after writing about his plan to “decapitate” Boris Johnson. Writing in ...
Kurt Cobain has a writing credit on Lil Nas X's "Panini"  The A.V. ClubLil Nas X is a goddamned phenomenon, an artist who turned a Nine Inch Nails sample and a love for country into a chorus capable of making an auditorium's ...
Eve Ensler: ‘Writing about my father's abuse has freed me from hate'  The GuardianBorn in New York, Eve Ensler, 66, premiered her play The Vagina Monologues in 1996. It has since been translated into 48 languages and performed in more ...
Hollywood Writers Attempt Life Without Agents  The New YorkerEmily Witt writes about the Hollywood screenwriters who fired their agents en masse at the behest of their union, the Writers Guild of America, after failed contract ...
'I never did any courses, I just started writing' - Sheila O'Flanagan talks a career spanning 24 books and 10 million copies  Independent.ie'There's the planners and the pantsers and I'm definitely a pantser," laughs author Sheila O'Flanagan, somewhat sheepishly. A few minutes in her company and ...
Writers across the Hilltops gather for memoir workshop  The Young Witness"Memories of our life events will be lost forever unless we take some positive action." This was the message delivered by visiting writing mentor, wordsmith, ...
Stormzy announces #Merky Books writers' prize winners  BBC NewsHafsa Zayyan and Monika Radojevic have both been announced as the co-winners of Stormzy's first #Merky Books New Writers' Prize. They will get a ...
How to Prepare for Your Consultation with a Professional Resume Writer  Business 2 CommunityWhether you're looking for a new job or just exploring your options, having a well-written resume is key. The job market is highly competitive, so you want to put ...
EXCLUSIVE: Philly police recruit who planned to cheat on written exam speaks out  WPVI-TVPHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Ten cadets at the Philadelphia Police Academy have resigned after they allegedly planned to cheat on a written exam, officials confirm ...
China denies holding Uyghur writer in a camp, said he was under surveillance for ‘illegal religious activities’  The Globe and MailThe Chinese government has denied details of a Globe and Mail story about the death of Uyghur writer Nurmuhemmet Tohti, saying he wasn't arrested and ...
Mavis Staples on Bob Dylan's marriage proposal, writing letters to Prince and meeting Elvis  Telegraph.co.ukWhen the man Mavis Staples calls “sweet little Bobby Dylan” first listened to the Staple Singers' 1961 recording of Uncloudy Day, he declared it “the most ...
Big books to get your hands on at Byron Writers Festival  EchonetdailyThere is plenty at this year's Byron Writers Festival for book-lovers to lust over. Get your bedside book stack sorted with this day-by-day digest of literary delight.
The writing is on the wall for resident who is furious over £25 charge to park outside his home  Chronicle LiveA furious homeowner has taken a long-standing dispute over parking charges to a new level, graffiting slogans on the walls of his home in protest.
Writer E. Jean Carroll Says Donald Trump Raped Her In A Dressing Room At Bergdorf Goodman  Refinery29The latest sexual assault accusation against President Donald Trump comes from advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who detailed the alleged rape in her book.
WALTERS COLUMN: Looking back at 30 years as an outdoors writer  Portage Daily RegisterHello friends,. This week I have to cover the deadline for a 10 ten-day, fly-in fishing trip that I make each year to Shultz Lake, which is 60 miles northwest of Red ...
Inside the MTV Awards Clash Over a Joke Writer Once Accused of Rape (Exclusive)  TheWrapThe morning after the MTV Movie & TV Awards last week, actor Harold Perrineau tweeted a pointed question to the network and the show's host: “Did you really ...
Culture - The best comic novel ever written?  BBC NewsTristram Shandy is a rambling, anarchic cult classic that was wildly experimental for its time. It also made its author a huge celebrity, writes Thomas Graham.
Women with the write stuff: Emmy race for Best Comedy Actress could have more scribes than ever before  Gold DerbyMore and more women are telling their own stories on TV, and many of those stories could have happy endings at the Emmys this year. The race for Best ...
Fantastic Four Writer Thinks Riverdale Star K.J. Apa Is Perfect for Human Torch  MovieWebMarvel Comics writer Dan Slott suggests K.J. Apa as Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, but could that actually happen?
Marvel's New X-Men Writer Jonathan Hickman: "X-Men Continuity is Some Nonsense"  Bounding Into ComicsMarvel's upcoming X-Men writer Jonathan Hickman took to Twitter to describe X-Men continuity as “some nonsense.” Not only did Hickman describe X-Men ...
Written By A Machine? The AI Race To Natural Language Generation  ForbesWe need to proactively consider the definition, labeling and governance of NLG to ensure we can harness it to better our society and ensure a harmonious future ...
Minority Travel Writing Camp Underway at UA  kuaf.comA dozen Arkansas teens are exploring the state in search of stories as part of a new two-week summer camp. Their *content* will be posted to a new website.
Troubles-based books Milkman and Say Nothing win Orwell prizes  The Irish TimesAnna Burns's novel and Patrick Radden Keefe's study of Jean McConville's murder honoured.
Short-story writers are infinitely more creative than novelists  Irish TimesGreat art is not about length of form – it's about length of thought behind the form.
Dr Martens' New Mermaid Range Has Festival Season Written All Over It  BustleAside from the music, glitter, and hanging out with your friends, one of the best things about festival season is the fashion. While little summer dresses, crop tops, ...
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