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Get Smart: How to Tell Good Publishing Contracts From Bad

BY AUDREY WICK Like many new and debut authors, I was eager to sign with a traditional publisher. After the hard work of completing a novel, signing on the dotted line with a publishing house was exactly the reward I envisioned would make i...

How to Increase Your Screenplay’s Commercial Appeal

Selling a screenplay is no easy task. Ray Morton shares advice on how to increase your screenplay’s commercial appeal to help you choose the best stories to put on the page. “So, what do I have to do to guarantee that my script will sel...

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Izzybot’s Iterations

I’ve been thinking for a while about making one of these instead of just lurking on everyone else’s, so here we are. Hopefully it works as motivation! Normally I just yell into the void about my writing, and the void doesn’...

Marrying Fiction and Nonfiction in Business Books

In my latest book, Match in the Root Cellar, I tell the story of Carolyn, a newly appointed CEO in charge of dismantling her company’s default culture of complacency and discontent. Many people reading her story might assume she is a fict...

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Should I take people’s suggestions if I don’t know why?

It sounds to me like you’re writing too much “with the door open” (as Stephen King would say). It might help if you narrow your feedback pool to one reader, whose opinion you trust. This way, you’re not being e...

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Who currently knows you are a writer?

Hollowly said: ↑ I am curious to know at what point other posters are in their writing, (aspiring, finished but unpublished novel, published, etc.) and who they have told about it, (friends, family, co-workers) and how much they have ment...

Making Time to Write: Time Management For Screenwriters

Not all writers can afford to spend their whole day in front of the computer, typing out their next great script. Learn effective time management techniques on how to plan ahead and make writing a fixed part of your life. By C. Bryce Fuller...

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Non-traditional ways of completing your story faster

Welcome to WritingForums.com! Writing Forums is a privately-owned, community managed writing environment. We provide an unlimited opportunity for writers and poets of all abilities, to share their work and communicate with other write...

Encouraging Young Writers: Why You Should Set Aside Time to Read and Write With Kids

by Austin Moore Children change everything. Social habits, sleep habits, eating habits, and even writing habits are subject to complete upheaval when offspring enter the picture. The biggest change Tucker, my firstborn, made to this part of...

2018 April PAD Challenge: Day 10

Wow! We’re already one-third of the way through this challenge, and I’ve been impressed (as usual) by the creative approaches to each prompt. It never fails to amaze and delight me to see a prompt take life once in the hands of poets. F...

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