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Making A Good Writer Great

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2000 | Columnist: Linda Seger

Making A Good Writer Great A Creativity Workbook for Screenwriters by Linda Seger February, 2000 A brief review of the best-selling author's latest book. Can creativity be taught? Best-selling author Linda Seger thinks so and has forged a notable career doing just that by inspiring screenwriters to Hollywood success. While never having been a credited Read more »

In A Lonely Little Room: How It Feels To Be A Writer

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2000 | Columnist: Susan Mary Malone

A monthly column written by an Authorlink contributing editor. We welcome your questions, comments and input to this page. ASK THE EDITOR In A Lonely Little Room: How It Feels To Be A Writer By Susan Malone February, 2000 Writing is a convoluted business. Not just the business of the business, but the actual fashioning of a Read more »

The Difference Between Polishing and Rewriting

Pub Date: Jan 1, 2000 | Columnist: Susan Mary Malone

A monthly column written by an Authorlink contributing editor. We welcome your questions, comments and input to this page. ASK THE EDITOR The Difference Between Polishing and Rewriting By Susan Malone January, 2000 We have a HUGE misconception in the writing world about what constitutes revision. Many confuse copy editing and polish with rewrite. Such is not Read more »

The Art of Fiction Writing or How to Fall Down the Rabbit Hole Without Really Trying

Pub Date: Dec 2, 1999 | Columnist: Emily Hanlon

Excerpts from: The Art of Fiction Writing or How to Fall Down the Rabbit Hole Without Really Trying by Emily Hanlon Bestselling author and teacher   So you need some inspiration? Try some RPC: Risk, Passion and Creativity Being a creator is risky business. Don’t underestimate the tremendous emotional and psychic risks the journey demands. Learn Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch Connecting With Your Reader Part III: Action

Pub Date: Dec 1, 1999 | Columnist: Don Whittington

A monthly column of wit, insight, irreverance and inspiration by a published author and veteran of the publishing trenches. The Ink-Stained Wretch Don Whittington Connecting With Your Reader Part III: Action December, 1999   What is action? Having discussed point of view and characterization we come to the final leg of this tripod that holds our Read more »

Guerrilla Articles

Pub Date: Nov 3, 1999 | Columnist: Michael H. Sedge

Guerrilla Articles From Marketing Strategies for Writers, reprinted with permission of the author and Allworth Press, © 1999 Michael H. Sedge. May not be downloaded, photocopied, distributed or excerpted without permission of the author and/or publisher By Michael Sedge (Allworth Press) © Michael Sedge 1060 words   Sometimes I feel that writers intentionally make an effort Read more »

Sound: Its Importance In Prose

Pub Date: Nov 2, 1999 | Columnist: Noah Lukeman

Sound: Its Importance In Prose Noah Lukeman, New York Literary Agent November 1999 From The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile, reprinted with permission of Simon & Schuster/Fireside Books, © 1999 Noah Lukeman. May not be downloaded, photocopied, distributed or excerpted without permission of the author and/or publisher &nbsp Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch – Connecting With Your Reader Part II: Character

Pub Date: Nov 1, 1999 | Columnist: Don Whittington

A monthly column of wit, insight, irreverance and inspiration by a published author and veteran of the publishing trenches. The Ink-Stained Wretch – Connecting With Your Reader Part II: Character Don Whittington   November, 1999 Last time we talked about sending a reader to an island, an undiscovered country, using point of view to give him new Read more »

Do Writers Really Need New York? Part III

Pub Date: Nov 1, 1999 | Columnist: Susan Mary Malone

A monthly column written by an Authorlink contributing editor. We welcome your questions, comments and input to this page. ASK THE EDITOR Do Writers Really Need New York? Part III By Susan Malone November, 1999 We’ve been talking in recent months about which publishing routes work best for writers (the as-yet unpublished and established authors as Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch – Connecting With Your Reader Part I

Pub Date: Oct 1, 1999 | Columnist: Don Whittington

A monthly column of wit, insight, irreverance and inspiration by a published author and veteran of the publishing trenches. The Ink-Stained Wretch Don Whittington October, 1999 Connecting With Your Reader Part I of III   There is no more daring adventure in the world than to try and reach another mind through a work of fiction.&nbsp Read more »