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Is a small publisher a good fit for your manuscript?
Sometimes your book may be better suited to a small publisher, the authors say. Here is their advice for finding and working with one.
Undercover FBI agents: True lives revealed
Calling all suspense writers: A former FBI agent turned writer spills the goods on what undercover work is really like.
Sara Paretsky has broken new ground in the detective novel with her 11 books about V.I. Warshawski. Her main characters don't play it safe, and neither does she.
Fast track: Literary contests and book publication
The odds of winning a writing contest are steep, but if you're among the fortunate ones, success offers a completely streamlined route to publication.
Think like a teen
Young adult novels can be just as serious as adult novels. Here are one writer's tips on reaching the hearts and minds of young people.
To boost your creative output, write more
Complete more projects and you'll get published more frequently. Here are eight tips on improving your productivity.
Some discoveries in the garden shed of the late Roald Dahl, remembering the heavy breathing in 1944's Forever Amber, and other literary notes.
Making the most of a setback
When illness abruptly ended her job, the author discovered an undeniable desire to write.
A few words of advice about protecting your words and ideas, from the WritersX4 writing group.
Picking the right tense for your story is an important decision, and one likely either to enrich -- or drag down -- your writing.
Promote your book online
The first of two columns sharing authors' suggestions on how to promote a book on the Web.
Poet to poet
The influence of place
The often stark poetry of Lorine Niedecker has much to teach us about the use of landscape.
Time to freelance full time?
There are some important questions to ask yourself if you're considering full-time freelancing.
Reviews of the "wonderfully accessible" new book The Modern Library Writer's Workshop: A Guide to the Craft of Fiction by Stephen Koch, and On Teaching and Writing Fiction by Wallace Stegner
How to break into the 'Gray Lady'
Landing an article in The New York Times remains a benchmark for many freelance writers. A writer who's been there gives you a brief tour of the place and how to break in.
This month, a roundup of 133 small presses, ranging from Graywolf Press of St. Paul, Minn., to Boston's Beacon Press.
The small-press option
A look at the pros and cons of peddling your book to a small press versus a big publisher.
How I write
For hot mystery writer Barbara Parker, contructing a scene is like writing a short story.
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