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Off the Cuff: Sometimes you have to let a book go
Even when a project stalls, you can learn how to become a stronger writer.
Interview with Aleksandar Hemon: Rescued by language
Stranded in the U.S. during the Bosnian conflict, Aleksandar Hemon has managed to dazzle critics with his unique sensibilities and inventiveness.
Step by Step Get started with pre-writing techniques
They're a basic way to overcome fear, and to develop and organize your ideas.
A writing teacher and novelist shows you how to avoid the most common errors, which range from problems with backstory and narration to weaknesses in plotting and characterization.
Freelancing: Learn from the greatest magazine writer in America
The label is sometimes applied to Gary Smith, and nonfiction writers can extract some valuable lessons from his work.
A former sci-fi/fantasy editor at Penguin and Random House describes the common writing and marketing errors that speculative-fiction authors make.
Business Freelancing How to evaluate potential clients
In five simple steps, you can quickly determine whether or not a lead is worth pursuing.
Literary Spotlight: The Cincinnati Review
This month's spotlight is on the somewhat whimsical literary journal The Cincinnati Review, describing its tone, contributors and editorial preferences.
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Get involved: Play an active part in the writing community
How to get involved in the writing community, an organization founded to promote the art and craft of biography, plus other literary notes, Stephanie Dickison's regular bimonthly column about freelancing, an excerpt from a new writing book, and more.
Insiders discuss writing for the screen
Reviews of Tales From the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories, edited by Peter Hanson and Paul Robert Herman; Illuminating Fiction: Today's Best Writers of Fiction, edited by Sherry Ellis; and Writers and Their Notebooks, edited by Diana M. Raab.
Compiled by Martha Lundin
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