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:
Writing Books Writing eBooks Writing Articles
Marketing Your Writings Copywriting Writing Tips
Writing Screenplays Your Writings

Selected Articles & Stories....

What Makes Fiction Special - Rebecca Guevara  What Makes Fiction SpecialI was in a brisk discussion about whether a woman ‘would’ or ‘would not’ leave her wayward husband when a man interrupted and said, “But he’s not real!  It’s fiction!
Self-Publish Your Book With National Distribution - Daphne Succes  Many writers struggle with constant rejection from the publishing world.  A rejection, though a part of the industry, is difficult for writers at any stage in their career.  You pour your heart and soul into a book, along with hours of work, only to hear a publisher indicate that it isn’t what they are looking for at this particular time.
Ten Tips on Writing and Creativity - Emily Hanlon  1.  Don't think.  Creating a story or book has little to do with the intellect or language when we first begin.  Our best ideas will emerge as a spark or image.  Like dreams, they will make little sense.
Effective Networking For Writers - Sophfronia Scott  'Tis the season for conferences and seminars!  Many of my friends have all been conference-hopping in recent weeks and we've been discussing how fruitful these gatherings can be when you can make great and lasting contacts.
The Wrong Time To Write A Press Release - Angie Dixon  Is there ever a wrong time to try to get free publicity for your company, product, or service?  Oh, yeah.  The "wrong" time isn't just about bad days of the week, like Monday morning, or bad times of the year, like Christmas Eve.
Why Write an eBook? - Karen Martin  It's not true that everything that has been said has already been written.  Since that unfortunate axiom came into use, the whole universe has changed.  Technology has changed, ideas have changed, and the mindsets of entire nations have changed.
Tackling a Writing Assignment: How To Get Started - Jan Kovarik  Writing assignments are often considered the worst possible class or course assignment.  There's nothing worse than sitting down in front of a computer, with a blank screen in front of you.
Marketing Your Web Writing Service - The Top Two Ways - Trish Andrews  Marketing your web writing service is a huge part of a successful freelance business.  Online marketing, networking, publicity, and advertising are such valuable tools, it's critical to know what works best.
How To Snag That Freelance Writing Job - Amber McNaught  So, you want to be a freelance writer.  You've scoured the Internet for the best paying writing jobs, and now you're ready to apply for some of them.  There's just one problem:  so are a few hundred other freelance writers, many of whom have a lot more experience than you do.
How To Find A Job Writing Grant Applications - Niall Cinneide  Do you have what it takes to land a job doing grant writing?  Many people are looking for ways to develop a freelance business, but unless you know what it takes to do so, you might as well stop trying.
How To Write Powerful Headlines - Al Martinovic  I want to tell you how I go about writing headlines.  I like to keep swap files of headlines around for future use.  And how I go about doing it goes something like this.  ..  I'll find a headline I like, wherever it may be, and then I don't copy it word for word, instead I'll use a "fill in the blank" approach.
How To Get Your Book Reviewed In Magazines - Sophfronia Scott  In one of my past magazine jobs my office was next to that of the book editor.  He would get boxes and boxes of books daily.  There was a separate room devoted to storing these books, but that still didn't keep them from piling up in his office.
How to Identify Great Book Ideas and Writing Opportunities - Stephen L. Nelson, CPA  The first and maybe the most important step in writing a book is coming up with a great idea for some really useful or interesting book.  The great idea makes the writing fun.  The great idea makes the book easier to sell to a publisher.
What Bruce Springsteen Taught Me About Writing - Sophfronia Scott  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Bruce Springsteen's groundbreaking album Born to Run.  Columbia Records is celebrating by re-releasing the disc with lots of audio and video goodies including interview material of Bruce discussing the writing of this seminal work.
Guidelines For Reviewing Writing - The StoryMaster  Writing detailed reviews is time well spent.  Reviewing itself is a writing exercise.  At Writing.  Com, creating detailed feedback for a fellow writer is one of the best tools available for improving your own writing.

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