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Noir: The dark side
Is it time to try your hand at noir and put some narcissistic characters on the road to doom?
Science fiction openings
A Grand Master offers some observations on crafting an effective beginning in an alternate world.
The flash novel: All meat and no fat
The flash novel is a new type of storytelling that does a lot in a little space.
Romance Writing 101
A master of the genre takes you through the essentials of this popular form of storytelling.
Dip into the riches of historical fiction
A bestselling author offers an engaging overview of the genre and a step-by-step approach to getting started.
6 ways to find markets for your work
The writer offers some simple, as well as digital, suggestions for placing your articles, including a list of subscription-based sites and services.
A writer lands an agent, a publisher--and a lot of self-marketing work
When our writer and her co-author landed a book contract, they learned that the new publishing era of self-promotion is in full swing.
Perfecting the art of slowness
A journalist learns to disregard the time clock in order to strike the right emotional note.
Poet to Poet: How to connect with your peers
A community of poets can provide emotional support and help you improve your skills.
Interview: A man for all literary seasons
Versatile author and journalist Pete Hamill looks back at the pleasures and challenges of writing across many genres.
Freelancing: Check that calendar
A freelancer describes how he learned to find opportunities in a publication’s editorial calendar.
Delight your readers with the gift of satisfying surprise
Learn how to employ this key storytelling concept, which is crucial for endings.
Ghostwriting: The invisible writer
Six ghostwriters tell you what it takes to succeed at their self-effacing craft.
Ghostwriting: Get paid in advance and other tips from a successful ghostwriter
The author worked with Hollywood celebrities, mafia captains, a Russian czar and many other colorful characters.
Treat your writing like a business
Here are 10 ways to act like a professional freelancer—and watch your work improve.
Market Focus: Going home
Build a solid freelance business with these tips on writing for home-and-garden magazines.
Literary Spotlight: PEN America spans the globe
This month’s spotlight is on the journal PEN America, describing its tone, editorial preferences and contributors.
Brooklyn’s literary boom, plus tracking your online ‘Klout,’ a question for Ask The Writer, Lisa Shearin’s column about fiction writing, letters, and more.
Ten great writing books from 2011, suitable for gift-giving.
A list of magazines, contests and conferences, plus Market Q&A and Conference Spotlight
How I Write Rachel Simon
For Rachel Simon, writing means, in part, the chance “to give voice to those who cannot speak for themselves or are ignored by society.”