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Ask Questions to Find Your Story

<b>by C. S. Lakin, @CSLakin</b><p>I ask a lot of questions in my line of work as a professional manuscript critiquer and copyeditor. Sure, I also give a lot of …

The Laws of the Cyberian Jungle: What Authors Need to Know to Stay Safe Online by Anne R. Allen

<i>We’re pleased to welcome back author and blogger Anne R. Allen!</i><p>Everybody tells new authors to build an Internet presence, but they don’t talk much …

A Look Inside The World Of Freelance Writing

Freelance writing is a profession that can be as <b>harsh and unforgiving as it is alluring</b>. Even the title, <i>freelance writing</i>, is deceiving. It <b>sounds</b> …

Thai Mexican Chicken Soup

I came up with this recipe recently when I went over to Katherine and Barlow's shared home up on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. The deal was I'd bring dinner, they'd host. Their home is in the midst of the redwoods... so much in the midst there is actually a redwood tree coming up out of their …

The Three Stages of Editing (and Nine Handy Do-it-Yourself Tips)

<i>Note: This post was originally published in 2014, and was updated in March 2018.</i>Whether you love editing or hate it, if you’re a writer, there’s no …

People-Powered Publishing Is Changing All the Rules

<b>After a long day at work as a personal assistant,</b> 28-year-old Nikki Kelly was commuting home on the London Underground’s Central Line when she …

How To Be Creative | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios

The New World of Publishing: The Assumption of Agents

After that head-shaking article by Don Maass, and the funny response by Joe and Barry, I decided it was time to update a post I did about a year ago …

This 16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways | Colossal

<p>Sure, the Amazon Kindle might have dynamic font adjustments, and it can hold thousands of books, but can it do this? Printed in the late 16th …

Author Adam Sternbergh Explains Why Some Writing Advice is Bad

One of the surprises, for me, of finishing a first novel was discovering just how many of the most hackneyed pieces of writing advice actually turn …

Black Desert House Contrasts Nicely in the Mojave Desert

<i>The Black Desert House</i> is a minimalist getaway designed by creative director Marc Atlan in collaboration with architecture firm Oller & Pejic and interior design company Moderne Builders. Located just thirty minutes outside of Palm Springs, the incredible landscape boasts the untouched environment …

7 Tips for Pitching to an Agent or Editor at a Conference

<i>Because summer is a busy time for people traveling to writers’conferences</i> <i><br>nationwide, I am re-running this great 2014 post. Enjoy</i>.<p><i>—————-</i><p>I’ll admit: I …

Watching the Future: An Interview with Screenwriter Matt Lohr

More than two decades ago, when I was banging my head against a keyboard in desperation trying to write fiction, I somehow became convinced that I …

Writing Books: Fiction, Creative Writing & Getting Published

If your manuscript keeps getting tossed into the slush pile, or you're about to query an agent or editor — now's the time to get a professional</b> …

Basic Vocabulary And Terms For The Publishing Industry - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Whether you are hoping to have your book represented by a literary agent, or have an essay, poem, or short story published in a journal, it is …

What’s a Working Holiday for a Writer?

My work area while on holiday<p>Are you the kind of person who longs to get away and have time to yourself? Do you muse about just how that would look? …

The Writing Life: Setting Limits to Become a Better Writer

My black Labrador Retriever walked up to me as I worked in my home office, sat down on her back haunches, and proceeded to whimper and cry like she …

How I Write: James Patterson

The best-selling author of the Alex Cross novels, whose new book First Love, co-written with Emily Raymond, is out now, talks about how much of his …

Question: book promotion on twitter

Is it my imagination, or is there a point where tweeting about your book tips over from promotion to spam?<p>It is not your imagination.<br>The trick is to …

7 Quick Dinners To Make This Week

Delicious weeknight recipes for February.

Obama to name Navy Vice-Adm Michael Rogers to lead NSA

<b>President Barack Obama will nominate Vice-Adm Michael Rogers as the new head of the US electronic spying agency, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said.</b><p>He will replace Gen Keith Alexander at the helm of the National Security Agency (NSA), and also as head of the US military cyber command.<p>The NSA …