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:

Is Teaching Writing As Important As Teaching Reading?  Voice of AmericaWhen educators think of literacy -- the ability to read and write -- they often place more importance on students' abilities to read and fully understand a piece of ...
Emmys 2019: Writing, Directing Nominations Far From Parity  Variety"Handmaid's Tale" and several comedies helped, but racial and gender parity is far from being achieved in writing and directing categories.
'Game Of Thrones' Fans Said Season 8 Writing Was Bad, These Emmy Noms For D & D Say Otherwise  NewsweekThe uproar around Game of Thrones Season 8 seems like a distant memory; however, 32 Emmy nominations (including writing) restarted the conversation ...
Why I’m writing to you alleged bigots  Restaurant Business OnlineI should be participating in a press event that intends to tie use of the tip credit to slavery. But it wouldn't have me.
Reading and writing assistance increases the chance of getting a Disability Support Pension  The Conversation AUHelp with reading and writing increases the probability of receiving the Disability Support Pension by about 20%.
“Manuscripts Don’t Burn”: A Conversation with Wale About Writing  DJBoothVeteran rapper Wale talks about his writing process and the importance of honesty as it relates to creating timeless art.
Bootstrapped edtech startup Myedubag is writing a new chapter in the K-12 segment  YourStoryMyedubag is an edtech marketplace for students, parents, and teachers in the K-12 segment. Besides providing live classes and audio-visual study material, the ...
Meet a Blackfoot elder who worked for 20 years to showcase Writing-on-Stone to the world  The NarwhalÁísínai'pi, home to the highest concentration of rock carvings and paintings on the Great Plains of North America, was designated as Alberta's first World ...
Grammarly will now tell you if your writing is bland  INQUIRER.netGrammarly has announced that its text Editor tool will also warn you if your writing is bland or lacking in conciseness.
Author Myke Cole talks writing hard science fiction in his space-set Coast Guard novel Sixteenth Watch  The VergeMyke Cole is best known for his fantasy work, including his military-focused urban fantasy Shadow Ops series and his more traditionally epic fantasy Sacred ...
Chuck Klosterman on fictional nonfiction and writing for himself  88Nine Radio MilwaukeeAhead of his Thursday appearance at The Back Room at Colectivo, Chuck Klosterman spoke with Radio Milwaukee about his new book and his writing habits.
Connecticut To Investigate Author Wally Lamb's Prison Writing Program  WSHUThe Connecticut Department of Corrections is investigating a long-running writing program for inmates in women's prisons run by author Wally Lamb.
John Carpenter and Anthony Burch Are Co-Writing a New Joker Comic  GizmodoThe Joker? Oh, you mean the Joker? No, no, the Joker. Lately, there are a lot of Jokers. The newest one is being written by John Carpenter. Carpenter and ...
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.
Scholars Talk Writing: How a Literary Agent Views Academic Books  The Chronicle of Higher EducationWhen scholars approach me for help writing a book proposal, especially when they believe their topic will be of general interest, my first piece of advice is ...
He’s Writing 365 Children’s Books in 365 Days, While Holding Down a Day Job  The New York TimesEAGLEHAWK NECK, Tasmania — By the time Matt Zurbo plopped on the couch to write his 282nd children's story, he'd worked all day at an oyster farm, ...
The Pitfalls of Writing About Revolutionary Defense Technology  War on the RocksTechnology as a source of military innovation is hot stuff within the U.S. defense establishment right now. Anyone following the flow of information coming from ...
We learn reading and writing at school. Why not educate kids about mental wellbeing too  Stuff.co.nzOPINION: The more kids understand why they are feeling angry or sad, the more as adults they will manage those emotions appropriately.
Huntington Thriller Author Offers Advice for Writers  West Virginia Public BroadcastingBest-selling author Sheila Redling, from Huntington, West Virginia, has written nine books under the pen name SG Redling. After losing her will to write,
The Writing on the Wall: America's Retirement Crisis by the Numbers  The Motley FoolThousands of Americans are at risk of going broke in retirement, and it's only going to get worse.
John Myers: Author's outdoors writing gains new life  Finger Lakes TimesBARNES, Wis. - Just a few miles from his beloved cabin on Middle Eau Claire Lake, and fittingly housed in a converted tavern once called the Northwoods Tap, ...
Briston Maroney Is Writing Powerful Rock Songs With Grit And Heart  WUWMBriston Maroney came into our studio with green-tinged curly long hair and a plaid flannel shirt — looking way more Kurt Cobain than Carrie Underwood. I.
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach Are Co-writing a Barbie Movie  JezebelGreta Gerwig, who I am confident can excel at just about anything to which she puts her beautiful mind, has signed on to co-write Warner Bros. and Mattel's ...
Writing With Your Eyes Closed  The New York TimesBlind authors like Milton show what's possible when your imagination is 20-20.
The Mandalorian: Jon Favreau writing Season 2 of expensive Star Wars show.  SlateThe Lion King may be receiving mixed reviews, but director Jon Favreau is keeping too busy to pay attention to the haters. Favreau stopped by Jimmy Kimmel ...
How'd a suburban Minnesotan wind up writing Florida Georgia Line songs in Nashville?  City PagesBrett Tyler spent his childhood listening to grunge and ska in suburban Minnesota, but he'd often visit his rural family deep in the north woods…
‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2’s Woes Started With Its Writing (Column)  VarietyAndrea Arnold reportedly never got the chance to put her stamp on "Big Little Lies" Season 2 -- which is frankly unsurprisingly.
Advice for writing effectively for the public (opinion)  Inside Higher EdVictor Ray provides some concrete tips for how to reach a broader audience.
'Game of Thrones' Emmy Noms: Nikolaj Coster Waldau Defends Last Season  Hollywood ReporterAs Jaime Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was one of the many Game of Thrones heroes who stood against the White Walkers in "The Long Night." As himself ...
Writing to DEC, residents support local plan for Little Lake  Rutland HeraldLakefront residents are worried that the Department of Environmental Conservation doesn't care about what they are calling a worsening problem in Little Lake ...
State investigating Wally Lambs inmate writing program  Norwich BulletinHARTFORD — The state of Connecticut is investigating an inmate writing program run by author Wally Lamb after a lawsuit was filed this spring by participants.
How Louisville basketball is writing an incredible comeback story  Big Red LouieAs the 2019-20 Louisville basketball season approaches, let's put into perspective how far ahead of schedule the Cardinals and Chris Mack already are.
Jourdan Rodrigue: Writing about the small, powerful moments...  The AthleticRodrigue joins Joe Person on our Panthers beat to continue to get the Panthers news you trust and the independent analysis you appreciate.
Hunter S. Thompson Writing Cabin For Rent On Airbnb, Supports Veterans Scholarship  DeadlineIf you find yourself somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert and the drugs are starting to take hold, you might as well continue on the road to a ...
Writing WA turns the page  Business NewsWriting WA occupies a unique position in both the arts and business communities in Western Australia.
Nikolaj Coster Waldau: 32 Emmy nominations validates the writing on Game of Thrones  PINKVILLANikolaj Coster-Waldau could not contain his excitement over the 32 nominations for Game of Thrones at Emmys 2019. The actor stated that the nominations ...
Writing in the Shadow of “V”: Adventures in Speculative Fiction with Stephen Graham Jones  lareviewofbooksA lively interview with Bram Stoker Award–winning author Stephen Graham Jones on his turn to speculative fiction and genre.
World Service - Focus on Africa, Nigerian author Sefi Atta on writing in a West African context  BBC NewsSefi Atta has previously won BBC African Performance awards.
Johnny Clegg was writing autobiography shortly before his death  Channel 24South African music icon Johnny Clegg, who died on Tuesday following a long battle with pancreatic cancer, was writing an autobiography shortly before his ...
Boca OB-GYN accused of writing phony prescriptions, including for men  Palm Beach PostBOCA RATON — A suburban Boca Raton OB-GYN was arrested Saturday after she allegedly wrote phony prescriptions for patients, including men, that she ...
The Con Man Who Became a True-Crime Writer  The AtlanticIn his old life, Matthew Cox told stories to scam his way into millions of dollars. Now he's trying to make it by selling tales that are true.
greta gerwig and noah baumbach are co-writing margot robbie's 'barbie' movie  i-DThis article originally appeared on i-D US. Barbie is turning 60 this year and it looks like the time has finally come for the iconic doll turned symbol of female ...
Camila Cabello avoids social media when writing new music  Channel 24Camila Cabello tries her best to stay off social media when creating new music, because she wants her songs to be "pure".
Get This, Greta Gerwig Is Writing The 'Barbie' Film Script For Margot Robbie  Pedestrian TVSomehow, someway, the big screen Barbie film has tapped Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach to pen the script. Not a joke. Really happening.
ANDY MARSH Says THY ART IS MURDER 'Threw Out All Of The Rulebooks' While Writing 'Human Target'  BLABBERMOUTH.NETAlex Haber of Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with guitarist Andy Marsh of Australian deathcore masters THY ART IS MURDER. You can l...
The Body Lies by Jo Baker review – creative writing can be murder  The GuardianCampus novel satire and the high drama of a thriller combine in a fiendishly readable interrogation of the allure of violent fiction. Sarah Moss. Fri 5 Jul 2019 ...
British Ambassador Concealed Insults from Trump by Writing Messages in English  The New YorkerAndy Borowitz jokes that the British Ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, tried to hide his insulting analyses of Donald Trump from the President by ...
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.
The curriculum writers: 200 teachers determine what Anne Arundel students learn, when and how they’ll learn it  CapitalGazette.comA school's curriculum shapes students' experiences in the classroom, but not everyone knows how it winds up in front of more than 82000 students in Anne ...
Head of ITV comedy drops all-male writing teams  The GuardianHead of comedy tells festival that there are a 'significant lack' of women and an 'awful lot' of all-male teams.
A high school principal is reassigned after writing that he couldn't say the Holocaust was 'a factual, historical event'  CNNThe principal at a Florida high school is being reassigned to a position with the school district after revelations that he wrote emails to a parent that seemed to ...
Exclusive: Jon Favreau Says He’s Already Writing and Pre-Shooting ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2  Collider.com'The Mandalorian' creator Jon Favreau says he's already writing and in pre-production on the second season of the live-action Star Wars TV series.
How an ex-Oakland writer is trying to repay the people whose stories he told  San Francisco ChronicleRichard Davis sells the homeless advocacy newspaper Street Spirit in front of a Trader Joe's in Oakland. Photo: Michael Short, Special to The Chronicle.
I’m writing a will — how do I choose an executor?  Financial TimesExperts advise the person to trust with this task should ideally be younger than you are.
Writers Guild Leaders Warn Members About Contact With Fired Agents  VarietyLeaders of the Writers Guild of America are warning members about being contacted by their former agents.
The Phone Call That Changed a Writer’s Fate  The Wall Street Journal“The Chain,” a kidnapping thriller being marketed as “Jaws for parents,” is emerging as one of publishing's biggest bets of the summer beach-read season.
Co.Design Fast Company is hiring a design writer  Fast CompanyCo.Design, Fast Company's award-winning design news channel, is looking for an intrepid reporter and writer to cover the intersection of design, business, and ...
Sats: A third below par in reading, writing and maths  BBC NewsOne in three 11-year-olds in England fails to reach the expected levels in reading, writing and maths.
Writers to Watch Fall 2019: Anticipated Debuts  Publishers WeeklyThis season's list features five translated works—from the French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Even the American debuts have a distinctly international flavor ...
Dissent in Ranks of Hollywood Writers Who Fired Their Agents  The New York TimesAs television and movie writers find themselves in a standoff with the four major talent agencies, some of them want to push their unions in a new direction.
The Cherokee writings in northern Alabama have been transcribed after more then 150 years  WHNT News 19DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. - Almost 200 years after Cherokee Indians lived in Dekalb County, archaeologists and Cherokee scholars have transcribed the writings ...
Australian Finds a Message in a Bottle Written 50 Years Ago  TIMEAn Australian fisherman man said he was looking for the author of a message in a bottle found 50 years after it was written.
'Snyder Cut' letter-writing campaign for 'Justice League': details  Business InsiderZack Snyder fans are planning a letter-writing campaign, aimed at the new Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff, in the latest "Release the Snyder Cut" effort.
After British ambassador’s downfall, diplomats fear putting Trump criticisms in writing  The Washington PostThe lightning-fast resignation of Britain's ambassador to the United States on Wednesday following a leak of his correspondence criticizing the Trump ...
'John Wick' Writer Heading to Marvel's 'Falcon & Winter Soldier'  WIREDThe show will eventually air on the Disney+ streaming *service*.
Writing under the Nazi jackboot: Tucholsky and Kästner  RTE.ieThe writers Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935) and Erich Kästner (1899-1974) both served in World War One and bravely resisted the Nazi jackboot through veiled ...
Woman who authorities say faked her attorney license now accused of writing bad checks in Rockford  Alton TelegraphEDWARDSVILLE — Accused fake attorney Kelcie Miller is facing an additional charge lodged by the Illinois Attorney General's Office shortly after she was ...
Essex doctor struck off for writing fake prescriptions  BBC NewsA doctor was caught writing fake prescriptions when he ordered menopause medicine for a pregnant woman. Dr Mohammad Khan admitted accessing patient ...
Alberta’s Writing-on-Stone monument named UNESCO World Heritage Site  Global NewsThe UNESCO has added Alberta's Writing-on-Stone monument to its list of World Heritage Sites.
Writer’s Envy Applied to Other Professions  The New YorkerEvan Allgood writes a humorous list of envious quips directed at people who excel at non-writing work.
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai written update July 17, 2019: Naira shattered after learning about Kartik's marriage  India TodayAfter Akhilesh's call gets disconnected, Liza looks upset. When Naira asks her if she was talking to her boyfriend, she lies that the call got disconnected.
Review : Marconi Mathai review: Writing lacks depth or strength (2019)  Sify NewsMarconi Mathai review:The highlight in this film are the delicious frames that are beautifully set.
In Very Short Stories, a Major Writer Celebrates Stalled Lives  The New York TimesPeter Orner's new collection, “Maggie Brown & Others,” gives voice to small-town blue-collar dreamers and their unfulfilled yearnings.
Writing the perfect auto-response email for when you're out of office  TODAYonlineNEW YORK — When Ms Lisette Sand-Freedman, 42, took a four-day family trip to the Dominican Republic in February, she chose her out-of-office email ...
Star Tribune's Patrick Reusse nominated for top baseball writing award  Star TribunePatrick Reusse, longtime Star Tribune columnist, was nominated for the J.G. Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Writers Association on Tuesday, one of three ...
Meet the New Writers of James Bond 007 - Vita Ayala and Danny Lore  Bleeding Cool NewsVita Ayala and Danny Lore are the new writers for Dynamite Entertainment's comic book series, James Bond 007, with art from Eric Gapstur. The new James.
WGA Success: How #WGAStaffingBoost Could Change How Writers Do Business  Yahoo EntertainmentWhen members of the Writers Guild of America began firing their agents as part of the guild's ongoing dispute with Hollywood talent agents in April, one question ...
Writers want to pay tribute to Karl Shiels in rejig of 'Fair City' plot  Independent.ie'Fair City' script editors are facing the sad task of rewriting plot lines following the sudden death of Karl Shiels.
'Monster Party' Director Takes on 'Crawl' Writers' 'The Unheard'  Bloody DisgustingMonster Party director Chris von Hoffmann will direct the horror film The Unheard, an existing spec script from Crawl scribes Michael and Shawn Rasmussen (
True-crime writer accused of making up interviews with serial killers  New York Post A popular true-crime writer has been accused of making up interviews with many of the world's most high-profile serial killers, including Ted Bundy, Jeffrey ...
UNC football player Jake Lawler told his own story, now he's writing new ones  The Daily Tar Heel"In a world full of hopelessness, you need someone like (Superman), or something, an idea," Jake Lawler is a more than just a UNC football player, he's a ...
Bill Nemitz: Next time, Your Honor, try writing more judiciously  Press HeraldBy saying the survivor of alleged sexual abuse 'buried his head in the sand,' a federal judge betrays a disturbing lack of empathy. By Bill NemitzColumnist.
Writers' conference offers free public programs | Arts | mtexpress.com  Idaho Mountain Express and GuideThe Sun Valley Writers' Conference is returning to the resort for the 25th year. Twenty-seven award-winning and acclaimed authors will congregate in Sun ...
Second CPD officer resigns for writing unwarranted tickets to motorists  WCBD News 2CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Two traffic officers have resigned from the Charleston Police Department following internal affairs investigations. According to ...
Millarville homeowner to announce results of letter-writing contest next week  Calgary HeraldA letter-writing contest for a $1.5-million home in Millarville has drawn to a close — and the homeowner says barring a last-minute miracle to make the ...
Thor 4 Taps Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi as Director, Writer: Reports  NDTVThor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has reportedly signed on to write and direct Thor 4, which is expected to feature returning star Chris Hemsworth in the title ...
Paphos Writers Group benefit from social approach to writing  Cyprus MailWriters. They're a solitary lot, right? “My Man Booker? Oh I wrote that at Glastonbury – the crowd surfing was insane!” said No Writer Ever. Surely writing is the ...
Beware the Writer as Houseguest  The New York TimesLiterary history is filled with authors who depended on lengthy visits for room and board, psychological solace and material. But they have not always proved the ...
The Murderer, the Writer, the Reckoning | by John J. Lennon | NYR Daily  The New York Review of BooksA view of the Hudson River through a window at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Ossining, New York, February 24, 2017. On February 10, 2002, in a New York ...
Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke written update, July 16, 2019: Meenakshi invites Maheshwari's for a get-togethe  Times of IndiaIn the latest episode of Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, Kuhu tells Mishti that she should not accompany her as Kunal does not like her.
From Sheffield United to Milan: our writers pick their favourite kits  The GuardianIt's that time of the year when clubs bring out their strips for the coming season, so which ones do we look back on fondly?
Pogba’s agent Raiola insists ‘end of story is not written’ as Man Utd midfielder pushes for Real Madrid or Juv  The SunPAUL POGBA'S potential Manchester United exit could still be ON, according to Mino Raiola. The French midfielder, 26, has been linked with both Real Madrid ...
The 9 Skills It Takes to Succeed as a Freelance Writer  EntrepreneurNot everyone is cut out to be a freelance writer, but if you have the following nine skills, you've got a better shot at succeeding at it.
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai written update July 16, 2019: Kairav falls unconscious in Naira's arms  India TodayYeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai written update July 16, 2019: Naira and Kairav couldn't board the bus to Udaipur as Kairav fell sick.
Writer Matt Cameron makes the leap to a bigger canvas  Inside FilmMatt Cameron. For years as a screenwriter Matt Cameron had to get accustomed to a common response from some producers when he handed in scripts.
Andrea Camilleri: Inspector Montalbano author dies aged 93  BBC NewsAndrea Camilleri, the Sicilian author behind the popular Inspector Montalbano television series, has died aged 93. One of Italy's best-loved writers, he had been ...
Kasautii Zindagii Kay July 16, 2019 written update: Anurag breaks down after revealing Prerna's truth to Mohini  India TodayKasautii Zindagii Kay July 16, 2019 written update: Anurag is inconsolable after Prerna got married to Bajaj. Prerna on the other hand is back to Bajaj house.
Steve Cannon, writer and patron of the arts, dead at 84  The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Steve Cannon, a writer, visual artist, gallery owner and patron of multiculturalism, has died. Cannon's sister, Evelyn Cannon, says he died ...
Millennial Writer Cries at Work, Puts Mother on Speakerphone after Editor Corrects Her Spelling  PJ MediaHow does a boss manage a worker who believes their feelings trump reality, right down to the way she "feels" about her misspelled words? Gently. And probably ...
A Writer of Three Women’s Sex Lives Shares Her Own Journey  The Indian ExpressLisa Taddeo, the author of a much-anticipated book on the sex lives of three American women, learned some things about her own psyche, too.
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Gaining Writing Experience

GAINING WRITING EXPERIENCE Some Catch-22, huh? In... Read More

Be Your Own Literary Agent and Get Published

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6 Ways to Toot Your Own Writing Horn

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Get Published: The Nuts and Bolts of Good English, and How to Impress a Publisher (1)

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The Makings of a Personal Essay, Really

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Why I Write Horror

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The Value of Adding Images to Technical Documentation

It's cliché, but true-a picture does paint a thousand words.... Read More

Apostrophe Usage Made Simple

According to one of my previous articles, whenever a Southerner... Read More

Interview with Suspense Author Peter Abrahams

Peter Abrahams is the author of thirteen novels, including "The... Read More

Becoming a Writer

The urge to write fiction seems God given for some,... Read More

Finish Your Book Already!

I owe the completion and success of my book to... Read More

Review of A Classic: Finneys Invasion of The Body Snatchers

To keep it simple and basic: Jack Finney's Invasion of... Read More

Discover the Writer Hiding Inside You

Has the thought run across you mind that you might... Read More

Writing Technique: The Restaurant Syndrome

Picture this scene.Your hero is sitting in a bar. He's... Read More

New Year Resolutions for Writers - The Best Kind to Make and How to Keep Them

On the first day of a bright and shiny new... Read More