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60 agents tell you how to get in the door
Our writers surveyed more than 60 literary agents to give you the goods on how to land one. See what they discovered.
Top writer takes you behind the scenes of Law & Order
Emmy-winning writer/producer Rene Balcer offers the insights of a master storyteller for the small screen.
How to write a spellbinding fantasy
Just as a filmmaker can go overboard with special effects, the fantasy writer can be a little too dazzled by magic at the expense of a story. You've got to use it right.
Writer envy? What to do about it
Let's be honest: Envy is often a serious occupational hazard for writers. Here, we dish on some choice tales and tell you how to get over this hang-up.
The synopsis--a vital selling tool
Your novel synopsis should be a compelling, vital selling tool--not a dry "book report." Here are some tips on how to do it.
3 essential tools for screenwriters
If you're going to write screenplays, you need to know about the three essential tools for pitching an on-spec script: the long line, synopsis and treatment.
Tom Wolfe and Philip Pullman on the virtues of entertaining readers--plus other literary notes, Dear Writer, and information on contests and conferences.
The all-important query letter
Your query is how you get your foot in the door. Learn from some editors what its essential elements are.
Debut author finds success selling abroad
When it came time to shop her novel, the writer found that selling foreign rights first opened the door to an American publisher.
Can the spam
Inundated with junk e-mail? Here are some easy ways to stop the flood.
Off the cuff
Turn up the volume
Creating a little white noise in your writing environment might be just what your muse needs.
Reviews of three books about writing and selling a screenplay.
Get an edge in arts freelancing
If you're interested in writing about the arts, here are some strategies to help you succeed.
How I write
For novelist Jodi Thomas, diligence, on-site research and a heavy regimen of rewriting are some of the keys to success.
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