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Break into romance: 5 ways to turn on an editor
A romance editor offers the top five reasons why a manuscript gets rejected in this popular genre.
Gay Talese, Part 2: A writer & a gentleman
Winning his subjects' trust is one key to the quality of Gay Talese's creative nonfiction. Talese also offers insights on capturing quotes and digging deeper in interviews.
Health insurance options for writers
Affordable health insurance is an important topic for many freelancers. Here are some options.
Manuscript makeover: Breathe new life into rejected work
A rejection of your article can actually be a great opportunity to improve it. Here's a checklist for revitalizing a manuscript.
Self-publishing: Six who succeeded
Considering self-publishing? You'll want to see what our six authors have to say about how to make it a successful experience.
24 tried-and-true formats for your nonfiction book
You may want to frame your nonfiction book idea around one of the many tried-and-true formats, ranging from the how-to and almanac to "A beginner's guide..." and "100 greatest..."
Civility pays literary dividend
Brian Jacques on writing for children, the world's most prolific writers--plus other literary notes, Dear Writer, and information on contests and conferences.
Finding the right spin
How to spin a single article idea a half-dozen different ways.
Connecting with a new state--and market
The writer found success by studying a regional magazine--then giving it just what it wanted.
There are compelling reasons for a writer to observe the fine points of grammar--or at least the sensible ones.
Poet to poet
Elvis and Barbie join the poetry nation
Pop-culture references can enrich a poem, but if done wrong they can overwhelm or limit it.
Straight talk from book editors
If you're about to submit a fiction manuscript or nonfiction book proposal, you'll want to read what publishing insiders say they're looking for in your submission.
Reviews of Ben Yagoda's The Sound on the Page: Style and Voice in Writing and Word Menu 2.2, a software reference tool
The calendar year has a built-in list of health issues, such as National Arthritis Month, that can generate story ideas and provide important information to your readers.
How I write
For Mark Haddon, author of the hit novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, writing is a matter of constant revision.
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