Always Familiarize Yourself With The Market You’re Writing In

By familiarizing yourself completely with the genre you're writing in, and hoping to submit to, you come across as professional and serious to potential agents or publishers. Knowing what they're talking about makes it easier for you to be assured that you are doing the right thing and being taken care of properly. It also … Continue reading Always Familiarize Yourself With The Market You’re Writing In

Beginnings, Middles & Ends, by Nancy Kress, Elements of Fiction Writing, AUTHOR RESOURCE

DESCRIPTION: Get your stories off to a roaring start. Keep them tight and crisp throughout. Conclude them with a wallop. Is the story or novel you've been carrying around in your head the same one you see on the page? Or does the dialogue suddenly sound flat and predictable? Do the events seem to ramble? … Continue reading Beginnings, Middles & Ends, by Nancy Kress, Elements of Fiction Writing, AUTHOR RESOURCE

Plot, Elements of Fiction Writing Series, by Ansen Dibell, AUTHOR RESOURCES

DESCRIPTION: Paperback, 170 pages Published July 15th 1999 by Writer's Digest Books (first published 1988) Original Title Plot (Elements of Fiction Writing) ISBN 0898799465 (ISBN13: 9780898799460) Edition Language English Series Elements of Fiction Writing "There are ways to create, fix, steer and discover plots--ways which, over a writing life, you'd eventually puzzle out for yourself," … Continue reading Plot, Elements of Fiction Writing Series, by Ansen Dibell, AUTHOR RESOURCES

Characters & Viewpoint, Elements of Fiction Writing, by Orson Scott Card, AUTHOR RESOURCE

Description: Paperback, 182 pages Published March 15th 1999 by Writer's Digest Books (first published 1988) Original Title Characters and Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing) ISBN13 9780898799279 Series Elements of Fiction Writing Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made. This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and … Continue reading Characters & Viewpoint, Elements of Fiction Writing, by Orson Scott Card, AUTHOR RESOURCE

Basic Magazine Writing, by Barbara Kevles, AUTHOR RESOURCE (Writing for Magazines as a Freelance Writer)

Description: ISBN-13: 978-0898790771 ISBN-10: 0898790778 A guide to researching and writing magazine articles includes advice on finding ideas, selecting markets, doing interviews, and dealing with controversial subjects. Whether you're a beginner or an established free-lance writer seeking to expand your markets and income, if you have the talent and the will to succeed, you'll find … Continue reading Basic Magazine Writing, by Barbara Kevles, AUTHOR RESOURCE (Writing for Magazines as a Freelance Writer)

Children’s Writer’s Word Book, a Writer’s Digest Book, by Alijandra Mogilner, AUTHOR RESOURCE

DESCRIPTION: Children’s Writer’s Word Book by Alijandra Mogilner Writer’s Digest Books, 2006 ISBN 978-1-58297-413-2 $16.99 hardcover, 352 pages About the Book Becoming a published children’s writer is an achievable dream—now more than ever! Publishers in this fast-growing market are hungry for articles, books and stories. The Children’s Writer’s Word Book will help you position and … Continue reading Children’s Writer’s Word Book, a Writer’s Digest Book, by Alijandra Mogilner, AUTHOR RESOURCE

A Critical Handbook of Children’s Literature, by Rebecca J. Lukens, AUTHOR RESOURCE

DESCRIPTION: Designed to facilitate the use of children's books from all genres, this exceptional text helps teachers, librarians, and media specialists select the best children's literature for the classroom, library, or home. Unlike an anthology of children's literature, which includes selected chapters or text summaries, the Eighth Edition of this highly regarded text teaches how … Continue reading A Critical Handbook of Children’s Literature, by Rebecca J. Lukens, AUTHOR RESOURCE

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books, by Harold D. Underdown, AUTHOR RESOURCE

DESCRIPTION: Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know. 'Jane Yolen, author. Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", … Continue reading The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books, by Harold D. Underdown, AUTHOR RESOURCE