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Dean Koontz, a giant of suspense, on using characters to take his fiction to unforeseen--not to mention, really scary--places. So go lock your doors and settle in for some good insights.
Experienced writers offer a dozen techniques they use to keep their concentration focused and their minds from wandering.
Find your voice--and get it on the page
Voice is the quality that gets your personality on the page. It's how you make your writing distinctive and memorable.
Keep it real
Readers of thrillers are quite willing to take an imaginative leap if the writer has built credibility and anchored his story to the concrete world.
Confessions of a word addict
The founder of the globally popular Wordsmith.org on the joy and value of enriching your vocabulary--and your writing.
The last thing a writer needs is a repetitive-strain injury. Here are six simple exercises to do at your keyboard to help head off the problem, while increasing your alertness and cutting your fatigue.
Off the cuff
A writer's notebook
Every writer at times could use a collection of quotations to get over rough patches. Our famous author shares some choice passages from her own notebook of meditations on writing.
Shall we coin a term?
Through the years, neologisms--new words or word combinations--have enriched our language and helped it keep pace. Think metrosexual, pseudo-event, 'tude and the evergreen puke.
Lots of practical advice for a writer who lives "in the sticks" and wants to know how to make connections, from the members of WritersX4.
How The Modern Library got more than it bargained for with a Joyce Carol Oates reprint, how poetry made Sherman Alexie feel less alone, and other literary notes.
Make more money now
Online markets offer freelancers a growing number of opportunities. Here's what you need to know about securing the most lucrative rates and rights.
Learning to think outside the box
How a "bald chick" and a "hippie" with no writing background conceived and self-published a touching children's book that has sold more than 35,000 copies.
Look before you leap
Before you take the leap into full-time freelancing, ask yourself some important questions and do some planning.
Just in time for the holidays, a roundup of 20 great books for writers, selected by one of our regular reviewers, Chuck Leddy.
Children's-book market expands
A roundup of some new faces, new imprints and other changes.
How I write
As a writer, give everything you've got, advises Thomas DeBaggio, who does so even amid the turmoil of Alzheimer's disease.
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