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20 ways to make your writing soar in 2005
If you want to write better and more successfully this year, our writer's tips can help you take your talent to the next level.
4th annual Writer Awards: Six who made a difference
We honor people who have made a significant contribution to the writing community.
Gay Talese on the art of creative nonfiction
In the first of a two-part article, one of the great writers of literary nonfiction offers some memorable insights into seeing life as scenes.
8 sure-fire ways to get story ideas
An overheard conversation, a photograph, a newspaper item, even a map can all trigger an idea for your next story or poem.
You can earn six figures this year freelancing
The freelance writers who make big bucks have many things in common, and no matter your level, you can learn from them.
Unleash your creativity with 'freewriting'
Perfectionism and the inner critic are familiar enemies for word-stuck writers. Freewriting--writing nonstop for a preplanned period of time--is one solution.
Making the MFA cut
How can you build the odds of getting into the MFA program you want? We surveyed MFA representatives across the country and boiled down their advice.
Why Philip Roth writes, how to warm up a writers group, and author blogs--plus other literary notes, Dear Writer, and information on contests and conferences.
Make a splash with the right story line
Part of knowing the writing market is knowing what kinds of articles editors are after these days. Here are the main types.
Bringing child a voice turns parent into author
When a son developed apraxia, our writer saw that parents of such children needed more support. Co-authoring a book was part of her solution.
Scourge of the electronic seas
Sometimes the Internet's just full of amazing things--including an illegal posting of that article you just wrote. What do you do when your work's been stolen?
Off the cuff
Use your experience to fuel great writing
What often seems unbearable--the tragic events in our lives--can produce some of our best writing. Sometimes all it takes is a simple image to start the creative process.
What professional writing groups can do for you
Joining a writers organization like ASJA, SCBWI or RWA can help you crack new markets and take your career in new directions.
Reviews of William Zinsser's Writing About Your Life: A Journey into Your Past and Brian Jud's Beyond the Bookstore: How to Sell More Books Profitably to Non-Bookstore Markets.
Survey sees some tightening in children's publishing
If you're writing for children, these highlights from an annual report for the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators will clue you in on significant market news and trends.
How I write
For Emma Donoghue, planning is the crucial step in writing a novel.
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