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"How to Unlock that Best-Selling Book or Project That's Inside You" A Conversation With Joe Vitale
The following is a excerpt from the exclusive AudioMotivation interview with Dr. Joe Vitale - He is the author of a number of books, including the #1 best-selling book "Spiritual Marketing," the best-selling e-book "Hypnotic Writing," and the best-s [...]

10 Can't Miss Article Topics Readers Will Love
Copyright 2003, The Write Exposure You sit down to write the first article for your third issue. That's when it hits you. There's nothing left to write about! At The Write Exposure, we get lots of panicked calls from clients saying, "I've run out o [...]

10 Things that Keep You from Writing Your Book… and What You Can do About It
9 out of 10 professionals and small business owners have at least one book or information product inside their head, but lack the time and organizational skills to get it out into digital or print form. You may cringe when you read this list of ten [...]

10 Tips for Effective Proofreading
Proofreading may not be terribly fun, but it's one of the most important parts of writing. Have you ever read a web page or a document that had typos, grammatical errors, and punctuation mistakes? This reflects badly on you and your business, and y [...]

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Book Endorsements
Endorsements, sometimes called "Blurbs," are wonderful and often witty comments about your book provided by respected authors, journalists, entertainers, and industry experts connected to your topic. They're also one of the strongest sales tools an a [...]

10 Ways To Save Time And Money With Packing And Shipping On Ebay
One problem with eBay is that unless you are careful you can end up spending far too much time on routine tasks such as packing and shipping. Not only is there the time spent wrapping the items, but also when you take them to your local post office t [...]

12 Low Cost or No-Cost Techniques to Snag Lucrative Freelance Writing Assignments ASAP
No matter where you live, landing lucrative writing assignments doesn’t need to be difficult. The secret to a profitable freelance writing career is to start small and build it from there. Another secret… you must remember to promote your busin [...]

28 Reasons Why Publishers Will purchase Your Book
Editors will purchase a book for one or more of the following reasons. By knowing what these reasons are, you can then design a marketing plan with those features in mind. 1. The author's previous books have sold well. 2. They love a book and t [...]

3 Elements to a Deal-Sealing Classified ad
Have you ever wondered why your perfectly fine classified ad fails to attract the attention you desire? There should be dozens—no, hundreds—of perspective purchaseers swamping your e-mail inbox with offers. After all, you are offering a mint baseba [...]

35 Quick Tips for Writing A Press Release
Quick Tips for Writing A Press Release... Layout 1. 1-2 pages in length. 2. Double-space. 3. 1.5 to 2 inch margins. 4. Use company stationary with logo and slogan. 5. Avoid bright or dark-colored paper. 6. Center "News Release" at top. 7. Pl [...]

5 Reasons To Avoid PublishAmerica
Ever since I first wrote about my publishing pitfalls with PublishAmerica, I’ve received a lot of correspondence from writers asking me if they too should avoid publishing with this notorious online POD company. So, in response to yet another letter [...]

5 Reasons Why Headlines Are The Single Most Important Part Of All
Are you maximizing your marketing results by using headlines at every opportunity? Without a powerful headline, your message stands little chance in an increasingly competitive marketplace. If your headline doesn’t capture attention and pull prosp [...]

5 Ways to Generate Article Topic Ideas
If you write articles frequently, you have probably found that sometimes you just don't know what to write about. This is a very common issue for even the best of us, however there are some quick tricks that can help. Here are what the top five: 1. [...]

6 Tips That Make "How To" Book Writing A Snap!
What would it take to pluck you from your existing lifestyle - frustration, anxiety, compromise, putting up with kuckleheads who always seem to get ahead even though the sum total of their usefullness could fit in your little finger? Believe it [...]

6 writing tips for starting your writing journey
Tips for your writing journey So, you'd like to be a writer? Congrats! Writing not only is a great way to express yourself, but can provide an income. Keep in mind not all writers make a fortune, some still cant quit their day job. Below are some t [...]

7 Keys to Writing a Children’s Book that Sells Like Hotcakes
There are seven fundamental reasons that some books succeed and others collect dust on the author’s bookshelf. These seven keys to success as an author are simple, obvious even, and yet in the midst of our writing many of us forget them. We get so [...]

7 Ways to Get More Mileage from Your Free Reprint Articles
Do you have old free reprint articles gathering dust? Transform and re-submit them to give your business, product or service another boost! Here are 7 ways: 1. Transform your article. You can transform your article in several ways: - Give it [...]

7 Writing Muse Kickers to Fill Up That Blank Page
Nothing is more daunting for any writer than having to stare at a blank sheet of paper. When we stare at a blank sheet of paper, we often think, "What am I going to write?" A few minutes later, it becomes, "Oh my goodness, I can't think of anything [...]

8 Easy Online Ways to Market Your Book For Free
Marketing your book whether you went the POD, e-book, or traditional route can be a daunting process. Figuring out what works and what doesn’t can take time, energy, and if you’re not careful a lot of money. When I first self-published my science f [...]

8 Great Journaling Tips
Mix a martini, don't forget the olives, or pour yourself a tea, relax and enjoy! There are no hard-set rules for keeping a journal. How often you write, time you spend, and how rigorously you maintain a regular journaling schedule are matters of [...]

8 Sources To Research Awesome Article Topics
Writing articles is by far the most effective online promotion strategy I’ve come across. If you can write good, readable, original content, you can easily put yourself far ahead of the pack in your field of interest. But article marketers and new [...]

A Beginner's Guide to Writing a Novel
No one is born a novel writer. But do you believe that we all have the capability to be writers? Impossible as it may seem but the answer is yes! If we have the passion for it and if we strive to make it happen, novelwriting can be as easy as writing [...]

A Cousin of Hemingway, Rose Now Puts Her Pen To The Page
A few years ago when Chicago born author, Sarah Elizabeth Rose learned that she shared a common ancestor with Ernest Hemingway, and that she also shared common ancestors with Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Laura Elizabeth Ingalls, and Jane Austen, she f [...]

A Few Brief Tips on Dealing with Rejection
What to do when you get rejected. You've just finished your book, sent out query letters and was rejected. What's left to do? You could give up, but I wouldn't suggest this. Here's some brief tips on how to deal with rejection. 1.Take a breather [...]

A Few Brief Tips To Deal With Writing Rejection
What to do when you get rejected You've just finished your book, sent out query letters and was rejected. What's left to do? You could give up, but I wouldn't suggest this. Here's some brief tips on how to deal with rejection. 1. Take a breat [...]

A First Time Author's Publicity Kit Material Tips
If you're a new author that has been requested to send publicist materials, you may feel left in the dark on what to send. Here's a list of the usual items. 1. Author Bio This is no place for modesty. You're competing with many other authors out t [...]

A First Time Author's Publicity Kit Materials
If you're a new author that has been requested to send publicist materials, you may feel left in the dark on what to send. Here's a list of the usual items. 1. Author Bio This is no place for modesty. You're competing with many other authors out t [...]

A Guide To Online Payment Processors
‘Free’ Accounts or Merchant Accounts? Anyone who does business online (and actually takes money from other people) must, at some point, bite the bullet and choose a credit card processing company – this can be quite an expensive decision. Ther [...]

A Writing Exercise That Increases Awareness And Description Skills
Practice attaching words to feelings requires time to do. Without a system that helps you monitor that time, the minutes or hours could feel unproductive. With the right exercise, you can then use that time wisely, as well as save you time and fr [...]

About Horses
. This is about horses, or more to the point, why I don’t read books about horses. I read a book I like to get lost in the adventure. I can’t do that when the author introduces a horse as most don’t have the slightest idea what they’re talking [...]

All You Need To Know About Agents--For Now
The agent issue is such an emotional one for writers. Having one is a huge validation. I was fortunate to sign with an agent while still writing my first novel and it was wonderful being able to work and know that someone was waiting for what I was w [...]

Are You Ready For The Publishing Revolution?
by John Colanzi http://www.thesimplesystem.net Writing has traditionally been considered a solitary craft. You wrote you article or book in seclusion. You submitted it to an editor or publisher and prayed it would be published. Along comes t [...]

Article Marketing: Why 2 URLs Equal Pure Champagne
If you are using articles to promote your business then I don’t need to tell you that including the URL to your website in the resource box at the end of your articles represents payment for the hard work involved in writing and submitting those art [...]

Astrology Refuted: They Should Have Seen It Coming
Horoscopes seem to pop up everywhere in America. From newspapers to county fair booths, astrologers ply their trade, wishing us to concede that the stars somehow set our futures on an inevitable course. But sooner or later, somebody simply must ask t [...]

Auction Titles: Keywords To Bigger Ebay Profits
In the world of online auctions, the title is the only way to get more traffic. Traffic equals more bids, more bids equals more money. Sellers who want the most money from eBay will need to learn how to write a good title. Statistically speaking, t [...]

Author Discovers That the Perfect Books to Sell Are Ones That Don't Exist ...Yet
Storage space isn’t a problem at author Joseph Yakel’s New York home. In fact, he doesn’t anticipate it being a problem anytime in the future. Reason? Well, unlike some others, he doesn’t need to store large numbers of his available published wor [...]

Baby Steps To Writing Success
*Article Use Guidelines* Use in opt-in publications, or on Web sites, but please include the resource box. Please send me a copy, if possible. Many thanks. ** Summary: Take baby seteps to writing success. One step after another, and you're a suc [...]

Battling Internet ADHD: Ten Tips for Writers
Write for a reason Get to the point. One of the basic references for Web design is Steve Krug's, Don't Make Me Think. My book for Web writers (not yet available in stores) will be called, Don't Make Me Yawn. The Great Democracy that is the Web has [...]

Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, America's First Folk Song Writer
“Beautiful Dreamer” was written by Stephen Foster just before his death in 1864 at age 37. The song became one of his most famous and most popular. However, as with the approximately 200 other songs that Foster wrote during his brief lifetime, he d [...]

Becoming A Ghostwriter
Ghostwriting can be rewarding in two ways. a) You get a chance to research and write about all types of topics that you wouldn't normally have a chance to learn about. The old theory in writing "write what you know" doesn't apply to ghostwriting sin [...]

Best-Selling Book Secrets
Everyone says, “Some day I'm going to write a book,” but few actually do. So congratulations on a noteworthy achievement! Now that you're holding your book in your hands, after years of research, writing, editing and rewriting, the last words you'l [...]

Blogging: Free Internet Marketing Method
It's been years since blogging has been practiced. But it's just recently that it has been considered as one of the addicting fads. Many teenagers have resorted to blogging as an outlet for their emotions, a little online nook where they can blurt ou [...]

Book Proposals 101.: What Publishers Want
Lots of writers like to talk about writing books. You hear very few talking about writing book proposals. Maybe that's why it's easy to forget that a strong book proposal is the first step to getting a great deal for your non-fiction book. It's where [...]

Broaden Your Customer Base: Submit Articles!
If you are going to be writing articles to promote traffic to your website anyway, why not make them available to be used in other people's e-zines? This is a great way to have your work spread around the Internet to reach new customers. Of course my [...]

Check Mate for Writers
In a recent interview, Shervin Youssefian shared a secret about his writing technique. He leaned forward and confided in the reporter that he records himself playing chess against a great opponent, then he reviews the tape and he adapts the game into [...]

Consider Self Publishing in Ebook Format
Today, more than every before authors are presented with publishing opportunities that have never existed before. This is not to understate the hard work that authors have to go through to get recognition, write great books, and make a full time livi [...]

Contest Advice for Screenplay Writers
CONTEST ADVICE By Lynne Pembroke Introduction There are many screenplay contests available to the aspiring screenwriter. These contests can be a good avenue to getting one's work noticed and/or make a sale. So, it's important to make certain th [...]

Creativity and Inspiration
Creativity for the mystic has special meaning. In the world of the mystic all is one. This means that there’s only one Creator. Your job as an artist, painter or writer is simply to attune with this One source of all creation, listen and report on w [...]

Dating Online
Looking to spice up your life a little or add some romance...or maybe find that perfect love connection? Cool! Jump right in...the online dating waters are just fine and you will have lots of company. There are over THREE MILLION others already spl [...]

Deadlines Can Be A Writer's Best Friend
SUMMARY: A commitment to meeting deadlines can make any writer a winner with the editors and lead to personal and professional growth. Deadlines Can Be A Writer’s Best Friend By Bonnie Boots I click the “send” button on my e-mail and my artic [...]

Dealing with the blues of a bad book review
When you get a bad book review You've just been notified a review of your book has been posted. You're all excited and can't wait to see what has been written. You're clicking onto your book's page when...Oh no! They hated your book! This ba [...]

Defeating Writer's Block
If you're a writer, or a student, or anyone who's ever felt the desire or need to write, you know all about the dreaded thing known as writer's block. You sit at the computer, or your're at your desk with a pad and pen, ready to write. But nothing ha [...]

Designing Your Site For The Search Engines
When you design a website, it's easy to focus on what your visitors are going to see. What you have to realise, though, is that you're going to have another kind of visitor with a completely different agenda: they're not going to be looking at your p [...]

Distribute Your Self-Published Book - Part 1
Judy Cullins ©2005 All Rights Reserved. Where is your book now? With a distributor? In a book store? Or, did it already die an early death after a few months? New self-published authors often believe they need a distributor to sell a lot of boo [...]

Distribute Your Self-Published Book - Part 2
Judy Cullins ©2005 All Rights Reserved. Where is your book now? With a distributor? In a book store? Or, did it already die an early death after a few months? New self-published authors often believe they need a distributor to sell a lot of boo [...]

Do Youn Want to Write a Best-seller? (Part 1)
“Whatever you can do or believe you can, . . . begin it now.” —Goethe When beggars receive freshly minted coins from the lords with a bow and a smile, it is not that they do not desire to ride horses as the masters do. But wishes don’t ride [...]

Don’t Let the Global Village Prevent You from Sharing Your Family History with Future Generations
There was once a time when grandparents sat amidst a group of wide-eyed grandchildren telling stories of days gone by. As the global village shrinks and families spread out across the nation and the world, the tradition of sharing family stories oral [...]

Earn $100,000+ For Your Book
Every writer fantasizes about getting that big fat advance so they can take a little dream time, write, relax, or put their kids through college. But what most writers don’t know is it takes a heck of a lot of work to get to the point of being worth [...]

Earning Extra Income as a writer
After leaving my job and moving to Thailand I bought an old laptop in order to stay in contact with my grandchildren via email. I didn't realize how much I'd be using it for other things...mainly making money online. I had been working as a sports [...]

Editing Your Work Can Save You Money in the Long Run
If you know of anyone writing that likes to hear others experiences from authors, please share this and include the byline. One Isn't Enough When it Comes to Proof Reading Your Work Here's a story of an author who had to learn the hard w [...]

Effective Collaboration - Working With Your Ghostwriter
Using a ghostwriter to craft your free reprint articles and marketing materials is an excellent way to maximize your time and profit. The fastest and most effective way to find a freelance ghostwriter or editor is to post your writing projects on an [...]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Discussion of "How Do I Love Thee?"
“How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was written in 1845 while she was being courted by the English poet, Robert Browning. The poem is also titled Sonnet XLIII from Sonnets From the Portuguese. Early Experiences Elizabeth Barrett [...]

Evolution of Books
A Book is anything that is in written, printed, or blank pages format fastened along one side and encased between protective covers. In other words, a book is a collection of leaves of paper or other material, bound together along one edge within [...]

Extreme Research: 10 Snappy Rules For Success
So you want to learn to research well, and not waste any time. Let's do it. Here are a few NECESSARY preliminary points. First, adopt an aggressive I-am-taking-over-this-place mindset. 2. Develop a system for executing the research process. By cr [...]

Eighty percent of success is showing up. Woody Allen So, eh, what exactly is an Ezine? In short, an Ezine is an electronic newsletter or magazine and a great way to spread your message. Many of you probably already get these from a variety of sour [...]

Fiction Writing Lessons from Shakespeare
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 dea [...]

Five Benefits of Article Writing
By Nicholas Dixon http://WWW.Oceanroc.blogspot.com A few years ago as a webmaster with no money, I looked around for the best free methods to drive traffic to my website. Search engines were my primary source of traffic and due to the fact tha [...]

Flash Tricks For Improved Search Engine Rankings
Normal wisdom says that if you use Flash in a web site it will hurt your search engine placement. This is due primarily to search engines having a hard time to index Flash content. But with a little ingenuity we can use that very problem to our advan [...]

For Beginners: Ten Ways To Prepare To Get Published
(Skip directly to ten for the fastest shortcut!) By Jill Nagle Like any field, excellent writing requires study, practice and mentorship. Very few successful authors ever published their first draft of their first work. Nearly all had to expend [...]

Free Gadget and ultra cheap PC Offers.
Copyright 2005 Brad Eden You've probably seen the ads for "low cost" PC's - "PC's for $199" - or even "free" computers. If you're in the market for a personal computer, the you should know that "free" doesn't always mean free. Very often, certain co [...]

Freelance Copywriting: How to Negotiate Rates
Lots of people who seek out my copywriting services are concerned about money. Rightfully so. I’m a small business owner too, and I know what it is to have that do-it-yourself mindset. (It’s exhausting!) But entrepreneurs like you and I often overl [...]

From the desk of…Stationery Addict
As a kid, one of my greatest treats was to visit WHSmith in town. Way back in the days before tragedies like little Jamie Bulger being snatched, my Dad would leave me in WHS, under the watchful eye of the friendly security guard while Dad went off an [...]

Get A 6 Figure Book Advance
It's the dream of 81% of the population to write a book. No matter how many times people tell you how difficult it is to do, nearly everyone wants to do it. There hangs a certain romance around writers. I think it's a kind of nostalgia or grieving fo [...]

Do you have a service or product that you want to get in front of the masses? Maybe you have reached a new milestone in your existing business that you want to shout out to the world. Well, the easiest way to get the message out is through the power [...]

Get Your Book Done … Now!
I don't believe in writer’s block. (I can hear the gasps of disbelief already.) Listen: If you hire a plumber to come to your house and fix a problem, do you expect him to say, "Sorry, I can't figure out what your problem is. I think I have plumber [...]

Getting Real About Getting Published
So you say you want to get published? Well, great! These days you have more options than ever to see your work in print. Whenever I teach at conferences I am always amazed at how many authors are still unaware of their publishing options. Today, mor [...]

How Compelling Is Your Title?
Is Your Title Compelling? Your title is your selling tool. It’s the first thing readers will scan and contemplate whether to read your story. What your title’s job is, it has to lure the readers into your story – it has to be so compelling tha [...]

How I Made $1683.04 From Writing ONE Article
Yeah, $1683.04. One article. Here’s how: You can’t just sit down and write an article that makes money. Most articles don’t ever make it past the directories they’re submitted to. Why? They don’t get reprinted because they are horribly written [...]

How to Break In and Succeed as a Screenwriter
Screenwriting is a competitive trade. To distinguish yourself as a prize-winning writer you need to master organizational skills, take creative risks, and learn how best to present your final product. For the aspiring screenwriter, Tom Lazarus' book, [...]

How to Build and Sell your eBook at the Same Time
Judy Cullins ©2005 All Rights Reserved. Why write an eBook? You want ongoing, lifelong multiple streams of income. You want to raise your credibility and trust ratings with clients or customers. You want to get your message out so the world can [...]

How To Earn Cisco’s Firewall Specialist Certification
Security is a hot topic in today's networks, and will continue to be for a long time to come. With that in mind, you must consider adding a Cisco security certification to your resume and firewall skills to your skill set. It's quite a jump from th [...]

How to Find a Niche For Your Blog
It is important to realize that your choice of a niche can have a significant influence on the success or failure of your new blog. Deciding on a theme can be a daunting task. What exactly are you going to write about? Your niche needs to be a popu [...]

How To Get One Way Links To Your Website!
By now, you must be aware that lots of one-way links can be the best prescription for the ailing rankings of your site. But how can you get people to link to your site? That is the million-dollar question that haunts every webmaster. There are 2 po [...]

How to Get Your Book Reviewed
Imagine your book at the top of the Best Sellers List of the New York Times. Most authors do. The question is, "How do I get it there and sell millions of copies?" When planing your book, there is one critical thing that most authors forget - market [...]

How to Jumpstart your Next Writing Session.
I have always enjoyed writing. Sometimes it’s a problem for me to just sit down and write something. There are days when I choose “procrastinating” over “proactive.” Putting things off is common with everyone. I am very gifted in this area. ;) [...]

How To Make Your Writing Meaningful
Writing a book is a huge endeavor. It means someone has decided to dedicate a certain amount of time to putting words on paper. But so many people don't finish what they start. Maybe they've run out of ideas. Maybe they lost interest. Maybe they got [...]

How To Outgrow 'Write What You Know'
Every writer has heard it time and again, and it’s not without merit: “Write what you know.” When I began freelancing, I was just out of college, so what did I write about? College. I wrote profiles of collegiate entrepreneurs, I wrote editorial [...]

How To Overcome The Lyric Writing Hurdles That Are Keeping You Behind
The lyric writing side of songwriting is known to create an enormous number of problems for some folks. No matter how hard they try, they are unable to write a single line that they can be pleased with. In many cases these very same people make phe [...]

How To Place yourself in the secure society
Identity theft has become the fastest growing criminal activity in the 20th Century, replacing illegal drug sales. For the perpetrators, it offers the highest profit margin with the least risk. In fact, according to one expert, it is estimated that f [...]

How To Ramp Up Your Business With Sizzling Ad Copy
What is the importance of Ad copy? Your ad copy, sales letter will make or break your business. You can have the best product/service but without a good sales copy, you cannot sell anything. Website visitors are becoming increasingly savvy, hype and [...]

How To Research InformationTo Develop Your Unique Content
We live in a sea of information. And information overload is an increasingly common complaint. Part of the complaint arises because we get hit with different headlines that point to the same content. So we waste time on things that have no added valu [...]

How to Sell Your E-book - (or other information product) - Through Quickie Seminars
I've been selling my own self-published information products (mainly e-books) online for the past 3 years. Is it profitable? Definitely. But as any seasoned information marketer will vouch, it takes time to build up your name recognition online. Yo [...]

How to Start Your Story with a Bang
The purpose of creating a story is to create a world that will draw the reader away from their own. In order to do this one must create suspense, drama and mystery. Your reader must absolutely need to get from page to page, to find out what happ [...]

How To Use Punctuation
The most common mistake people tend to make while writing is in the use of Punctuation. Wrong punctuation can damage the flow of ideas and change meaning, but properly used punctuation not only helps readers understand your meaning but also makes the [...]

How To Write A Great Article
Are you intimidated by the thought of writing articles? When you think about writing an article, do you have flashbacks to high school writing classes, and feel paralyzed by the thought of putting words onto paper? Don't fret. There are some easy gen [...]

How to Write a Short Story
Everybody knows writing a story is not easy. Like the drama or the poem, it is imaginative literature that should appeal to the emotions of the readers. Since it communicates the writer's interpretation of reality, there must be an artistic use of la [...]

How to Write Ad Copy that Sells
When I write copy for my advertising clients, I always check to make sure the three key elements are in place. 1. psychology, 2. logic, and 3. creativity. These are three very different aspects of ad writing, which, when combined, produce a highly ef [...]

How to Write an Ebook
The hardest part of writing is the first sentence. When you look at the whole project, it seems like an impossible task. That's why you have to break it down into manageable tasks. Think of climbing a mountain. You are standing at the foot of it [...]

How To Write Lightening Fast Ebooks
The quickest way the write you own eBooks is by using the expert interview process. What I mean by this is, approaching some experts in the field your writing the book on and asking them to agree to do an interview. If you approach these experts co [...]

How To Write Poetry
If you want to know how to write poetry, the first thing you have to do is write some. It doesn't matter how it turns out. Your own mistakes will become your teachers. Your own writing will motivate you to greater creativity. Now, once you start the [...]

How Writing Articles for Print Magazines Compares with Writing Articles for Online Ezines
How Writing Articles for Print Magazines Compares with Writing Articles for Online Ezines Dr. Lynella Grant Nothing Beats the Exposure You Get from Posting Your Articles Online I have written articles for magazines; and I have written articles [...]

How you can improve your songwriting skill.
Are you a beginning songwriter who strives towards writing songs that become hits? Do you need to know how you can improve your songwriting skill? It's not too complicated. Don't try to re-invent the wheel. As far as I'm concerned the best way to i [...]

How You Can Make Writing Free Articles Pay Off!
Everywhere you look, you're being told to write articles to get free publicity for your online business. Does it really work? What do you write about? How do you submit your aticles? More important, how do you get them published? Using art [...]

I am an AUTHOR - Is this the next big fad?
By: Martin Lemieux Write an article, get the traffic. Well sort of! Since the birth of writing articles, our industry has caught on to the phenomena of increasing your website’s traffic by becoming the professional in your field. The only problem [...]

I Wonder Why Dictionaries Went Out Of Fashion
More Tips For New Writers (Part IV) When you begin writing for your home based business, never lose sight of the following facts: 1. People notice things (sometimes even the most minute detail) 2. People remember things (sometimes even the most [...]

Improve Your Trade Show Results By Writing Articles
It is well-known among internet marketers that writing and distributing articles is one of the best and least expensive ways to promote products and services to a very wide audience. If you are involved in trade show or event marketing, you can use t [...]

In Your Own Words
More Tips For New Writers (Part I) Explain in your own words Familiar phrase? Yes, we have all heard it many times in many different situations. This little phrase is used to convey subtly different meanings depending upon the circumstances in wh [...]

( http://www.fwointl.com/artman/publish/article_309.shtml ) Jacko is whacked, but are we? By Daryl Jung Now that they've let go the Wacko, Nancy Grace's sanity is to be feared for. I was sitting in a Toronto coffee shop, commiserating with t [...]

Interviews don't have to be...scary
This article may be re-published, notification would be appreciated. Copyright 2004 by Brian Holte Does the thought of asking someone for an interview cause your tongue to hide in the back of your throat? Does the thought of spending the night sl [...]

Is it worth paying for professional copywriting?
"Article writers wanted: I will pay $3.50 per article. Must be quality writing – no hobbyists!" No, this isn't a joke. It's an actual job advert, posted on a website earlier this year. What’s more, there's nothing particularly unusual about this [...]

Is that software really free?
If you search the 'net for "Free Software" you'll alway come up with links to the Free Software Foundation or something called a GNU, rather than software that doesn't cost anything. You see, "Free Software" it doesn't always refer to software that [...]

Is Your Title Compelling?
Your title is your selling tool. It’s the first thing readers will scan and contemplate whether to read your story. What your title’s job is, it has to lure the readers into your story – it has to be so compelling that they won’t even have a ch [...]

It's A Dog-Eat-Dog World In The Freelance Work Marketplace
The Trials and Tribulations of Finding Writing Work in the Freelance Work Marketplace By: Lorraine Cote http://www.Thewritetouch4U.com There are many ways to find freelance writing work on the net. The most popular method is by signing up to one [...]

Journaling Your Book To Completion
On any given day, how many people, events, problems, projects, family issues, things to remember and appointments are running through your mind? A LOT, right? If you're writing a book, you have to add on top of that a whole other world of characters, [...]

Key Words In Searches
One of the things we don't seem to have much of these days is time. Everyone rushes everywhere and communication is compressed into new shorter forms like all of the text messages I receive, I still don't get all of the abbreviations. There is a dang [...]

Links From Blog Comments
Earlier the blogs were synonymous to the personal weblogs or online diaries. But this is no longer the case. Yes, the horizons of blogging have taken an all together new facet today. A number of professional or business blogs are published these days [...]

Long Copy vs. Short Copy… If You’re Still Debating This, You’re Missing The Point!
I’ve seen this ongoing debate debate jump up again recently in several Blogs and message boards and I can’t help but laugh. It’s not a new debate… Ever since the long copy masters of the early 1900’s, people have been arguing for or against the [...]

Make More Money Self-Publishing Special Reports
1. YOU CAN DO IT! WILL YOU? You CAN succeed in your own information empire. Self-publishing valuable, how-to information is in great demand by people today. In today`s busy society, people are pressed for time. They need concise, simplified, pra [...]

Make Your Website Talk: How To Install Streaming Audio On Your Site
One of the most important tasks in online selling, and indeed in all selling, is to convince the prospective purchaseer that you are someone who can be trusted. A nice picture of yourself in your “about” section is helpful, but even more convincing [...]

Many Writers, One Clear Voice
Imagine creating your first book, one on which hangs the future of your company-and maybe even the industry you love. Imagine you have a publishing contract, five editors, a eighty contributing authors, hundreds of draft pages, a deadline in five wee [...]

Maximizing Your Book’s Earning Potential
Everything in life is worth writing about if you have the guts to do it and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. - Sylvia Plath If you're going to put out tons of effort writing a book, you should also invest [...]

Mechanical Poetry Techniques
you can stop waiting and start using systematic techniques for creating poetry. If it seems too mechanical or artificial at first, don't worry. The point is just to get you writing, because creativity is stimulated by work. When You Have A Poem In [...]

Mechanical Poetry Techniques - Part Three
Have you ever read the lyrics of a Simon and Garfunkle song? Pure poetry. Want to write poems like that? Start copying them. Let me explain. The Myth Of Creativity Creativity is somewhat of a myth. It isn't that it doesn't exist, but people's ide [...]

Mechanical Poetry Techniques: Part Two
What do you do when you want to write poetry? I hope your answer is "I start writing." Even writing a bad poem is better than waiting for the "right words." You can always throw it away, and the process has begun. You'll start to find the words soon [...]

Need a Great Idea? Feed Your Brain
A lot of great ideas happen when two or more other ideas collide to form something completely new. Think of this like those old chemistry movies we used to watch in school. You had all of those atoms floating around and when two collided -- bam! A [...]

Need to write an article? 'Three' is a magic number!
Writing articles for magazines, the Internet or the local community paper needn't be a headache. Providing they are informative, reasonably short and to the point, readers and publishers will welcome your articles. But, if the secret to writing nea [...]

Networking Gold
Whether you’re trying to find an editor for your book, or a producer to pitch your story to, sometimes it’s all about networking. If you still have 999 of the 1,000 business cards you ordered, you’re not getting out there enough. It’s time to ste [...]

No More Jargon!
Have you taken time recently to look at your website? When creating your website did you think about what matters? Find out… When your company built its website, did you think about the content (the text) of your site? Did you write it for your cu [...]

No Time To Write? Try a Ghostwriter
Many people feel they have a story to tell or an experience to share. But time is precious and not everyone can make the words sing on the page. But there are people who can make the whole experience hassle-free. A ghostwriter will do all the work wh [...]

Novel to Screenplay: The Challenges of Adaptation
Article Summary: Some basic steps when adapting a novel to the screenplay form. ADAPTATION 101 Brimming with confidence, you've just signed the check purchasing the rights to adapt John Doe's fabulous, but little known novel, Lawrence of Monrovi [...]

Once upon a time…Reflections on storytelling
We are the storytellers: our days begin with “once upon a time” and end with “tell me a story”. We are descended from the folks who sat around the fires at night, describing the hunt for those who stayed behind. Today, the storyteller’s role has [...]

One Minute Marketing
So, you say you're too busy to market your book? Well, welcome to the club. Most of the authors I work with or coach work day jobs and try to cram in as much marketing as they can after they come home from an exhausting day at the office. Working thi [...]

Online Copywriting vs. Writing Copy for Print
Online copywriting has the same goals as print content, but there at least seven distinct points of departure between writing copy online and for print. Online copywriting and print copywriting are very different. You hear that all the time. But t [...]

Online Writing Workshop, “Writing for the Real World: A Refresher for Busy Professionals,” Begins September 13, 2004
Writing911.com’s popular writing workshop, “Writing for the Real World: A Refresher for Busy Professionals,” is being turned into an online writing course (e-course), beginning September 13, 2004. Writing911.com is now offering its popular writi [...]

Oracle Financials Implementation in Brazil – consultant review, plus competition
Among the major international ERP brands, localized for Brazilian market we should mention SAP with its recently localized product: SAP Business One, Oracle: Oracle E-Business Suite/Oracle Financials/Oracle Applications, Microsoft Business Solutions [...]

Ovecoming Writer's Block
What is writer's block? Well, I just can't think of a single darn thing to say. Oh well, I'm outta here! Sound familiar? No! Oh, get real! We've all experienced this phenomenon when we absolutely have to write something, particularly on deadli [...]

Overcoming Writer's Block
Ovecoming Writer's Block By Karen Martin What is writer's block? Well, I just can't think of a single darn thing to say. Oh well, I'm outta here! Sound familiar? No! Oh, get real! We've all experienced this phenomenon when we absolutely hav [...]

Part 1 of 5 - Have You Established Your Main Character At The Start?
In the beginning of your story you have to grab your readers’ interest and sustain it till the end. Our hook is our character. Readers keep on reading to find out more about the character. To see what he’ll do in the story; how he’ll solve his pro [...]

Part 2 of 5 - Have You Established Your Main Character At The Start?
If The Viewpoint Character Is A Secondary Character, Have You Established Who He is? I have said above that if a secondary character tells the story of the main character, then the spotlight should be kept on the main character. This shouldn’t [...]

Part 3 of 5 - Have You Established Your Main Character At The Start?
Do you Have Too Many Characters? Because of the limited word length we have to work with in short stories, it¡¦s best to keep the amount of characters at a minimum. In order for characters to come alive, we have to fully develop them. And to ac [...]

Part 4 of 5 - Have You Established Your Main Character At The Start?
If Your Character Isn’t ‘Normal,’ Can We See It? Human nature is a fascinating thing and it’s especially fascinating to the writer. The writer’s mind is sharp; taking in every detail she sees and hears around her and using it to her advanta [...]

Part 5 of 5 - Have You Established Your Main Character At The Start?
Do You Allow Readers To Feel The Character’s Emotions? What readers will use to feel what your character is going through, whether they have experienced the same or not, are of course their emotions. On what level they will feel the character’s e [...]

Passing Your CCNA and CCNP: Configuring And Troubleshooting Router-On-A-Stick
For CCNA and CCNP candidates, it's hard not to laugh the first time you hear the phrase "router on a stick". Let's face it, that's a pretty silly term. But as those who have passed the CCNA and CCNP exams know, this is a vital exam topic that you mus [...]

Platform Development Tip: #1 - Switch Writing Hats!
Platform-Building Tip #1: Switch Writing Hats! Around eighty percent of nonfiction books today are written by “experts,” that is people who have a) earned credentials in the field they’re writing about, b) germinated information via articles, li [...]

Power Of The Written Word (Part I )- Need of Expression
As human brain developed so did the feelings and desire to express them. The need led to development of the language. From howls and moans to the meaningful words today humans have made a great achievement. Same applies to writing too. What started a [...]

Power Writing 101: Tips and Tricks to Get You Taken Seriously!
In my ten years as an advertiser, I’ve encountered plenty of folks with a flair for writing. They were born having some idea of where to put the words within the sentence, and the sentences within the paragraph. They usually know what words to use [...]

Powerful Article Writing Strategies For Exploding Traffic And Link Popularity.
One of the most discussed topics today is Article Writing. Many Webmasters are jumping into the bandwagon and are trying to revive and reinvent their old writing talents to good measure. It is a known fact that there are several benefits in article [...]

Printer Ink Cartridges - Easier And Convenient
While working and printing out important documents you discover you are out of ink. Years ago that would have posed a dilemma. Daisy wheels and ribbons were used in printers in the past. Let's delve into the advancements made in printer cartridges. [...]

Professional Writers Learn To Manage Their Emotions
Summary: Learning to survive in the marketplace requires some fancy emotional footwork. Read these tips for raising your writer's emotional I.Q. Professional Writers Learn To Manage Their Emotions By Bonnie Boots Unpublished writers often feel [...]

Profiting From Writing Your Own Ebook
As you might have heard, the Internet is all about information. Millions of people logon to the Internet each day searching for information. They're searching for everything from health and wellness to love and relationships. People crave information [...]

Publish or Perish: It’s Not Only for Academia, Part 1
I am the daughter of an obsessed writer. My father, a math teacher by vocation, a writer by avocation, brought me up believing that writing is a fine passion and that the highlight of a writer’s life is being published. He gave me his love of the En [...]

Publish or Perish: It’s Not Only for Academia, Part 2
The Writer's Journey Is the Biggest Payoff of All! There are ways, too, to share our writing short of being published. Several come to mind. I think of Terry, a writer in one of my weekly workshops. He’d been working on his book for several years [...]

Quotations as expressions in life
Quotations are expressions, usually in the spoken form or in literature, which are referenced to by others. Usually, quotations are written within quotation marks, as a verbum dicendi, to indicate that it was an expression given by a particular perso [...]

Raise Your Hand If You’d Consider Giving Up The Rights to Your Book Forever
If Random House pulls up to your house with a U-haul filled with millions and wants to purchase your book, maybe you’d consider giving up the rights forever. But, let’s come back to the real world. In the real world, many authors find that the best [...]

Rating eBook Compilers
By Karen Martin Now that you've finished writing your eBook and have a basic understanding of what an eBook compiler does, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of compilers on the market. To help you make your decision, I have tested [...]

Re-fresh, Re-hash, Re-write
word count: 410 You are running out of ideas, you sit down in front of your computer and stare at the blank screen with a blank mind. Your fingers are idly waiting for some action. Writer’s block? Perhaps. You must have an “Ideas “ file [...]

Reading in a Tree
Today is like many of the summer days I spent at my grandparents' house in Indiana—except I am writing, instead of reading and I am sitting in a chair on my deck, instead of on a branch in a tree growing in front of my grandparents' house. But the w [...]

Refining Your Elevator Pitch
Imagine this: You're in the elevator with the producer of your favorite show. The program you've been trying to get on for years. What would you say to this person? Would you comment on the weather? Perhaps lament about the price of gas? Or would you [...]

Screenplay Slug Lines - An Important Element of Screenwriting
Article Summary: Over the years, I’ve found that new screenwriters frequently have confusions and misunderstandings on the proper way to write slug lines, also known as master scene headings. This article covers the basics of writing industry accep [...]

Seecrets On Writing: Free Requotable Quotes For Internet Writers
Original quotes, when used at the beginning or at the end of an article provide a touch of class. At the least, it will make your article different from the thousands of articles filed daily. It can be witty, satirical, funny or just a different opin [...]

Setting Your Novel: There's Gold in Your Own Backyard
I started my first manuscript during my junior year at Virginia Tech. I had a couple of characters in mind, a flimsy skeleton of a plot, and one pressing question. Where to set the book? At that point in my life, I hadn't traveled too far past the [...]

Seven Secrets of Writing a Book that Sells
It's one thing to write a book, it's an entirely different thing to write one that's a saleable, viable, marketable product. Ensuring the success of a book is something even the biggest publishers have never been able to guarantee. Mitigating circums [...]

Seven Ways To Connect Your Writing And Your Life
An important question for any artist is: How can I built a career and simultaneously be true to myself? It’s an important question, and during the twenty years I’ve taught writing, hundreds of students have expressed the belief that success and per [...]

Short Story Writing Tips - Are Matters Getting Worse For Your Character?
Things have to get worse before they can get better. This is necessary in short stories. Characters have to struggle to reach their goals. Stories where everything goes right for our characters are dull ones. You can devise several ways to make thi [...]

Short Story Writing Tips - Are Problems Escalating In Your Story?
In order to see the character struggling we’ll have to introduce problems. These, your character will solve as they occur and these are going to be problems associated with your conflict. Each of these problems will vary in intensity - some will b [...]

Short Story Writing Tips - Does The Conflict Affect Your Character?
Conflicts create waves in our calm lives. The greater the conflict the more impact it will have on us. No one likes conflicts. Conflicts require action (we have to do something about the problem that’s been created) or conflict requires decisions (w [...]

Short Story Writing Tips - Does The Resolution Of The Conflict Come From The Conflict?
The solution is where the problem is. We just have to find it. If in your story the conflict arises from a decision the character has to make, then the conflict will be solved when your character makes a decision. If the conflict comes from some [...]

Short Story Writing Tips - Does Your Character Overcome Each Problem?
Think of a conflict you have been through. Why was it hard to resolve? Was it because, beside the conflict itself, there were other problems associated with it? There was a lot at stake for you, wasn¡¦t there? You weighed the consequences of ea [...]

Short Story Writing Tips - Does Your Character Overcome The Conflict Himself?
Your story belongs to your main character. And because it’s his story, everything associated with that story is his. The goal is his, the problems are his, the conflict is his etc. And because the conflict will arise from a situation in his life, th [...]

Short Story Writing Tips - Is The Conflict Resolved By Another Force?
In real life we don't want to deal with conflict and hope it will be resolved by someone else, or something else. As with having the conflict resolved by another character, the same here applies having the conflict resolved by another force. Such a [...]

Short Story Writing Tips - Is There Something At Stake For Your Character?
In your story, does your character have to achieve his goal no matter what? Have you raised the stakes so high that he will struggle because the goal is so important to him? Your character’s goal has to be pretty important to him because that’s [...]

Short Story Writing Tips - Is Your Character Struggling?
A story where everything comes easy to the character is a very bland piece of writing – and not a very believable one either. Short stories, in a way, reflect real life. The characters are real because the characters we think of could be someone i [...]

Short Story Writing Tips - Is Your Conflict Resolved By Another Character?
How great is it when we¡¦re going through a major crisis and someone comes up with a solution for us? In real life we hope someone will solve our problems and sometimes that happens. Someone else solving our problems is the easy way out. This w [...]

Simple Steps Lead To Successful Books
Like most first time authors, I figured that once the word was out that I'd written a book, the world would beat a path to my door wanting to purchase it. I'll admit I gave little thought to marketing until the day my first printing of Handbook To A [...]

So You Need Some Inspiration? Try Some RPC: Risk, Passion and Creativity!
You want to write. You really do. But the passion you feel never gets translated into actual writing. And if it does, it doesn’t last very long. You run out of steam. There are reasons for this. First, you may be writing out of your conscious mind [...]

So you want to be a copywriter?
Caught you looking! Wannabe copywriters often check out my site for information relating to my services and fees. And quite right too! I still give my competitor's websites a 'gander' every now and then, in case they're doing something that I shoul [...]

Some FAQs for Aspiring Copywriters
I get an email at least once a week from aspiring copywriters seeking advice on how to get a foothold in the industry. It's obviously a popular topic, so I thought I'd put some of the more common questions and answers on paper in the hopes that it mi [...]

Space Debris: The Sky is Falling
Imagine yourself taking an early morning walk in Tulsa, Oklahoma only to see a “big bright light, like a fire” in the sky. The object continues to get bigger as it approaches overhead. A few minutes later, you feel a gentle tap on your shoulder. Yo [...]

Starting a Freelance Writing Career (or Thoughts About Taking the Plunge)
Nike's ad has taken on new meaning for me of late; "Just do it!" runs through my mind like a mantra. Although my dreams have nothing to do with athletic shoes and little to do with athletics (unless you count the long list of ideas I have developed w [...]

Starting a Writing Career (or How I Sifted Through the Muck and Found My Way)
So, the decision is final. I am a writer. Actually, I have always been a person who writes, but I have never applied the term to myself in a professional sense. Having pushed aside my financial fears and gained the requisite self-confidence, I bega [...]

Stimulate your Senses!
When you get stuck for ideas, and the words won’t flow, invariably it’s because one, more or all of your senses aren’t being stimulated. Staring at a blank screen or sheet of paper really doesn’t help. The best way to stimulate all your senses [...]

Stories and Feelings
Many stories are a journey of feeling for a story's audience. As characters overcome or pass through various obstacles to get what they want, they pass through stages of feeling, and readers who identify with these characters or become invested in wh [...]

Surefire Ways to Get Your Magazine Article Queries Accepted
One of my writing discussion groups recently had a topic thread going about the success rate of pitching magazine article ideas. It seems that the standard acceptance rate is about 30% - 40%. In my own experience though, I've had about a 90% acceptan [...]

Tag, You're It! (Or, How To Write Slogans)
Some call them "tag lines"; others refer to them as"catch lines" or "tie-in-slogans." Whatever the words used to refer to them, they are perhaps the most important part of your promotional writing. Do you recognize any of these? : "Like a rock... [...]

Take Baby Steps In Your Writing To Yield A Book
by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ (mailto:shery@writesparks.com) The thought of writing a book is usually daunting for many writers. After all, how and where do you begin writing a book that's anywhere from 25,000 to 100,000 words? Big numbers can [...]

Taming The Book Proposal
: The Basics Oh, that most maddening of documents! For so many of us eager to move forward with our nonfiction projects, it looms large like a guard at the queen’s castle, blocking the path to publication. Its perfection eludes us yet it stands th [...]

Tap the Creative Inside You
Imagination is the source of creativity. It's a place where unlimited possibilities reside. It's where pure energy lives. People are innately imaginative and creative. However, most people are simply not conscious of their imaginative and creative [...]

By Kenneth J. McCormick Webmaster http://aboutfacts.net What is Telepathy? It used to be said that it was the ability of a person to send or receive a message from one person to another using only his or her mental powers. Today with the additi [...]

Ten Tips on Writing and Creativity
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. Followed, they will hold the key to the creative u [...]

The 10 Laws for Writing Letters that Get Results
The following is a letter in response to a question about how to write sales letters. This is something you could model in layout, tone, and ideas, to write your own letters. By the way, this is where your letterhead should go. Dear Fellow Chicago [...]

The Benefits of Freewriting
It's 2 am and you're sitting at your desk, no ideas and no thoughts. The cup of coffee to your side is the sixth. But still, the same blank sheet of paper from an hour ago taunts you, there is nothing to show for your effort but a back cramp and a fe [...]

The Benefits of Journal Writing
Everyday we experience many different events. Some good, some bad, some memorable and some that can be forgotten the next day. For writers, these events of our lives are a treasure trove of material that could be very valuable to us. You just had a [...]

The Bottomless Notebook
Reading through a writer's notebook or journal is like discovering pearls, rubies and diamonds amidst a pile of rubble. That little notebook is a powerhouse of ideas for every writer: The more you write down bits and pieces of your thoughts and obs [...]

The Difference Between Critiquing and Criticism
A work in progress is susceptible to immediate extermination from the most unlikely sources: A spouse, parent, child or close friend can often be the worst people with whom to share your work in progress. Let me give you an example from my own experi [...]

The Importance Of Content – Adding A Weblog To Your Site
Continuing my theme of how as a small business you can improve your search engine results. In a previous article I extolled the virtues of article writing and in this one I shall consider the practicalities and usefulness of adding a weblog to your s [...]

The Proof Is In The Proofing: 7 Tips To Develop Great Proofreading Skills
In many professions, especially writing and internet marketing, the primary form of contact with customers is via the written word: website content, display ads, Spam-compliant emails, not to mention forum posts and even responses to queries, etc. Th [...]

The Psychology Of Effortless Writing
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. ~James Michener Writing has always been a highly pleasurable form of art for me. I find it surprising that many people view it as something to avoid as much as [...]

The Published Novelist: Nine Essential Qualities
So what does it actually take to make it as a selling writer? And beyond that, what does it take to ride out the tough spots in a highly competitive field? These are questions I get asked on a regular basis from readers, as well as people who are j [...]

The Purpose of Custom Writing
Have you ever thought why university professors require only custom papers? If your teachers just wanted you to get more knowledge about the subject and learn about various viewpoints they would not ask you to write a custom essay. Copying of someone [...]

The Search for the Story: One Writer's Approach to Fiction
The process of writing a book starts, for me, with a place in time that I find intriguing. I begin to do a little research -- if possible, with novels written at the time -- and then, if all goes well, I experience a kind of flash of complete underst [...]

The Secret Source of Clear Content
You can do anything in four easy steps! An outrageous claim, no? But I can prove it. Because you're doing it now. Imagine your laundry basket. What are you going to wash today? Ah, socks. How will you wash them? In the machine. Now you do the was [...]

The Secret to Writing a Captivating Speech for Any Occasion
You're going to write a speech. And you're scared to death. Sure, I know you're not afraid of the speechmaking. Spouting it out is comparatively easy. In fact, it may be fun. But writing-ah! That is another story. At the start let's write this spee [...]

The Storyteller, Volume I
The Storyteller New Book Offers Supernatural Tales Involving Everyday People Martha Whittington invites readers to take a break from the doldrums of daily routine and delve into a world where ordinary lives are blindsided by the bizarre. The Story [...]

The Top Ten Secrets of Successful Authors
Judy Cullins ©2005 All Rights Reserved. If you are not a successful author yet, incorporate the following ten secrets: 1. Treat your book as a business. You spend many hours creating a masterpiece to help your audience. It follows then, you n [...]

The Truth About Article Marketing
It seems as though article marketing is the biggest thing in Internet marketing right now. How do you get your name out there? Articles. How do you become an expert in your niche? Articles. How do you [insert money making phrase here]? Articles. But [...]

The Truth About Bunker
Addressed by friends and family as just "Eddie," Edward Bunker lead a life of crime and did not even realize it - so he says - until his mid-twenties and then continued on only to gain more material for his novels. What many may not know is that No [...]

The Truth Behind Musician Press Kits
The Truth Behind Press Kits, Bios, and Controlling Your Image A lot of what you have been told about creating your image is false. This article is meant to be a simple list of things that might surprise you as a musician. Some of you have had “man [...]

The Write Way to Market
The internet has always being fuelled by an adrenaline rush of information. All this content means more traffic for webmasters and this is the lifeline of any website. Many of the newbies that are being exposed to the internet on a daily basis h [...]

The Writer and the Web
If your dream is to get published, the chance is before you.The web has opened the portals of opportunity to all aspiring writers and freelance writers. It’s a whole new world with unlimited access to ideas and subjects for writers. Endless resource [...]

The Writing Game
There are a lot of tapes and books and CD and even videos out there that claim they teach you how to write, but how many actually offer a full 4 part course included in their manual. A course that is offered in London as part of a creative writing sc [...]

The Writing is in the Rewriting. Seven Steps to Getting it Right
Writers who are so fluent, facile and sure-footed that they can write their stuff down and that's the way it runs are rare. Ernest Hemingway rewrote the last paragraph of THE SUN ALSO RISES 28 times before he got it right. David Ogilvy confessed th [...]

Tight Lines, Writers!
“Tight lines” is a good luck wish among fishermen. When you’ve hooked a fish, your line tightens up. I was musing on this expression as my husband critiqued my lousy casting skills on our latest fishing expedition. Anthony’s as accurate a caste [...]

Titles Sell Books
Judy Cullins © 2004 All Rights Reserved A clever title is great if it is clear, but a clear title is always preferable. The best? A clear and clever title. A shorter title is better than a longer one. Your reader will spend only four seconds on t [...]

Top 5 Rules of English Grammar
Communication is effective when we follow certain rules. These rules make the written words understood. A writer should make the reader's job easier by communicating what he or she wants to communicate. If you also want to write, pay respect to your [...]

Top Ten Checklist to Edit Your Articles
Judy Cullins ©2005 All Rights Reserved. Submitting articles once or twice a week can yield 15 or more subscribers to your own ezine each time. Read by thousands, even hundreds of thousands, your articles also bring people to your Web site to purc [...]

Top Ten Tips (Part 2)
Golden Rules For New Writers - Things you need to know before you begin. Rules govern everything we do in life; even if those rules are of the unwritten kind we abide by them and expect other people to do the same. Why should writing be any dif [...]

Top Ten Tips Part 1
Golden Rules For New Writers - Things you need to know before you begin. Rules govern everything we do in life; even if those rules are of the unwritten kind we abide by them and expect other people to do the same. Why should writing be any diff [...]

Top Ten Ways to Write a Book That Sells
Judy Cullins c.2004 All Rights Reserved. Is there a book inside of you? Yes? Then why don't you write it? Or, if you've already written a book, wouldn't you like to sell more? So many of you have a great idea for a book, even a dynamite title, but [...]

Understanding The First Rule Of Writing—Before You Start The Great Bestseller
Chaos and confusion come when established rules and procedures are not followed. Even mixing and matching systems to favor one’s own position can cause a great deal of consternation. In writing a book, the first rule is to know and understand why yo [...]

Web Content (Mass + Keywords) + Links = SEO
Of course, the whole goal of the search engines' ranking schemes is precisely to deliver good, relevant content to users. The mechanism for how search engines select and reward good, relevant content is essentially just a technical issue, though admi [...]

Web Content Mass + Keyword Optimization + Links = SEO
How does web content really affect SEO? It's often said that the answer is simply that content does not affect SEO very much–it's all about more technical issues. Yet a website's content still plays an enormous and fairly direct role in search engin [...]

What employers look for in freelance writers
Freelance writing is as much about selling yourself as it is about writing. With this in mind, we asked some of the employers who use our site, and others like it, just what it is that they look for in a freelance writer. Here's what they told us: [...]

What Hurricane Katrina Can Teach Authors
By now, you are heartsick and tired of looking at the images of the horror and devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. However, if you are an author and self-publisher, it pays to look at this disaster as a wake-up call. Just for a moment [...]

What is Creative Commons
Copyright 2005 Sharon Housley Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that allows artists, authors, publishers and musicians the option of creating and defining a flexible copyright for their creative works. Creative Commons was officially laun [...]

What to Write About
[Word Count: 459 words] This is a perennial question among writers and wannabe's. Many of us dream of writing a book. Why not. What greater story cans one write about than one's own. Each day brings a new beginning, a new page in the book of life [...]

What’s Wrong With Proofreading?
More Tips For New Writers (Part III) Writing for your home based business just as important as any other kind of business writing. When you have an online business, you will be judged by the quality of your emails, advertisements, articles etc as w [...]

Where Can I Publish My Book?
"If you write without getting published, then there is no use in writing at all.” Those are words of wisdom from someone who wants you to seriously consider publishing your book. But before you really do so, you will do well to consider these ques [...]

Who Is Your Inner Critic?
Spend time listening to your Inner Critic. He or she is not comfortable with the risks demanded by a creative endeavor. By becoming aware of the foul jabber of your Inner Critic, you can see how your mind puts up roadblocks to creativity. Tip 3 fro [...]

Who Makes Your Content Choices Clear?
The Secret Path to the Universal Heart "I'm writing for everyone." I'm chagrined whenever I hear a young writer say that. I remember what it was like when I was starting out and felt my writing had to work for the broadest possible audience. Then I [...]

Why Ezine Articles Make Me Dance
I wrote my first ezine article in December 2001. I titled it 'The Power of Online Friendship'. It was five paragraphs long and contained 3 typos. I used it to promote 'The Free Promotion Tips Ezine', an ezine of mine that has long since faded into th [...]

Why Google Indexing Requires A Complex Blend Of Skills
If it was easy, everybody would be doing it. Getting a company’s name and products, or services, onto the first page of a genuine Google search isn’t a trivial piece of work. In fact, there are four distinct skills that a search engine optimiser ne [...]

Why Jerks Win At Direct Marketing
Have you ever noticed that some very successful direct marketers go out of their way to be cantankerous? Have you ever wondered why? Today we're going to discover their secret? It makes many of them millions! Studies have shown that people purchase [...]

Write Articles, Get Noticed
If you have a website, you need to get visitors to that website. Writing articles is one of the best ways to get that traffic. Many people believe that they can't write. My feeling is, if you can talk - you can write. It may help you to list the ma [...]

Writers Conferences: The best thing you can do for your writing career
Writers conferences come in all shapes and sizes. Virtually anytime of the year you can attend a conference anywhere around the country. But, why would you? Just when your manuscript is gaining momentum, why on earth would you put it down to go hang [...]

Writing Articles - Advice For The Do-It-Yourself Webmaster
As an SME it is virtually impossible for us to hire the services of a good SEO company that is going to spend time optimising the site, adding new content and gaining good links for the site, simply because of the cost involved. Other SME’s are I am [...]

Writing eBooks
Are You Willing To Follow 3 Easy Steps To Learn All You Ever Wanted To Know About writing ebooks - And Save Time, Save Effort & Save Money? Introducing... The Quick And Easy Way To Discover Anything About writing ebooks - In Just Five Minutes! Y [...]

Writing for People and for Search Engines
So you've decided to get a website that's optimized for search engines. You're no dummy. You want your website to show up any time a search is conducted in your area of expertise. Who can blame you? But wait. Be prepared for twists and turns ahead. [...]

Writing Good Screenplays (Part One)
To start on the road to authorship you have to understand a key element in the making of a successful writer and this may be a novelist, a screenwriter or a playwright. There is no such thing as writing badly and whatever you may write, you have to w [...]

Writing Good Screenplays (Part Two)
Last week we reviewed the three basic elements to apply in order to become a successful screenwriter. The first was discipline which revolved mainly around sitting down everyday for an hour or less and write anything. Research has shown that a habit [...]

Writing The Blockbuster Book Proposal: How To Sell Your Non-Fiction Book
You did it. You crafted the perfect query letter for your non-fiction book, and as a result, an editor at a large publishing house has requested a full book proposal. At this point, you have a 50/50 chance of seeing your work on a bookstore shelf. Th [...]

Writing the Follow-up Novel -- You Aren’t Really a Sophomore
You’ve heard this story before. The writing bug comes early. You’re a kid with ideas, with a desire to get them on paper, and one day you realize that you’re not ever going to stop. You also realize that some people actually make a living writin [...]

Writing The Knockout Query Letter: How To Catch A Book Editor's Attention
You've done it. You've achieved a lifelong dream and penned a book certain to be lauded through the ages as a literary masterpiece. Yet one last obstacle stands between you and publishing success – attracting the attention of someone who can get you [...]

Writing Tip - Can The Conflict Be Resolved Immediately?
To sustain you through your story, however many words that may be, the conflict has to be pretty strong. By strong, I mean that there shouldn’t be an easy way out of it. From wherever the conflict may arise, from the character’s mind, or from som [...]

Writing Tip - Can We See From Where The Conflict Arises?
The conflict in your story will run through your story’s length, till it’s time resolves it. In the duration of the story, you will show what the conflict is, what is happening because of the conflict and how it came about to be a conflict. If th [...]

Writing Tip - Do You Look For The Easiest Way Out When Building Conflict?
Until the writer understands that building conflict is very important, she will go about treating her characters kindly, throwing them the minimum of problems. We care about our characters but we also care that our stories are the best they can be. [...]

Writing Tip - Have You Established The Conflict In Your Story Immediately?
In essence, your story will be about the conflict¡¦s history. Where it began, how it began, how it will unravel, how it will end. And because the conflict is our story, it will need to be established pretty much in the beginning. You probably wou [...]

Writing Tip - Is Your Conflict Interesting?
Some clashes are more interesting than others and some decisions are more important that others. Two people clashing because they both saw that parking space and believe they are entitled to it, is not as interesting a conflict as one between a cou [...]

Writing Tips - Is The Conflict Able To Be Resolved?
Now that you¡¦ve made the conflict so bad it can¡¦t be resolved easily, you¡¦ll have to make sure it can be resolved ultimately. So what you need is a way out. When you can¡¦t find a way out, what you do is keep on making things harder fo [...]

Writing Tips for Article Writing
3 Tips when Writing Articles Do you love to write? Do you want to put those writing skills to good use? Perhaps you want to see your name published whether it be in a newspaper, magazine, e-zine or other forms of publication. Here's 3 tips to [...]

Writing With Power: 5 Snappy Rules For Success
Almost everyone could profit from enhancing their writing skills. From writing more crisp meta-tags – which search engine bots find quite sexy – to turbo-charging your blog readership by writing with punch, a skilled pen can propel any online eff [...]

Writing Your Articles: An Organized Framework for Success!
Writing articles for an ezine, newsletter or as content for your web site can often be a daunting prospect. There you sit, looking at a blank page and saying to yourself "Where do I start?". The first step is easy. Don't start with a blank page - t [...]

WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY - Some Common Obstacles and How to Overcome Them
"When the storyteller tells the truth, she reminds us that human beings are more alike than unalike... A story is what it's like to be a human being - to be knocked down and to miraculously arise. Each one of us has arisen, awakened." - Maya Angelo [...]

You Can Write Poetry Today
Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready to write, but unsure where to begin? Want a solution that will overcome even the worst writer's block? Anyone can start writing poetry today using a few simple techniques. One, two, ...? Did you [...]

Your article headlines will make or break your business
Most people with an online presence will have to regularly deal with the issue of coming up with an appropriate headline. The problem is that most people do not take it seriously enough. Many do not realize that the headline is so important that no m [...]

Your Writing Anxiety - 10 Ways to Bring Relief
Anxiety, apprehension, cold feet, consternation, dismay, distress, dread, fear, fright, horror, nervousness, panic, scare, strain, stress, tension, terror, trepidation, unease or uneasiness: whatever it's called, you've got it. And the reason is .. [...]

Zany Ideas That Increase Writing Productivity And Quality
Welcome to the zany ideas of a productive writer. My students keep reminding me of my unusual tools and how helpful they have been for them. I also thank my students for their concept testing and refinement. Now, I feel much more confidant about send [...]

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