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Website Marketing Tips
Now more than ever before it’s imperative for authors to take an active role in the marketing of their work. Website marketing expert Andy Hayes offers tips.
Advice for Getting Published
J.B. Howick, president of WindRiver Publishing, Inc. and author of “Blow Us Away! Publishers’ Secrets for Successful Manuscripts,” has developed four imprints–WindRiver Publishing, Mapletree Publishing Company, Trumpet Media, and Silverton House Publishing–representing 69 published and in-development titles. Here he offers writers advice for getting published.
A Primer on Flash Fiction
Writers interested in short fiction may want to consider a new genre — Flash fiction. Michael Wilson, author of “Flash Writing: How to Write, Revise and Publish Stories Less Than 1,000 Words Long,” offers a primer on the art.
Becoming a Full-Time Writer
After years of consideration, author Roger Morris made the transition to full-time writing. How do you know when it’s time to make this bold move? Here he describes how he made the decision to give up his day job.
Tribute to Blake Snyder
Blake Snyder was one of the most noted authorities on screenplay structure having sold many original scripts and pitches to major studios, some as high as two million dollars. This tribute to the screenwriting guru is designed around his 15 story beats.
Having Fun with Screenwriting by Blake Snyder
Blake Snyder’s mega hit book, “Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need,” has enjoyed ten print runs, prompted standing room only crowds, and led to two subsequent books under the “Save the Cat” banner.
A Publisher’s Inside Scoop
Jennifer Silva Redmond, Editor-in-Chief of Sunbelt Publications, and “The Writing Show” host Paula B. reveal what editors are really thinking including:
How to select a publisher to query.
Differences between query letters and proposals.
How to write a great query (and what not to do).
How to talk yourself up without being obnoxious.
Why one should adhere to publishers’ guidelines.
How long does it take to get an answer.
How to be Funny
NPR host Scott Simon talks to Mike Sacks, author of “And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations With 21 Top Humor Writers On Their Craft,” and writer and director Harold Ramis about the art of being funny.