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How to structure a premise for stronger stories

“A big-city copy moves to a small coastal town…” Developing a carefully structured premise can arm you with a strong story and a solid pitch line. It’s something agents can sink their “jaws” into.

By Jeff Lyons | Published: September 1, 2013

The college try

It’s never too early to begin the writing career you want to have when you graduate from college. 15 steps can lay the groundwork for future success.

By Harvey Rachlin | Published: August 21, 2013

Not-so-secret identities

Mike Jung catapulted his career forward through social media. It helped that he was funny and talented.

By Lisa Wade McCormick | Published: July 10, 2013

Lifting the fog

Overcome common writing errors by sharpening your own editing skills with 21 simple steps from a writing pro.

By Dale McGarrigle | Published: June 19, 2013

Going transmedia

Hollywood, film and TV, oh my!

The Motion Picture Association of America reports that the global box office tally for all films released around the world in 2012 was $34.7 billion (yes, that’s billion) – and it may be that the time has never been riper for book authors to score some of that film-options bounty.

By Cathie Beck | Published: June 3, 2013

Listen up!

The audiobook industry is just scratching the surface of its potential.

By Dale McGarrigle | Published: June 1, 2013

Let Me Entertain You

Authors are crossing over into the realm of entertainment to promote books and show fans a good time.

By Dale McGarrigle | Published: February 28, 2013