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Donna Alward

When Do You Know You're an Author?
 by Donna Alward

Jeff Ayers

The Voice
 by Jeff Ayers

Kit Bakke

Indie Author Reveals All
by Kit Bakke

Lindsey Barrett

A Procrastinator's Guide to Writing
by Lindsey Barrett

Pam Binder

The Search
by Pam Binder

Jason Black

Your Choices Reveal Your Characters  
by Jason Black

How To Make Readers Root for your Characters
by Jason Black

Engage Your Speaking Brain to Write Better Dialogue
by Jason Black

Escape Your Speaking Brain to Write Better Dialogue  
by Jason Black

Your Story Needs a Hook, but Your Characters Are the Bait
by Jason Black

Stages of Misfortune  
by Jason Black

Bad Habits Make Good Character Growth
by Jason Black

How Your Novel's Point of View Affects Your Characters
by Jason Black

Passive Voice Hides Your Characters
by Jason Black

Why Backstory Makes for Boring Characters
by Jason Black

Using Backstory Effectively
by Jason Black

What’s the Worst Thing You Can Do to Your Characters?
by Jason Black

Inspiring Readers with Ordinary Characters  
by Jason Black

Using Relationships to Reveal your Characters
by Jason Black

Understanding Inner vs. Outer Character Arcs 
by Jason Black

 

Make Your Characters’ Flaws Work on More Than One Level

by Jason Black

 

Villans Need Love Too

by Jason Black

 

Let's Talk about Monsters

by Jason Black

 

Make Your Characters’ Flaws Work on More Than One Level

by Jason Black

 

The Unavoidable Character

by Jason Black

 

The How Disbelief Creates Belief

by Jason Black

 

An Epiphany is Not a Character Arc

by Jason Black

 

Creating Believable Children

by Jason Black

 

The Stages of a Character Arc

by Jason Black

 

Seven Strategies for Strong Character Arcs New!

by Jason Black

 

Erin Brown

Dispatches from the Publishing Front
Day in the Life of a New York City Editor - May 2008

by Erin Brown

Dispatches from the Publishing Front
Inside the Editor/Agent Relationship - June 2008

by Erin Brown

Dispatches from the Publishing Front
Marketing and Publicity: What Can You Expect
  from Your Publishing House? - July 2008

by Erin Brown

Writing for the Market:
Yea or Nay? - August 2008

by Erin Brown

What Does an Editor Really Do Anyway? - September 2008
by Erin Brown

Editors and Writers Conferences
We Want to Meet You! - October 2008

by Erin Brown

Editors and Writers Conferences
You Know You're an Editor If... - November 2008

by Erin Brown

Dispatches from the Publishing Front
All I Want for Christmas is a Great First Novel - December 2008
by Erin Brown

Dispatches from the Publishing Front
Please (Please) Avoid These Common Writing Mistakes - January 2009

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Small Press or Big Press? That is the Question - February 2009

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Where, Oh, Where Had My Editor Gone? That is the Question - March 2009

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Taste vs. Marketplace: An Editor’s Dilemma - April 2009

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Effectively Handling Rejection and Criticism - May 2009

by Erin Brown

Editors and Writers Conferences
We Want to Meet You! - June 2009

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Top Ten Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting Published - July 2009

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
The Dos and Don’ts of Submitting to Agents - August 2009

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
The Query Letter and the Synopsis—What Makes
Them Effective (and Why Writers Hate Them!) - September 2009
 
by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
First Time Writers: Why They Rock! - October 2009
 
by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Self-Publishing: Yes or No? - November 2009

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
I Wrote a Book! Who Cares? - December 2009

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Top Ten 2010 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers - January 2010
 
by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
What's My Genre, Anyway? - February 2010

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Timing is Everything - March 2010
 
by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Voice—Yours and Theirs - April 2010
 
by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Top Ten Publishing Myths - May 2010
 
by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Self-Editing: A Cheat Sheet - June 2010
 
by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
The Cost of Writing - July 2010

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
The Rise of the “Fearsome” e-Book
What Does It Mean for You? - October 2010

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Words of Thanksgiving for Wordsmiths - November 2010

by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
Show, Don't Tell: Real Examples, Real Books, Real Good Stuff - December 2010

by Erin Brown 

Dispatches From The Publishing Front
How a Book Becomes a Book - January 2011
 
by Erin Brown

Dispatches From The Publishing Front

The ABCs of Publishing - February 2011

by Erin Brown

 

Dispatches From The Publishing Front

Creating Your Own Publicity - March 2011

by Erin Brown

 

Dispatches From The Publishing Front 

Getting Exclusive: Navigating the Tricky World of Agent Requests - April 2011

by Erin Brown

 

Dispatches From The Publishing Front

The Anatomy of a Book - June 2011

by Erin Brown

 

Dispatches From The Publishing Front

The Art of the Pitch - July 2011

by Erin Brown

 

Dispatches From The Publishing Front

Rejection Hell: You’re Not Alone - August 2011

by Erin Brown

 

Dispatches From The Publishing Front

Picking an Agent - September 2011

by Erin Brown

 

Dispatches From The Publishing Front

Embrace Your Editor - October 2011

by Erin Brown

 

Dispatches From The Publishing Front New!

Attracting an Agent - November 2011

by Erin Brown

 

 

Matt Cates

Writing Your G.I. Joe
by Matt Cates

The Snowball Effect: Going Viral via Indirect Exposure  
by Matt Cates

Sage Cohen

‘Tis the Season to Write Poetry
by Sage Cohen

Surefire Success Strategies for Your Writing Life 
by Sage Cohen

Allen Cox

Travel Writing on the Cheap
 by Allen Cox

You Wouldn't Want to Publish This Article, Would You?
 by Allen Cox

Norelle Done

 

Author Interview: Christine Feehan

with Norelle Done

 

Author Interview: David Vann

with Norelle Done

 

Andre Dubus III

 

Something Important: An excerpt from the memoir Townie 

by Andre Dubus III

 

Robert Dugoni

A Lesson on Storytelling
by Robert Dugoni

Robert Ferrigno

My Eleventh Novel
by Robert Ferrigno   

Joan Frank

Why I Review  
by Joan Frank

The Dreaded Ask
by Joan Frank

Story Candy
by Joan Frank

Aaron Goldfarb

 

Novel Novelties: How and Why You Need to Sell Your Book in Interesting Places

by Aaron Goldfarb

 

Diane Hammond

Today I Am an Underachiever
by Diane Hammond   

James A. Haught

Writers Can Reach Multitudes, Multitudes
by James A. Haught   

Bill Kenower

The Best Unfinished Book I've Ever Read
by Bill Kenower

Once Upon a Conference
by Bill Kenower

Careful What You Wish For
by Bill Kenower

Whatever It Takes
by Bill Kenower

The Finest Place You Know
by Bill Kenower

The Process  
by Bill Kenower

The Shift  
by Bill Kenower

Across The Blank Page 
by Bill Kenower

 

Kevin Lauderdale

The Genie
 by Kevin Lauderdale

Rebbie Macintyre

Laryngitis of the Page  
by
Rebbie Macintyre

J. Malcolm Manness

Celtx Screenplay Editing System  
by
J. Malcolm Manness

 

Paula Margulies

How to Build a Book Tour Audience
by Paula Margulies

It's All in the Pitch
by Paula Margulies

Confessions of a Library Lover
by Paula Margulies

What Makes Writing Worth Doing?
by Paula Margulies

Finding Opportunity in a Teacup
by Paula Margulies

Building Your Platform, Step by Step
by Paula Margulies

The Ten Best Books on Writing
by Paula Margulies

Bob Mayer

Warrior Writer:
Creating a New Generation of Authors
for the Future of Publishing
 
by Bob Mayer

Angel Leigh McCoy

EZ Access to E-zines
by Angel Leigh McCoy

Brian Mercer

Write It! How to Overcome Roadblocks, Finish Your Project, and
Get It Out There
by Brian Mercer

SASE's Return: A Rejection Survival Toolkit
by Brian Mercer

Electronic Cocktail Napkins:
Organizing Story Ideas with Liquid Story Binder

by Brian Mercer

Agent Query: Literary Agents in Profile - November 2010
Kate McKean

with Brian Mercer

Agent Query: Literary Agents in Profile - December 2010
Jennifer Rofé

with Brian Mercer

Agent Query: Literary Agents in Profile - January 2011
Emmanuelle Morgen

with Brian Mercer

Joe Moore

To Beta or Not to Beta 
by Joe Moore

Foreshadow and Backshadow New!
by Joe Moore

Laura Munson

Want Not
by Laura Munson

Hard Frost. Slow Dance.
by Laura Munson

Pie
by Laura Munson

Boozing the Muse
by Laura Munson

Advice from the Now Writer Me…to the Then Writer Me

by Laura Munson

 

The River

by Laura Munson

 

When Amazon and Bookscan Had a Baby 

by Laura Munson

 

Where am I? 

by Laura Munson

 

Jim Harrison

by Laura Munson

 

Say What?

by Laura Munson

 

Adam Nichols

Showing Emotion
by Adam Nichols

Those Peski Details
by Adam Nichols

 

Jennifer Paros

Collections
by Jennifer Paros

Your Way
by Jennifer Paros

A Conversation with Raggedy Ann:
The Choice of Confidence

by Jennifer Paros

The Horse Ate an Alligator:
Follow the Rules... unless you don't want to...

by Jennifer Paros

Being Pinched:
The Power of Taking Criticism

by Jennifer Paros

You Know that You Know:
Leading Your Live, Creating Your Story

by Jennifer Paros

That's Not What You Are:
The Kindest Words

by Jennifer Paros

Working Easy:
One woman's desire to create problems
by Jennifer Paros

The End of an Error
by Jennifer Paros

Good Boss, Bad Boss
by Jennifer Paros

You Don't Understand
by Jennifer Paros

Convinced
by Jennifer Paros

Accidentally Optimistic
by Jennifer Paros

The Big Wave Theory
by Jennifer Paros

I Wish You Like This
by Jennifer Paros

Stuck Where You Are
by Jennifer Paros

True Genius  
by Jennifer Paros

Making a Mess  
by Jennifer Paros

Giving Ourselves a Chance  
by Jennifer Paros

The Answer Will Come  
by Jennifer Paros

By Choice: The Best Resolution of All  
by Jennifer Paros

Oh, Let Go
by Jennifer Paros

Rewrites and Scary Closets 
by Jennifer Paros

Writing into a Tree 
by Jennifer Paros

Giving Up 
by Jennifer Paros

The Pre-Made Decision
by Jennifer Paros

Babies, Butterflies, and Books: Faith in The Unknown Factor 
by Jennifer Paros

Trapped: Trying to Solve an Impossible Equation 
by Jennifer Paros

The Voice of Possibility
by Jennifer Paros

What Moves Us
by Jennifer Paros

Perfect It Later
by Jennifer Paros

Find Yourself in Everything 
by Jennifer Paros

The Art of Being Lost 
by Jennifer Paros

Rules, Consequences, and What’s the Point

by Jennifer Paros

 

The Transformative Story

by Jennifer Paros

 

I Decide: Putting to Rest "My Miserable Life" Lost

by Jennifer Paros

 

Words Will Never Hurt Us 

by Jennifer Paros

 

Be As Perfect As You Are

by Jennifer Paros

 

The Art of Belonging

by Jennifer Paros

 

Victory 

by Jennifer Paros

 

Into the Dark

by Jennifer Paros

 

Trustworthy

by Jennifer Paros

 

Setting Free the Angel New!

by Jennifer Paros

 

 

Jane Porter

The Romance Report - June 2008
by Jane Porter

The Romance Report: War of Words - July 2008
by Jane Porter

The Romance Report:  - August 2008
by Jane Porter

The Romance Report: Flirting with Books that Become Movies - December 2008
by Jane Porter

The Romance Report: New Starts - January 2009
by Jane Porter

The Romance Report: Thoughts We Think - February 2009
by Jane Porter

The Romance Report: For the Girls - March 2009
by Jane Porter

Katherine Pryor

Authors Need Authors
by Katherine Pryor

Using a Laser Instead of a Shotgun
by Katherine Pryor

Check Your Bunny Slippers at the Door
by Katherine Pryor

Nancy Rapport MD

Do No Harm
by
Nancy Rapport MD

Richard Ridley

How to Write an Effective Book Description New!
by Richard Ridley

 

R.A. Riekki

Location Matters
by R.A. Riekki

Ruth Schiffman

Marketing Insights from an Eighteenth-Century Protagonist
by Ruth Schiffman

Anne Sheehan

Hating Your Project
by Anna Sheehan

Terry Stevens-Ayers

What Does It Mean to Be an Author in Today’s World
by Terry Stevens-Ayers

James Thayer

Top 6 Novel Writing Mistakes
by James Thayer

Dialogue Traps
by James Thayer

Cures for a Sagging Middle
by James Thayer

Five Big Tips About Setting
by James Thayer

Outline? Yea or Nay.
by James Thayer

Stop All That Thinking
by James Thayer

Ending a Scene
by James Thayer

Smooth the Action
by James Thayer

Chuckling and Twinkling:
The Pot-Clanging Words

by James Thayer

Suddenly, a Pause
by James Thayer

How Many Words a Day?
by James Thayer

The Critical First Sentence
by James Thayer

Genre: A Glorious Concept
by James Thayer

A Lesson from your Dog
by James Thayer

Seven Big Tips for Describing Characters
by James Thayer

Scratching – The Secret to Vivid Writing  
by James Thayer

Chop Off Whatever You Don’t Need  
by James Thayer

Your Story Template  
by James Thayer

The Sidekick: Better than Ten Thousand Relatives
by James Thayer

That’s So Yesterday: The Perils of Backstory 
by James Thayer

No Plot. Big Problem? Inventing a Plot 
by James Thayer

Hannibal, Nurse Ratched, the Shark? 
by James Thayer

Making Yellow More Yellow: The Power of Contrast  
by James Thayer

Fending Off Filters: A Key to Vivid Writing  
by James Thayer

The Essential Equation: P = T2 Plot Equals Trouble Squared  
by James Thayer

 

Cherie Tucker

Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
The Serial Comma: It's Back - May 2008
by Cherie Tucker

Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
Quotation Punctuation - June 2008
by Cherie Tucker

Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
Do You Have a Date? - July 2008
by Cherie Tucker

Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
Who's Afraid of the Semicolon? - August 2008

by Cherie Tucker

Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
In Case You Didn't Know - September 2008

by Cherie Tucker

Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
Where, oh, Where Does That Little Mark Go? - October 2008
by Cherie Tucker

Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
Let's Make a List - November 2008
by Cherie Tucker

Grammar Tips with GrammarWorks
It Happened When? - December 2008

by Cherie Tucker

Happy Holidays
Let's Make a List - January 2009
by Cherie Tucker

Did You Really Mean That? - February 2009
by Cherie Tucker

To Possess or Not to Possess - March 2009
by Cherie Tucker

Were You or Was You? - April 2009
by Cherie Tucker

The Pregnant Pause - May 2009
by Cherie Tucker

More About Possession - June 2009
by Cherie Tucker

The Verbing of Nouns - August 2009
by Cherie Tucker

Who, Whom, Which, and That - September 2009  
by Cherie Tucker

Another of the Pesky Commas - October 2009  
by Cherie Tucker

Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo - November 2009
by Cherie Tucker

To Be Con- - December 2009  
by Cherie Tucker

It's Not OK - February 2010
by Cherie Tucker

Making Lemonade - March 2010  
by Cherie Tucker

The Numbers Game - April 2010
by Cherie Tucker

Italics or Quotations Marks? - May 2010
by Cherie Tucker

The Numbers Game - June 2010
by Cherie Tucker

Dashes or Parentheses - July 2010  
by Cherie Tucker

The Writer's Bible - August 2010
by Cherie Tucker

Either . . . Or or Neither . . . Nor? - September 2010
by Cherie Tucker

More Red Flags - October 2010
by Cherie Tucker

But the Grammar Check Thingy Said - November 2010
by Cherie Tucker

Lie vs. Lay - December 2010
by Cherie Tucker

Give me an Adjective - January 2011  
by Cherie Tucker

Are You Talking to I? - February 2011
by Cherie Tucker

His/Hers? He/She? Theirs? S/he? - March 2011
by Cherie Tucker

...And I Say ToMAHto - May 2011 
by Cherie Tucker

The Vanishing Apostrophe - June 2011 
by Cherie Tucker

Is that a "Quote"? - July 2011 
by Cherie Tucker

A Capital Idea - August 2011
by Cherie Tucker

Back to School - September 2011 
by Cherie Tucker

At Last, Lie/Lay Explained - November 2011 New!
by Cherie Tucker

Susan Varno

 

Sick or Well, Keep on Writing

by Susan Varno

Christine Venzon

It’s Only Right: Writing about Social Responsibility for Children  
by Christine Venzon

Nikki Di Virgilio

At a Crossroads 

by Nikki Di Virgilio

 

Dori Jones Yang

 

How to Get Past Failure

by Dori Jones Yang

 

Laura Yeager

Telling the Truth
by Laura Yeager

To Teach or Not to Teach
by Laura Yeager

Making Lemonade
by Laura Yeager

You Can Change Your Writing Ritual
by Laura Yeager

One Writer’s Humble Place in the Publishing Universe...
by Laura Yeager

The Writing Process

by Laura Yeager

 

   

Author Index

 
   
Donna Alward  
Jeff Ayers  
Kit Bakke  
Lindsey Barrett  
Pam Binder  
Jason Black  
Erin Brown  
Matt Cates  
Sage Cohen  
Allen Cox  
Norelle Done  
Andre Dubus III  
Robert Dugoni   
Robert Ferrigno   
Joan Frank  
Aaron Goldfarb  
Diane Hammond  
James A. Haught  
Bill Kenower  
Kevin Lauderdale  
Rebbie Macintyre  
J. Malcolm Manness  
Paula Margulies  
Bob Mayer  
Angel Leigh McCoy  
Brian Mercer  
Joe Moore  
Laura Munson  
Adam Nichols  
Jennifer Paros  
Jane Porter  
Nancy Rapport MD  
Richard Ridley  
Katherine Pryor  
R.A. Riekki  
Ruth Schiffman  
Anna Sheehan  
Terry Stevens-Ayers  
James Thayer  
Cherie Tucker  
Susan Varno  
Christine Venzon  
Nikki Di Virgilio  
Dori Jones Yang  
Laura Yeager  
   

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