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How to Pitch a Story: 9 Insider Tips for Contacting the Right Editor

Avoid the dreaded contact form. Put your reporting chops to use, and learn how to pitch a story to the editor who can actually accept it.

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Is Writing for Newspapers Still a Good Career Path?

The newspaper industry has changed a lot since then and you might be wondering is writing for newspapers still a good career path?

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Editorially Speaking: How to Find a Book Editor You Can Trust

Wondering how to find an editor for your writing? Book editor Blake Atwood’s new monthly column tells all.

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Top 9 Best Romance Books

Settling down with a romance book can take you places you never dreamed of. In this article, we cover the nine best romance books, part of why they are loved, and what sets them apart.

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How To Format A Book: 10 Tips Your Editor Wants You To Know

You've written a book, and now you need to figure out how to format your book. Do yourself (and your editor!) a favor and follow this advice.

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Writing Sample Examples: How to Make Each One Count

Regardless of what type of writer you are, you are bound to come across times you will need to submit relevant writing sample examples. This article will help.

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How to Write a Book Proposal: A 19-Step Quick Guide

Need help learning how to write a book proposal? Literary agent Mark Gottlieb explains the basics, including a proposal template to follow.

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How to Shorten Your Sentences: 6 Easy Tips

Learning how to shorten your sentences can give your writing the flow it needs to hook readers. Are you hooked? Here's the first tip...

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Funny Book Titles: 4 Ways to Make it Work [Examples Included]

The title of your book is maybe one of the most important things about it, along with the cover. We’re going to talk about funny book titles, why you might use one...

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Write to Market: What it Means for Authors and Freelance Writers

Contents hide 1. What Does it Mean to Write to Market? 2. Write to Market: What it Means for Authors 2.1. Pros to write to market for authors 2.2. Cons for authors to write to market 3. Write to Market: What it Means for Freelancers 3.1. Picking a niche as a freelance writer 3.2. Pros […]