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I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about e-book covers and, specifically the size and proportion requirements for submitting the cover image of your e-book when you upload it to a retailer or a distributor.
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Query letters are a much-debated practice in the writing community.
Elmore Leonard : Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather.
"THE END" is Only the Beginning: A Step-by-Step Guide to Refining Your Manuscript by Anita L. Nolan Even though you type "THE END" when you finish a first draft, your work is only beginning. Rewriting, revising, editing, and polishing your manuscript are still to come.
(Note: this post relates mostly to fiction authors seeking literary agents, though certainly has some bleed-over regarding those with screenplays or non-fiction proposals or what-not.)
Is your author bio boring?
Posted on Jul 5th, 2011 | 231 comments Sometimes it’s hard to believe how difficult it can be to write about yourself in a bio—after all, you’re a writer! But I understand it’s not as simple as that, so here are a few tips to make it easier.
Posted by Dennis G. Jerz, on March 30th, 2011 Jerz > Writing > Creative >
As a child of the 80s, the Choose Your Own Adventure books were a fixture of my rainy afternoons. My elementary school library kept a low, fairly unmaintained-looking shelf of them hidden in one of its back corners. Whether this non-marquee placement was an attempt by the librarians to deemphasize the books in favor of ‘serious’ (children’s) literature or was simply my good luck I still haven’t worked out.
Any creative writer should have three main aims: write, stay organized and get published. The following list of free websites and apps for writers aims to help you do just that. Get Inspired
There are three bodies of a script: Headings, narrative and dialogue.
Scripts for sale/option/representation, by Anikó J. Bartos & Alan C.
My last post about trends in publishing got a bit of interest. Anyway, we do live in a well connected world and anyone can read trends, listening to the right signals .