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Create Sensational Content
by Brian Scott. Years ago when Napoleon Hill's famous manuscript on building wealth was ready for publication, it had no title.His publisher called and said, "If you don't come up with a title by tomorrow morning, I'm going call it "USE YOUR NOODLE AND MAKE A BOODLE...
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How a Freelance Writer Finds Work
by Bobbi Linkemer. Work is the central issue of a freelance writer's life - the ability to find work and the desire and ability to do it. When I first began freelancing, close to 40 years ago, finding the work wasn't much of a problem. I wrote for anyone who was willin...
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Book Expo America for the Author or Aspiring Author
by Gail Richards. Book Expo America is the book industry’s largest annual U. S. event where publishers exhibit their next season books to retail book buyers. The event rotates around Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C, and Los Angeles, and occasionally to other...
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Science Fiction Writing - Ten Cliches to Avoid
by William Meikle. Science Fiction has become so much part of our culture that icons from it are all around us, in film, TV, computer games and music. Adoption into the mainstream makes science fiction both easy to sell, and hard to write without seeming tired and ...
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Hiring a Ghost Writer
by Corey Blake. When it comes to hiring a ghost writer, you need to be incredibly strategic about who you choose to pen your piece. Writers, like everyone, see the world from their own unique perspective, and their voice is going to come through loud and clear in yo...
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Bestsellers and Book Sales Expectations
by Gail Richards. Most new authors have no idea how book sales happen or what numbers to expect. A typical successful book from a major publisher sells between 20,000 and 40,000 copies. Healthy book sales from a smaller publisher may number at least 5,000 copies, wh...
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Self-Publishing: Vanity or Necessity?
by Athena Dean. Over the last decade, I have watched Christian publishers shift their focus away from being “message minded” to being “dollar minded.” Rather than Christian publishers setting the trends, they have chosen to follow those of the secular book p...
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Seven Levels Of Rejection: And How To Make Them Work For You
by Dara Girard. Most people in the writing world talk about the three levels of rejection--form, personal, rewrite--but I've discovered seven types (after over 200 rejections before being published and about hundred after, I should know). Learning how to analyze rej...
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Copy Editing
by Paula Plantier. Copy editing is a most important and time-consuming task for those involved in the field. It requires the sensitive editorial handling of print material of every kind. And it requires the editor’s close attention to a document’s every detail, its...
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Five Copy Killing Mistakes
by Kelly Robbins. You may have passed freshman comp with flying colors ten years ago, but mastering the skill of writing college essays does not make you a copywriter. While your ability to create complete, comprehensive sentences is important to writing successful co...
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Its More Than Just the Writing
by Mary Anne Donovan. I carry the torch of good writing: make no mistake about that. But there is another critical piece to conveying messages successfully in today's hurry-up, fast-paced, techno-world. That piece is the design of your documents. No, you don't need to be ...
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Stuart Nachbars Book Review
by Simon Barrett. Stuart Nachbar has created a curious novel in The Sex Ed Chronicles. Using a backdrop of 1980 New Jersey, we are introduced to the murky world of school politics. He has selected the contentious subject of compulsory Sex Education, however the subjec...
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Book Publishing Information
by Brian Scott. The publishing company is the backbone of the writing world. The publishing company provides a great service to society by publishing and displaying the work of authors. The global existence of publishers is obvious, but the inner workings of a publi...
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Writing Naturally
by Laurie J. Brenner. Have you ever found yourself stuck in your writing like a child on a rocking horse? Rocking back and forth, writing and editing, and wondering why your story doesn't take you anywhere?As a writer for a local weekly newspaper, I couldn't afford the lu...
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How To Write Attention-Grabbing Headlines: 10 Foolproof Methods
by Peter Coughlin. It's no surprise that your headline is crucial to the success of your article. It's the first thing your reader will see, and it has to do many things, including getting your reader's attention, drawing them into your article and encouraging them to ...
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How to Speak Persuasively
by Vincent Stevenson. Speaking to inform is the norm - but how do you convince your audience that what you say is worth acting upon?Not dissimilar to having a debate perhaps or trying to persuade a sceptical audience over to your point of view. How should you approach thi...
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Journaling for Stress Relief
by Valerie Dansereau. Journaling is a great way to deal with chronic stress. It is one of the most powerful tools for self growth and can help you release negative emotions, clear confusion and sort out puzzling or traumatic events. The best way to begin is to set a time...
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Starting a Freelance Writing Business
by Dana Blozis. If you had told me five years ago that I would walk away from my day job to start my own writing business, I would have told you that you were crazy. Although my career in the insurance industry wasn't particularly fulfilling, I was successful, made ...
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A Vote Of Thanks - The Dos And Do Nots
by Vincent Stevenson. Time should be taken to mentally prepare the structure of the vote of thanks speech. Be aware that the vote of thanks is not an evaluation and nor is it another speech in its own right, nor should it repeat the chairman's introduction. Yes, a lot to ...
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Are You Being Seduced by What you Think People Want to Hear?
by Isabel Parlett. I meet so many people who are mystified by their struggle to find words to talk about what they do. “But I'm a good writer!” “Heck, I was even in advertising!” “I know I'm good at what I do.” I've been pondering this for a while now, and ...
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Love
by Mary E. Martin. Love songs are everywhere. But does anyone have a definition of love, which — people claim — makes the world go around? Sure, it's easy to tell when you're in love with someone. [The heart pounds and you act like an idiot.] But it's much harder t...
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Should You Write A Resume Cover Letter Yourself?
by Mario Churchill. In this day and age competition is fierce for a limited number of desirable positions in the professional world. The only hope that many job seekers have, no matter how qualified they may be for the position, is to create a cover letter that turns up...
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The Top Ten Things a Good Public Speaker Must Never Do
by Tony Hall. There is lots of advice you can gain about how to become a confident and successful public speaker. You can learn all about preparation, style, and content and how to get the audience on your side. These are all vital aspects of becoming a great spee...
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10 Smart Moves For Getting Published In Top Magazines
by Marcia Yudkin. Eager to see your byline in magazines like Smithsonian, National Geographic, Parade or Outside? Here are 10 tips on getting past the threshold of "Maybe" to "Yes" at top magazines.1. Put timing on your side. You can change a perennial story, where...
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Seven Steps to a More Compelling, Engaging and Readable Book
by Peter Bowerman. Making Sure Your Book Gets Read, Referred, Talked About, and Bought More!(Excerpted from The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living, by Peter Bowerman. Fanove, 2006. www.wellfedsp.com). How many best sellers have you ev...
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