Writing Resources

We have collected writing resources such as articles and information products from the Internet and members' contributions.  The resources are arranged in the following categories of writing:
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Marketing Your Writings Copywriting Writing Tips
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Selected Articles & Stories....

My Favorite Expert Advice on Writing the Stories of Our Lives, Gleaned From My Favorite Books on the Subject - Lisa J. Lehr  This outline is adapted from a handout I give to my lifewriting students.  The points made here apply to writing in general as well as to writing our life stories in particular.  I.  Why should we write?
Writing Effectively: A Two-Part Guide, Part 2 - Jan Kovarik  In Part 1, I gave you some ideas on how to write your text.  When your text is finished, you will need to review it in order to spot the flaws, correct the errors, and put a final coat of polish on your good work.
How To Learn The Art Of Creative Writing - Mark Woodcock  The term creative writing is used to discern certain types of inventive or artistic writing from other general types of writing.  The field of creative writing is broad and includes many different formats and genres of writing.
Can You Afford To Publish Your Book? - Sophfronia Scott  Money blinds.  It's as simple as that.  Aspiring authors ask about the money issue all the time, in varying forms, (How much does it cost to publish?  How much will I get paid in royalties?
How Do You Write Poetry? - Anthony Keith Whitehead  The very short answer is:  don't write at all unless you have to.  The short answer is:  in numerous different ways.  A somewhat longer answer is:  find the way that best suits you - that comes only from experience.
How To Select a Great Topic For Your Book or Ebook Part 4 of 5 - Aaron Morganstern  For part four of this discussion, we'll be taking a look at some specific topics you may wish to explore.  ..  Looking youngPerhaps sixteen year old girls don't want to look younger, but from that point on, and for most of the population in Western society, looking young is a common desire.
How to Write Your News Release - George Torok  Follow this step-by-step process to write and expose your news.  FormatCall it a 'News Release', 'News Bulletin' or 'Announcement'.  'Press Release' sounds like propaganda.  Add, 'For immediate use'.
Wake Up Your Writing Spirit - Shelley Wake  The Blogfest 2005 Writing Contest has only been running for two weeks and already the results are overwhelming.  And not because we’re getting far more entries than we expected.  It’s because along with entries, we’re also getting heartfelt messages from writers all over the world.
Modern Science Fiction - Samir K. Dash  Science fiction is a narrative (usually in prose) or a short story, 'novella' or novel length.  As to what it is about, is not easily classificable.  Such stories are about an amazing variety of things, topics and ideas.
7 Steps to Writing Effective Cover Letters - Robert Moment  A cover letter can be the ultimate compliment to your resume.  With an effective and well-written letter, you can impress future employers with details that cannot always be found in the resume.
5 Business Essentials (Besides Great Copywriting) To Maximize Your Sales Success - Robert Boduch  Effective copywriting is one piece of the puzzle.  But you also need some basic business essentials.  Sure, great ad copy is a crucial component to marketing success, but it's not the be-all-and-end-all some people seem to think.
A "Plan 9" Book? - Ed Williams  Sometimes, when you do a little writing like I do, you get tipped off as to what upcoming books and authors are really gonna be hot.  And folks, I’ve got a book title and an author’s name for y’all that I think may be the hottest of this entire year.
Writing Successful Articles - Dave Odell  Writing ArticlesThe market for articles is greater than for any of the other traditional writing forms, and therefore really is one writers of all levels should investigate.  There are very many excellent books on the subject of article writing, and I suggest your read as many as time and opportunity allow.
Fiction Writing Lessons from Shakespeare - Wendy Woudstra  Common advice in all fields of study is for the student to take lessons from a master.  Unfortunately for those who wish to write fiction -- either in plays or stories -- the most renowned and highest authority in the art of fiction-making is long dead.
How to write a press release - Martin Bailey  A well structured press release in an excellent way of receiving free publicity for very little effort and cost.  It is simply the process of writing a newsworthy story about your company, products or services in a reasonably standard format, and then distributing it in the correct way to relevant media contacts.

 
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