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Articles I’ve written extensively about writing over the years, and to the left, you’ll find the sections for the writing articles, how-tos, and workshops I’ve written on this site.On your right, you’ll find links to the individual articles. Complete and always-current section directories are here: Writing FAQS Directory The most frequently-asked questions I’ve received since I started the first version of this site back in 1997. Writing Heart, Mind, & Soul Directory writersmarket Unless you’re already a well-published poet, you should be concerned with publishing your poems in print and online publications. Most publications allow poets to submit 3-5 poems per submission, but you’ll need to check specific guidelines before sending your poems. lists more than 400 magazines accepting poetry, as well as hundreds of book publishers, online publications and contests looking for poetry. Listings include contact information, submission preferences, payment rates, and more.

template Finishing Your Novel “A writer is someone who finishes.” -- Thomas Farber This section is for you if: You’ve started a novel but are having trouble finishing it, or You want to start a novel but aren’t sure you’ll be able to finish it. I’ve been writing novels (and teaching about writing novels) for twenty years, and one thing I’ve learned is how to finish. Writers Associations: A List Of Organizations For Writers Here’s a great list of writers associations and organizations for writers! Many local writers organizations have affiliations with national groups, but some writing groups stand alone within their communities. If you want to find local writing groups or national writing associations, look no further!

How to Write a Fascinating Thesis Statement No professors or teaching assistants want to read a boring paper. They want to read a paper that engages them; a paper that is compelling and clearly articulated. So how do you write one of these papers? Well, the most important part of writing a fascinating paper is to develop a great thesis statement. You see, your thesis statement is the spine for your entire paper. It’s the glue that holds your paper together.

WRITER'S TOOLBOX: 35 Best Tools for Writing Online Whether you’re new to the world of authorship or a veteran trying to make the most of Web services and applications, there are a number of online tools for writers of all types. From blogging platforms to networking hotbeds, and job boards to real-world gatherings, and more, the supply of utilities is comprehensive, to say the least. But finding them all can be hard-going, so we’ve taken the liberty to make the discovery process easier by arranging our top finds here for your perusal. Here are 35 of the best social media tools for writers. Have one that you'd recommend? How to self-publish an ebook A while back I wrote a column titled "Self-publishing: 25 things you need to know," which was mostly about how to create and sell your own paper book. After folks asked me to do something similar for e-books, I created this article, which has now been updated a few times. I begin with one caveat: The whole e-book market is rapidly evolving, and a lot of self-publishing companies are offering e-book deals bundled into their print book publishing packages, which makes them harder to break out and evaluate. It's all quite complicated, and in an effort to sort through the confusion, I've decided to offer a few basic tips and present what I think are some of the best options out there for creating an e-book quickly and easily.

How to Write a Thesis Sentence The big idea The thesis is the key to any persuasive speech or essay. It's the point you want to prove. It's the focus of the whole thing. Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know Note to readers: I originally published the article back in 2008 and have updated it a few times, most recently on June 13, 2012. This article primarily addresses self-publishing a print book, though many of the tips apply to e-books as well. For specific information about publishing an e-book, see my companion article, "How to self-publish an ebook."

Star Wars: Blogs Anyone can read our blogs but in order to start your own blog, you'll need to be a paying Hyperspace member. To sign up for Hyperspace, click here . Once you sign up for Hyperspace, you can sign in , and use this step-by-step guide on how to set up your blog and get started writing blog entries! Writing your blog Step One: Sign in

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