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Learn the Writing Style of Stephen King by Brian Scott → Stephen King's legacy as a bestselling horror/psychological fiction writer is attributed to his writing style. Because readers can identify with many of King's three-dimensional, dynamic characters, his stories captivate and engage his loyal fans and first-time readers. For example, the protagonist in "Carrie" is a high school girl ostracized because she is different ...
10 Techniques to Write Your Screenplay Faster by Gregg Hienz → Fade In. For screenwriters, those are two of the scariest words that they type on their computer screens. That's because everything that follows will come spewing out of their imagination and they better get it right. Too much pressure? Welcome to Hollywood. Just because you have a "what if" scenario which you think will make a mega-blockbuster ...
Writing the Perfect Article Pitch by Giulia Simolo → If writing an article pitch makes you fret, bear in mind the benefits. Summaries enable you to submit a paragraph or two on your idea instead of wasting time writing an entire article that gets put on the backburner because it was not what the publication had in mind. Summaries are a way to show off your writing skills while giving your editor a better idea of what you want to write ...
The Craft of Writing for Self-Publishing by Patrick Dodson → Writing well requires craft. And whether you're writing for a traditional publisher, or with a view towards self-publication, the development of your craft as an author is essential. In this series of articles, I'd like to focus on those areas of the craft that are helpful in publishing your own work. To illustrate the process I'll share some of my own journey in learning how to write and self-publish three non-fiction books ...

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Writing Contests/Poetry Competitions
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NEW PRISM international's Annual Literary Contests - $1,500 prize - Deadline: 11/21/2014
NEW CONSEQUENCE Magazine Prize in Fiction - $250 prize - Deadline: 10/31/2014
NEW Alice James Award - $2,000 prize - Deadline: 11/01/2014
NEW The Raven Cover Story Contest - $500 prize - Deadline: 11/01/2014
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Writer's Guidelines Database
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NEW Ceramics Monthly Magazine Guidelines - Pays 10 cents/word
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NEW Metro Parent Magazine Guidelines - Pays $150-$350/article
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Learn About a Writing Career
Learn about which type of freelance writing career is right for you! Discover writing careers in magazine writing, blogging, copyriting, proofreading, and many more. View all Writing Careers


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Top 10 Tips Series
An ongoing series of the best tips to become a better freelance writer.



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Top 10 Hot Topics
An ongoing series of hot topics that you can pitch to editors at different magazines and websites.



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Ask the Experts
Expert advice from professional freelance writers and book authors on writing, marketing and making money as a freelance writer. Each month we gather expert advice and timely quotes from leading experts in the industry.


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Sample Query Letter Templates
Learn how freelance writers compose query letters to pitch articles to magazines and websites. These are real query letters written by real writers.


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Freelance Writing: The Video Tutorial Series
Short videos offer you solid advice on becoming a freelance writer and how to succeed in a writing career.


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