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Writer and editor Constance Hale was once called "E.B. White on acid." With her new book about verbs, she's in your face about moving the action forward with more nerve.
Doing away with dinosaurs
Everyone has bad habits that hobble the writing process. What are your “little dinosaurs” and are you ready to slay them?
Spend seven days following this marketing map and you’re likely to find the road to success.
How to upload your e-book to the iTunes bookstore
Uploading your book can be time and data intensive. A guide to the process can make your work easier. Or at least less difficult.
The big ideas
Editor James Bennet followed an unlikely path to becoming editor at The Atlantic magazine. He’s distinguishing himself by shaking up the storyline.
Digging into the deep
Finding public access databases may take a little work but they can reap riches that move your research beyond the conventional data search.
First steps as a freelance writer can be exhausting. If you can keep at it and take an approach unique to your interests and style, you may find your niche.
Off The Cuff
Copping the right attitude
Delusions of grandeur can be propelling, but they can also hold you back. How can you learn to take criticism and move to a better place with your writing?
The changing role of literary agents
As the publishing world undergoes radical changes, agents are altering the way they do business and expanding the services they offer writers.
Mystery and Mingling at LCC
If you’re into the crime scene, you may want to set your sights on Colorado Springs in March for a shoot ’em out conference with experts in the genre.
Writing that soars
In-flight magazines have a built-in audience held captive during long flights. But writers have to soar to impress editors with sellable and untapped story topics.
CALYX: Where notable women get noted
The literary magazine’s editorial team focuses exclusively on female experiences in the social, health, family, nature and cultural realms. You go, girl.
In Every Issue
Journals and diaries can be valuable resources for historic fiction writers. They can also be a gateway to freeing your personal writing from crippling habits. Also inTN: Sandra Brown, a bubbly writing prompt, social media clips and more.
Start the new year with a lineup of writing guides for nonfiction, fiction and the craft. Chuck Leddy offers 13 for 2013.
How I Write
“I love the act of creating a world and making it real,” says novelist Kevin Wilson. The author of The Family Fang shares his thoughts on family life, influences and the editing process.